Thursday, March 15, 2007

Support Deaf Actors

My husband and I are huge fans of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. After much talk and anticipation, NBC has announced an episode featuring not one but many Deaf actors, including:

Deanne Bray
Alexandria Wailes
Garrett Suercher
Darren Frazier
Hillary Baack
Willy Conley
Raymond Luczak

In addition, NBC broke TV history by hiring the most Deaf extras (35 people) for a network TV episode. I think this is wonderful that they are supporting Deaf actors.

This exciting drama is called "The Silencer" and airs on the local NBC stations on April 3rd at 9 p.m. So, mark your calendars and set your TiVo's and DVR's to watch or record it! The more people that watch it (or have their TV's on to NBC), the Nielson ratings will go up, allowing more Deaf actors to be asked back to work!


Anonymous said...

How exciting! I'll have to tape it!

Dianrez said...

There is a link at the NBC website that offers a free download of this episode. However, after jumping through several hoops and downloading an iTunes program in order to play the movie, it took me to a screen that requires me to pay $2.99 to download it. I was reluctant to pay it because of being told by others that downloaded movies from the internet usually have captions stripped off.

See what you think: here is the link.

Laurie said...


I had the same problem. I see you left a comment on the website. The more people that mention this, maybe NBC and iTunes will take notice and allow accommodations for the Deaf and HOH.

Thanks for letting me know.

Paula said...

This is a repeat episode. It first aired in 2007. That's why it's available for purchase. You would never be able to buy an episode in advance of its airing.