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Release: March 21, 2003

Extra Clinton Tickets Available, Speech To Be Broadcast Live

Approximately 250 additional tickets to Bill Clinton's Wednesday, March 26 lecture at the University of Iowa have become available for public distribution. In addition, for those unable to attend in person, the speech will be broadcast live on UI TV and WSUI-AM radio in eastern Iowa.

The tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis from the University Box Office in the Iowa Memorial Union starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 24. Admission is free, but persons must pick up their tickets in person. There is a two-ticket limit per person.

UI TV, the university's cable television station, will show the speech live on its channels on the cable systems in Iowa City, Coralville and surrounding areas. Viewers should consult local listings to see what channel carries UI TV on their system.

In addition, WSUI radio will broadcast the speech live at 910 AM.

Both radio and cablecasts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Clinton's speech, "Embracing our Humanity: Global Security in the 21st Century," will be held at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Doors to the arena will open at 6 p.m. for the general public.

Clinton will receive the UI Lecture Committee's Distinguished Lecture Award during his appearance at the university. The objective of this annual event is to feature a renowned citizen who is distinguished in his/her knowledge, experience, influence and position in public office, foreign affairs, industry, science, literature or the arts. The lecture is intended to address compelling issues that both appeal to and inspire UI students, faculty and staff. Past medal recipients include Lech Walesa, Coretta Scott King and Maya Angelou.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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