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Pool Feed Media Advisory: PAUL McCARTNEY TO RECEIVE THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG

Broadcast footage available via DC NEWS BUREAUS POOL FEED (contact your network DC News Bureau), which will have the concert in its entirety.

Feed is in clear and will be available Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. EDT (live broadcast).  WETA and PBS will provide news organizations use of the footage within customary news practices (not to exceed two minutes) for broadcast television and/or online purposes only.  This video credit must be chyroned while footage is broadcast: PBS/Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House.  WETA and PBS will also grant news organizations audio usage within customary news practices for broadcast use only with the appropriate credit: Audio courtesy of PBS/Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House.

WHAT:     “Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House” is a PBS music special in the White House East Room that WETA will produce in association with the Library of Congress, Mark Krantz Productions and CoMedia.  President and Mrs. Obama will host the concert event on June 2 in honor of musician Sir Paul McCartney’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.  President Obama will present the Gershwin Prize to McCartney during the event.

WHO:     Performing: Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Jonas Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris, Lang Lang and Jack White. (Program subject to change.) 
             Brief Remarks: Jerry Seinfeld

WHEN:     Concert Date: Wed., June 2, 2010, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT (may conclude early)
               Broadcast Date: Wed., July 28, 2010, 8p.m. EDT (check local listings) (90 mins.)
(The television music special, part of the PBS “In Performance at the White House” series, will feature the concert event, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.)
   
WHERE:     The White House East Room, Washington, D.C.

MEDIA
COVERAGE:
    The President’s remarks at the ceremony and his presentation of the Gershwin Prize to Sir Paul McCartney will be pooled press.  For enquiry into pre- or post-event access to talent, please contact Kate Kelly at kkelly@weta.org / 703.998.2072 / 818.653.9916 (cell).  An electronic press kit, with artists’ photos, is available at pbs.org/pressroom.

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