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O'Donnell's 'America' long time in making

24 February 2009 8:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Rosie O'Donnell waited seven years to see a pet project of hers make it to the small screen, and "America," her Lifetime telefilm that premieres Saturday, likely will have been worth the wait, at least according to the creative and executive talent attending a Paley Center panel Tuesday night.

The two-hour movie, which navigates the U.S. foster care system and the problems youth face when they are aged out of the system at 18, will make an "impact on the foster care system; millions of women will make a difference because that’s what women do," Lifetime Networks executive vp entertainment JoAnn Alfano said introducing the pic.

Following the screening, O'Donnell shared "America's" story to the screen -- from being handed E.R. Frank’s book in 2002 by an intern on her former talk show before leaving for a flight to L.A. to adapting the teleplay in four days »

- By Lesley Goldberg

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