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George H.W. Bush narrates 'It's a Wonderful Life' for the visually impaired on Christmas Eve

December 22, 2010 |  7:04 am

It's a Wonderful Life

According to many over the years, "It's a Wonderful Life" is a wonderful holiday movie.

But millions of Americans who are visually impaired can only hear the dialog of Frank Capra's 1946 black-and-white classic.President George H. W. Bush

No longer.

This year former President George H.W. Bush (No. 41) has recorded an oral description of the entire movie. He was the president who signed the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990.

So this Friday evening, which just happens to be Christmas Eve, as NBC broadcasts the film nationally, anyone can click on the SAP channel and hear the one-time commander in chief's grandfatherly narration on simulcast. (It has the same happy ending.)

It's part of a national fundraising effort by RP International to help save the School for the Blind in Van Nuys, Calif.  According to RPI, only 7,500 people each donating only $10 would enable it to reach the financial goal. Donations possible right here.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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