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Actor Paul Blackthorne of ABC's 'The River' to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell




Actor Paul Blackthorne, Star of ABC's 'The River', will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell. 'The River' premiered on Tuesday, February 7 and airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT on ABC.


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Thursday, February 9th, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET       


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About Paul Blackthorne:

Star of ABC's THE RIVER and known for his roles on hit TV shows that include LIPSTICK JUNGLE opposite Brooke Shields and the popular Sci-Fi miniseries THE DRESDEN FILES as well as his film work, most notably his role in the Academy Award® nominated film LAGAAN opposite Aamir Khan.

This talented Brit is also a filmmaker and photographer; currently directing, producing and writing the documentary THIS AMERICAN JOURNEY with producer T Woody Richman (FAHRENHEIT 911, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY) about the journey of two strangers (himself and Mister Basquaili, a famed Australian photographer) who hit the road with no planned route, making their way from New York to California to talk with people about their lives, what is important to them, and the continuing viability of the American Dream in the wake of the economic downturn. Three thousand miles and a car full of life lessons later, they discover that so called 'ordinary' Americans are anything but.  

About ABC's The River:

Dr. Emmet Cole is missing.

The beloved host of The Undiscovered Country, which brought the wonder and magic of the natural world into our homes for so many years, has disappeared in the wilds of the Amazon. Gone for six months now—and believed by many to be dead—his emergency beacon went off two weeks ago. Now Dr. Cole's wife and frequent co-host of The Undiscovered Country, Tess, has begun the search for her husband. With the help of her son, Lincoln, and crew members Lena Landry, Emilio Valenzuela and his daughter Jahel, and Captain Kurt Bryndilson, Tess is looking to be reunited with her husband and save the rest of his missing crew.

Documenting the journey will be Dr. Cole's long-time friend and collaborator on The Undiscovered Country, award-winning Producer Clark Quietly, and a team of renowned camera operators including AJ Poulain.

But the search for Dr. Cole may provide more questions than answers. Where have he and the missing crew been? What mysteries of the uncharted Amazon did they capture on film? Can this family that was torn asunder six months ago be miraculously reunited? The world holds its breath as we wait to find out just what became of Dr. Emmet Cole and his crew.


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