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NBC broadcasts Parton story

Monday, May 11, 2015 – Dolly Parton's life story will be on TV as NBC will broadcast the movie "Coat of Many Colors," named after Parton's song and based on Parton's upbringing.

Parton, who will executive produce, had called the 1971 track her favorite song she has written. It tells the story of how her mother stitched together a coat for her daughter out of rags given to the family, telling her the biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. But when the girl, all excited, debuts the new coat at school, she is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing rags.

The original coat is now on display in Parton's Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

NBC's deal with Parton, announced in January, includes a series of standalone TV movies based on Parton's songs, stories and life. They will contain music, but won't be musicals, with Parton possibly appearing in some. Parton is developing the projects with production partner Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.


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