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Documentary Premiere Kicks Off Humphrey Centennial Celebration

Minneapolis, MN (09/07/10) - The Humphrey Institute will kick off a yearlong celebration of the centennial of Hubert Humphrey's birth by hosting the world premiere of a PBS documentary about this life, The Art of the Possible, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, at the Ted Mann Concert Hall.

"Hubert Humphrey had a set of strong core values honed in the Upper Midwest, but as this wonderful documentary demonstrates, Humphrey was a problem solver," says Dean Brian Atwood. "He placed solutions for the common good above all else. He was a born optimist and he perfected the 'art of the possible.' This film will be an inspiration to a new generation of leaders."

Immediately following the film, Bill Moyers, White House Press Secretary during the Johnson Administration, will moderate a conversation with Norm Sherman, Humphrey's press secretary during his vice presidency; and Geri Joseph, lifelong Humphrey friend and colleague. Each will share their memories of Hubert Humphrey.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required here: http://artofthepossible.eventbrite.com.

Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible is the first in‐depth film biography of this remarkable American. Ten years in the making, the documentary uses Humphrey's own words to explore his journey through the
major events of the 20th century.

May 27, 2001, marks the 100th anniversary of Hubert H. Humphrey's birth. As his self‐designated "living legacy," the Humphrey Institute will spend the academic year highlighting his amazing legislative and personal accomplishments, as well as how we are fulfilling that legacy today by working on some of the same tough challenges he addressed and by educating the next generation of leaders. This is the first of many centennial year events. Please visit www.hhh.umn.edu for more information.

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