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Press Release
March 21, 2012

National Archives Hosts Panel Discussion on Political Campaigns April 26

Panel to address "Past, Present, and Future of Congressional and Presidential Campaigns"

Washington, DC…On Thursday, April 26, at 7 PM, the National Archives in partnership with the US Association of Former Members of Congress, present a panel discussion on the Past, Present, and Future of Congressional and Presidential Campaigns. The program is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on 7th and Constitution Ave, NW.

How have campaigns evolved over the years and where are they heading? Panelists will discuss fundraising, the changing role of media in campaigns, how primaries and debates have changed, and thoughts and predictions for the future. Moderated by Leonard Steinhorn, author and Professor of Public Communication at American University, panelists include former Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN), former Congressman Jim Slattery (D-KS), former Congressman Bob Livingston (R-LA), former Congressman Richard Gephardt (D-MO), and John Ashford, Chairman and CEO of the Hawthorn Group.

The National Archives is fully accessible and Assisted Listening Devices are available in the McGowan Theater upon request. To request a sign language interpreter for a public program, please e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call (202) 357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To verify the date and times of the programs, the public should call 202-357-5333, or view the or view the Calendar of Events online. National Archives museum hours are 10 AM-7 PM daily, through Labor Day.

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