American History Center Reception to Celebrate Release of Kennerly’s “Extraordinary Circumstances”

Feb. 5, 2008

EVENT: Cocktail reception and book signing in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the publication of David Hume Kennerly's "Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford."

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

WHERE: Johnny's Half Shell (400 N. Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

BACKGROUND: The Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin, will host a reception to celebrate the publication of David Hume Kennerly's "Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford."

"Extraordinary Circumstances" is a collection of behind-closed-doors images by President Ford's personal photographer, David Hume Kennerly. It features an introduction by NBC's Tom Brokaw and an overview of Ford's life by famed historian Richard Norton Smith.

"Extraordinary Circumstances" is sponsored and published by the Center for American History, the home of the David Hume Kennerly Photographic Archive. The book is distributed by the University of Texas Press. Kennerly's photographs are courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

Kennerly won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his photographs of the Vietnam War and has been a contributing photographer and editor to Time, Life, Newsweek, and Vanity Fair magazines. He is a contributing editor for NBC News.

Note to editors: Advance interviews with Kennerly are available.

For more information, contact: Erin Purdy, Center for American History, 512 495 4692; David Hume Kennerly, 818-292-0989.