UNION BRIDGE — This sleepy Carroll town will emerge from anonymity to the glare of national television tonight -- if only for a few minutes.
Tonight and tomorrow, ABC-TV airs "Separate But Equal," a two-part televisionmovie that includes scenes shot last fall at the town's historic train station.
The four-hour miniseries dramatizes the events leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision to desegregate the nation's schools.
The telecast airs at 9 p.m. both nights on WJZ Channel 13.
On a quiet Wednesday afternoon in late September, the ABC crew createda stir when it descended on the town unexpectedly. Residents and merchants gathered at the depot, now the home of the Western Maryland Historical Society museum, to watch Burt Lancaster and Sidney Poitier,among others, do their thing.