FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 8, 2002
CONTACT: Kathleen Shields
734.487.4400
kathleen.shields@emich.edu


AMERICAN PRESIDENTS SERIES DEBUTS MAY 14
AT EASTERN MICHGAN UNIVERSITY

YPSILANTI -From Teddy Roosevelt to Richard Nixon, our country has seen many different personalities hold our nation's highest office. Learn more about these leaders through award-winning documentaries, related texts and a scholar-led discussion at the "Presidents, Politics and Power" program at Eastern Michigan University's Bruce T. Halle Library. The free six-week series starts Tuesday, May 14, and concludes Tuesday, June 18. Sessions, which run 7-9:30 p.m., Room 300, Halle Library, are open to the public.

Rhonda Kinney, head of political science, will lead participants in a study of six of our nation's strongest leaders, as follows:

May 14 Teddy Roosevelt, "The Bully Pulpit"

May 21 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, "No Ordinary Times"

May 28 Harry S. Truman, "Cold Warrior"

June 4 Lyndon Johnson, "Anxious Power"

June 11 Richard Nixon, "Power Used and Abused"

June 18 Ronald Reagan, "Reordering Priorities"

"Presidents, Politics and Power" is a project of National Video Resources, the American Library Association Public Programs Office, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Bruce T. Halle Library is one of twenty selected pilot libraries hosting this series.

To R.S.V.P., or for more information, contact Julia Nims at 734.487.0020, ext. 2139, or e-mail: jnims@online.emich.edu.

 

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