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The bond between Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, two...

April 30, 1989

The bond between Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, two "buddies on the stormy sea of booze," led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The story of Wilson's struggle for sobriety is told in "My Name Is Bill W.," a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" drama airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC (Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42).

James Woods portrays Wilson and James Garner plays Smith. The actors previously co-starred as brothers in "Promise," an Emmy Award-winning 1986 TV movie. JoBeth Williams plays Wilson's wife.

"My Name Is Bill W." is a two-hour film written by William G. Borchert and directed by Daniel Petrie.

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