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Celebrating the Life of Nelson Mandela

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." 

- Nelson Mandela (July, 18, 1918 - Dec. 5, 2013) 


In the past several days since Nelson Mandela's passing, we've watched individuals from South Africa and around the globe take to the streets, the web and social media to express their grief and memorialize his iconic life. 

We invite you to join us to celebrate his unique outlook and vision for the future. In wake of his passing, AETN and PBS have assembled a definitive collection of resources to remember his achievements and the profound impact, beginning with the broadcast of "The Long March of Nelson Mandela" on "FRONTLINE," Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 9 p.m.

This extraordinary biography, created by "FRONTLINE" executive producer David Fanning himself, is a rich resource to learn more about how Mandela united a nation and inspired the world. The two-hour documentary will explore an intimate and surprising story of the beloved statesman, which few may know. Documenting the life of a bomb-throwing revolutionary who became a skilled politician while in prison - who was also a passionate individual who sacrificed the love of his life for a country that needed him more - the film draws on stories and insights from Mandela's closest colleagues, fellow prisoners, friends and political adversaries to paint a thorough portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest leaders. "The Long March of Nelson Mandela" is available to watch online for the very first time at:

We also invite you to visit the program's Facebook page to view an innovative social media project, centering around a timeline of Mandela's life. Covering nearly a center of history with extensive pictures, exclusive interviews and letters - as well as unforgettable excerpts from the film - this timeline will offer you the opportunity to share your thoughts and memories and become acquainted with others impacted by Mandela's life.


Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

"The Long March of Nelson Mandela," 6:30 p.m.