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September 14, 2006

Ford's Theatre - In conjunction with "STATE OF THE UNION" - Presents Panel Discussion - " Presidential Politics: Pundits, Personalities & the People," Monday, Sept. 25, 7:00 p.m.

From: Ford's Theatre - Sep 14, 2006

September 14, 2006 Contact: Joyce M. Patterson


Presidential Politics: Pundits, Personalities & the People
(a panel discussion with)
Helen Thomas - Bob Schieffer

in conjunction with
Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

7:00 P.M. - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC—Top Washington journalists will discuss Washington politics and power at Ford’s Theatre at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 25, in conjunction with Ford’s production of State of the Union by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Bob Schieffer, CBS News anchor and host of Face the Nation, will moderate the discussion with Helen Thomas, Hearst columnist, and other panelists to be determined.

State of the Union, the 1946 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, is the ultimate Washington power play about political ambition, moral principles, backroom deals and romantic intrigue. Director Kyle Donnelly, a Washington favorite and Arena Stage alum, returns to D.C. for her directorial debut at Ford’s.

While the panel discussion is free, the public is invited to reserve seats at (202) 347-6262. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 25.

Underwriters for “State of the Union” include Southern Company, BAE Systems and the National Endowment for the Arts. Ford's Theatre stages Built by The Home Depot.

Ford’s Theatre Society is a not-for-profit corporation created to produce live entertainment on Ford’s historic stage. Paul R. Tetreault is producing director. It is the mission of the Ford’s Theatre Society to honor President Lincoln and his love of the theatre by producing plays and musicals that celebrate and explore the American experience as revealed by America’s greatest theatre artists.