NBC News To Air Two Hour Special on Farrah Fawcett

By Chris Ariens Comment

Farrah_5.8.jpgFriday night, NBC News presents “Farrah’s Story,” a personal look at Farrah Fawcett’s battle with cancer shot with her own home video recorder. “Farrah’s Story” chronicles the actress’ two and half year battle with cancer, in her own words as she explains her battle.

“This film is very personal,” Fawcett said during filming. “At the time, I didn’t know if anybody would ever see it. But at some point, the footage took on a life of its own and dictated that it be seen.”

“This is an incredibly intimate and moving story about Farrah’s struggle,” Doug Vaughan, senior vice president of specials and alternative development said. “Farrah wanted us to see the face of cancer and she wanted to set the record straight regarding her diagnosis, her treatment and her outlook on the future.”

Interestingly, the broadcast documents Fawcett’s efforts to protect her privacy by standing up to the paparazzi.

NBC News paid a licensing fee for the footage, but isn’t saying how much. “Farrah’s Story” airs Friday night a 9pmET/PT.