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Richardson Lecture Coverage Details

Contact: Media contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will visit the University of Maine on Tuesday, Oct. 7 to deliver the inaugural talk in the Governor’s Distinguished Lecture Series, a collaborative effort of the University of Maine and the Maine governor’s office.  A former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and U.S. Energy Secretary, Richardson will discuss “The United Nation, Iraq and the United States: Meeting the Challenge, Sharing the Burden.”  Maine Gov. John Baldacci, who served with Richardson in Congress, will introduce Richardson to the audience. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Maine Center for the Arts.

News organizations covering the event may find the following information useful:

- Reserved seating will be available for reporters in the last row of the lower section of the Hutchins Concert Hall.

- An audio/video mult box will be available at that location for news organizations that wish to have a recording of the event.  The video will be fed from a UMaine camera located in the 12th row of seats.

- A news conference with Gov. Richardson and Gov. Baldacci will follow the talk.  It will be held in the Bodwell Lounge, on the second floor of the Maine Center for the Arts.  An audio mult box will be available at the news conference.

Doors will open at 12 p.m.  As a sizeable crowd is expected, reporters and photographers are asked to attempt to arrive at the Maine Center for the Arts by 12:30.

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