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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 14, 2008


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Name Ken Griffey, Jr., to Public Diplomacy Role

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will make an announcement regarding Major League Baseball All-Star Ken Griffey, Jr., on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. in the Treaty Room of the U.S. Department of State. Secretary Rice and Mr. Griffey will deliver brief remarks at the event, which is open for press coverage.
Pickup time for cameras: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance
Final access time for all press: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Press Contacts:

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Darlene Kirk
(202) 203-7616

Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

For additional information on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs or Public Diplomacy envoys, please visit www.exchanges.state.gov.

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Released on November 14, 2008

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