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For immediate release
May 8, 2002
Contact:
Laura Gross,
202-513-2304,
lgross@npr.org;



NPR'S Tavis Smiley Asks Bill Clinton About the Middle East, Politics, and Goals for the Future

LOS ANGELES, CA-Former President Bill Clinton will appear on The Tavis Smiley Show from NPRŽ on Friday, May 10, 2002. Smiley will ask Clinton questions about the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, terrorism, the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, his family and goals for the future.

The Tavis Smiley Show from NPR, a daily one-hour magazine that engages national radio audiences with new voices and fresh perspectives, premiered in January 2002. The show reaches listeners through 20 public radio stations, including WNYE and WNYC New York, WHYY Philadelphia, WEAA Baltimore, KTSU Houston and WCLK Atlanta. Internet users can listen to the program and find local stations broadcasts at npr.org/programs/tavis. Audio from the Friday, May 10 program will be available at www.npr.org after 8 a.m. ET on Friday, May 10.


NPR, renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information and cultural programming, serves a growing audience of nearly 20 million Americans each week via more than 680 public radio stations. NPR Online at www.npr.org brings hourly newscasts, news features, commentaries and live events to Internet users through original online reports, audio streaming and other multimedia elements. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network and throughout Japan via cable.