Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


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Truman Library Presents "Bill Moyers on Presidential Power"
Nov. 3 at Unity Temple on the Plaza

INDEPENDENCE, MO-As the nation prepares for the 2008 presidential elections, the Truman Library presents a powerful forum on the hot-button topic of executive power with veteran journalist Bill Moyers. Bill Moyers on Presidential Power is open to the public and takes place Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Special guests Michael Beschloss, Elizabeth Spalding, and Timothy Naftali join Moyers as he explores presidential power and asks, How much is too much?
This program is made possible by The Howard & Virginia Bennett Forum on the Presidency.

General admission tickets for Bill Moyers on Presidential Power are on sale now for $15 through Central Ticket Office. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Call (816) 235-6222 or visit www.trumanlibrary.org to purchase tickets.

The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is one of 12 presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. The Truman Library is supported, in part, by its nonprofit partner, the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, dedicated to preserving and sharing the legacy of America's 33rd President through innovative outreach, hands-on history labs, world-class exhibitions, and public forums. Together we can contribute to a better tomorrow by helping adults and students alike better understand our democracy, the American presidency, and each person's power to make a difference.

Brief Biographies
Over the years, Bill Moyers has earned more than 30 Emmy awards and 10 Peabody awards for his work creating shows like The Power of Myth (with Joseph Campbell), A World of Ideas, and Healing and the Mind. He is, a biographer has written, "one of the few broadcast journalists who might be said to approach the stature of Edward R. Murrow." In April, Moyers returned to PBS with Bill Moyers Journal.

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning presidential historian and the author of numerous books, including his most recent, Presidential Courage. Newsweek has called Beschloss "the nation's leading Presidential historian." He is a regular contributor on PBS's The News Hour and ABC News.

Timothy Naftali is the director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Before joining the National Archives, Naftali taught history at several universities, including the University of Virginia, where he also served as director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. His has written for Slate.com, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and other publications.

Elizabeth Spalding is associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. With a research interest in U.S. presidents and policies, Spalding is a frequent presenter at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

 

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