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Water is Wide, The

Water is Wide, The

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, January 29, 2006 8.4 13 2
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  • Season: 2005-06
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Period Piece, Man Against The System, Black Story, Children/Teens, True Story
  • Based On: Water is Wide, The written by Pat Conroy

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book by Pat Conroy. In 1969, idealistic teacher Pat Conroy moves to Yamacraw Island off the Carolina coast to teach in a one-room school house. After meeting his 12 predominantly black mixed-grade students, he is shocked to find that most are illiterate and can barely add. Going against the stern advice from the school's principal, he undertakes unconventional teaching methods to educate his students. The children embrace his kind, spirited manner and begin to thrive under his tutelage. His creative style, however, proves too unconventional for the school administration, and he learns that his job may be in jeopardy. But Pat has no intention of abandoning the students without a fight.


Production Company:

  • Hallmark Hall of Fame Prods. IAW Fox Television Studios

Production Type:

  • Independent
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