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Sharon Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA, to Discuss Role of Media in Democracy at Press Club Luncheon June 5

Washington, D.C. — “The Role of Public Media in Our Democracy” will be the subject of a speech by Sharon Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA, at a luncheon speech at the National Press Club on Thursday, June 5.

Ms. Rockefeller will discuss the role public television plays in having an informed citizenry particularly in a presidential election year, such as this one.

The National Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and (the speaker’s) remarks will begin just after 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session.
Advance reservations should be made by telephoning Pat Nelson at the National Press Club, (202) 662-7501. Cost of luncheon admission is $16 for National Press Club members, $28 for their guests and $35 for general admission.

The National Press Club is located at 14th and F Streets, NW, one block west of Metro Center. More information about the Club and its programs is found on its Internet website: press.org.

The National Press Club, founded in 1908, has more than 3,500 members in Washington, DC and worldwide. Widely known for its Speaker Luncheon Series, televised by C-SPAN, and its public forums for visiting Heads of State, the NPC also is Washington’s most frequently used venue for news conferences. The NPC conducts an aggressive program of professional education for journalists, funds scholarships for journalism students of color, and operates the nation’s only non-academic research library for journalists.

For More Information:
Melinda Cooke
(202) 662-7516
mcooke@press.org

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