Chris Webber (Five-time NBA All-Star) and leader of the Fab 5 Michigan Wolverines, will appear prominently in Cartoon Network’s first original documentary, Speak Up, from it’s pro-social initiative “Stop Bullying: Speak Up.”
With tragic stories about bullying appearing in the news so regularly, the documentary speaks directly to kids by kids, mostly between 8 and 13 years old, who either have been the target of bullies, bystanders in a bullying situation or been bullies themselves.
In Speak Up, Chris Webber, along with the young hosts of Cartoon Network’s Dude, What Would Happen (CJ Manigo, Ali Sepasyar and Jackson Rogow); Matt Wilhelm (Pro BMX champion); and NASCAR drivers Trevor Bayne (2011 Daytona 500 winner), Jeff Burton and Joey Logano (the youngest NASCAR champion) appear in the film to share their experiences about bullying and to encourage kids in finding the best ways to reach out for help.
Speak Up premieres commercial-free Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m. with an encore telecast at 8 p.m. (all times ET/PT).
Before, during and immediately following the telecast, renowned bullying prevention expert and author Rosalind Wiseman will answer viewer questions about key issues online StopBullyingSpeakUp.com.
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