Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mikhail Gorbachev to Receive 2008 Liberty Medal



Mikhail Gorbachev to Receive 2008 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center

WHO: Mikhail Gorbachev


WHAT: Will receive the 2008 Liberty Medal in an outdoor ceremony at the


National Constitution Center in Historic Philadelphia.

WHEN: Thursday, September 18
Media Check-In: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Press Q&A with President Gorbachev: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Ceremony: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: National Constitution Center
Front Lawn
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106


DETAILS: The National Constitution Center's 2008 Liberty Medal will be awarded to former Soviet leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev for his courageous role in ending the dangerous, decades-long Cold War and in giving hope and freedom to millions who lived behind the Iron Curtain. The public ceremony will set the stage for international commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009.


A special press Q&A opportunity with President Gorbachev will take place in the Center's Kirby Auditorium from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. prior to the ceremony. All credentialed media will have access to the Q&A session.


Fittingly, the Liberty Medal will be presented to Gorbachev by President George H.W. Bush, Chairman of the National Constitution Center. While serving as President of the U.S., Bush's friendship and political alliance with Gorbachev enabled the world's two superpowers to peacefully end their decades-long rivalry. Governor Edward G. Rendell and Mayor Michael A. Nutter will also participate in the ceremony.


The Liberty Medal ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS 3 on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. The CW Philly 57 will rebroadcast the ceremony that same evening at 10:00 p.m.


PLEASE NOTE: Credentials are required for press entry to this event. The following credential application must be completed and returned to Ashley Berke by Friday, September 5.


REQUEST FOR PRESS CREDENTIALS FOR
2008 LIBERTY MEDAL
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Independence Mall

Return form no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2008.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE SEND ONE FORM PER PERSON.

THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF ONE REPORTER AND ONE PHOTOGRAPHER PER OUTLET ADMITTED TO THE CEREMONY ON DAY OF EVENT.


(Additional media may attend press Q&A session)

CREDENTIAL PICK-UPS:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
3:30p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
PICK UP AT CHECK-IN POINT UPON ARRIVAL
6th and Arch Streets

FULL NAME________________________________________________________
MEDIA AFFILIATION_________________________________________________
RSVP FOR PRESS Q&A _____________________________________________

(If you RSVP yes, please specify if you will attend both the Q&A and the ceremony, or if you will only attend the Q&A)


ADDRESS_________________________________________________________
CITY, STATE, ZIP___________________________________________________
TELEPHONE_________________________FAX __________________________

E-MAIL____________________(Needed for confirmation of your application's approval)


SOCIAL SECURITY #____________________BIRTHDATE__________________
IF FREELANCE, NAME OF ASSIGNING MEDIA*___________________________
*All media must be filing a story to receive a credential.

YOU MAY MAKE COPIES OF THIS CREDENTIAL REQUEST FORM
AND FAX TO ASHLEY BERKE AT 215-409-6650
OR E-MAIL TO ABERKE@CONSTITUTIONCENTER.ORG
no later than Friday, September 5, 2008.

CREDENTIALS ARE REQUIRED FOR PRESS ENTRY TO THIS EVENT

You will receive confirmation of your approval via email by 9/10.

Please do not inquire about the status of your application prior to that date.


Thank you.


/PRNewswire-USNewswire - Aug. 15/


Source: National Constitution Center

CONTACT: Ashley Berke of the National Constitution Center,
+1-215-409-6650, aberke@constitutioncenter.org


Web Site: http://www.constitutioncenter.org/

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