Fusion Schedules Sam Simon Documentary For Sunday

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Fusion will air its documentary about TV producer/writer/director Sam Simon this Sunday. In August, Fusion announced Simon had given the network exclusive rights to document “the final months of his life” as he battled terminal cancer and his work to promote animal rights.

Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story will air Sunday at 8 PM. The network – launched in 2013 as a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network –  will repeat the docu throughout next week.

“Our hope is to pay tribute to his life and career while also sparking an important conversation about animal rights and empowering young people to be a catalyst for change,” said Fuson CEO Isaac Lee when the project was announced last summer.   Simon died Sunday at the age of 59, after a two-year battle with terminal colorectal cancer. He chose to give away most of his…

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