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National Archives Hosts 9th Annual Forum on Communications Featuring Former White House Photographers on October 30
Press Release · Monday, Oct 28, 2013

Washington, DC

Dee Dee Myers to moderate panel exploring "Communicating the Presidency"

Washington, DC…On Wednesday, October 30, at 7 p.m., the National Archives hosts the Ninth Annual McGowan Forum on Communications. This year’s special program focuses on "Communicating the Presidency: Presidential Photographers." The event will be webcast live on the National Archives UStream channel [http://www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives].

This public program is free, and no advance registration is required. It will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

This program is presented in partnership with the White House Historical Association and the White House Correspondents’ Association and is made possible through the generous support of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. and the Foundation for the National Archives.

Communicating the Presidency: Presidential Photographers

What is it like to photograph the most powerful person in the world? The Presidential photographer documents history, capturing official events, and private moments. A panel moderated by Dee Dee Myers, who served as White House Press Secretary during President Bill Clinton’s first term, includes veteran Presidential photographers David Hume Kennerly (Gerald Ford), David Valdez (George H.W. Bush), Sharon Farmer (Bill Clinton), and Eric Draper (George W. Bush). The panel will discuss the photographs as they are projected on screen and share their personal recollections of photographing the Presidents.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is Metro accessible on the Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of the program, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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