For Immediate Release

Contact Information:
Stacy McCullough or Sarah Rutledge
Sprenger McCullough & Company, 816-221-9716

Political Analyst David Broder to Reschedule Appearance in Kansas City.

December 7 lecture to be rescheduled for mid- 2001.

December 5, 2000 - Kansas City, MO - The Harry S. Truman Library and The UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair for Continuing Education has announced today that Washington Post columnist and political analyst David Broder has cancelled his December 7 appearance in Kansas City. Due to the importance and uncertainty of the events surrounding the Presidency, Broder deeply regrets that he cannot come to Kansas City for his previously scheduled appearance on Thursday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at the Kauffman Foundation. Because of Broder's key role in covering the election and the events taking place around the election, the Washington Post will not permit Broder to leave Washington. Broder's presentation will be rescheduled for mid- 2001 and due to the tremendous interest in his presentation, the event will be moved to a larger auditorium.

Broder's appearance was to be the first in The American Presidency Lecture Series which is being presented by The Harry S. Truman Library & Museum and The UMKC Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair for Continuing Education. This lecture series will feature some of the nation's leading political analysts. This unique series boasts of three Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists and authors, providing Kansas City with an inside perspective on the American political scene. The keynote speakers are nationally-syndicated Washington Post columnist David Broder to be rescheduled in mid- 2001, national television commentator and reporter Haynes Johnson on January 25 and noted author Doris Kearns Goodwin on March 16. The lecture series is being presented at several area locations in Kansas City, Missouri and is funded by the prestigious UMKC/Cockefair Chair and the Harry S. Truman Library Institute. Admission to the Broder and Johnson lectures is free, but seating is limited. Admission to the Goodwin event is $15 and includes breakfast. Reservations to each event can be made by calling Central Ticket Office at 816-235-2700. For more information on the series, call (816) 235-1576.

The Truman Library and Museum is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Mo. Normally, the museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a. m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 years and under.

The Harry S. Truman Library is one of ten Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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