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"Where have all the leaders gone?"

September 14, 2007

Contact: David Blanchette, 217/558-0516

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Broder to speak October 18 as part of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation's Jim Edgar Lecture Series       

SPRINGFIELD – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David S. Broder, the national political correspondent for The Washington Post, will present the latest in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation's Jim Edgar Lecture Series, "Where have all the leaders gone?" on Thursday, October 18, at 8 p.m. in the Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Tickets for the event are now on sale for $10 each through the Sangamon Auditorium Box Office, (217) 206-6160 or (800) 207-6960.  Broder's presentation is sponsored by the Foundation and University of Illinois at Springfield.

"I had just returned from a vacation at my cabin, and all anybody wanted to talk about was '‘where is all the leadership in this country?'" said Broder, who reports on the national political scene for The Washington Post and writes a twice-weekly column that covers an even broader aspect of American political life.  He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for distinguished commentary and has been named "Best Newspaper Political Reporter" by the Washington Journalism Review.  Broder appears on numerous national television news panel shows, and his media peers have characterized him as the most influential and respected political journalist in the country.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation supports the educational and cultural programming of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum; fosters Lincoln scholarship through the acquisition and publication of documentary materials relating to Lincoln and his era; and promotes greater appreciation of history through exhibits, conferences, publications, online services, and other activities designed to combat historical illiteracy. For more information, call (217) 558-8938 or visit www.alplm.org.



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