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Wanna Interview President Carter?


Peter Marchese of Playback Producers is inviting journalists to interview President Jimmy Carter, most likely because he has a new book, BEYOND THE WHITE HOUSE: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope, coming out next week. We thought about making a contest out of this, and giving the winner the phone number, but cooler heads prevailed.

As a press release, it’s a work of art.


Tuesday, October 9, 3:15 -5 PM EST
Thursday, October 11, 3:15 – 4:45 PM EST

Since leaving the White House in 1981, Carter has achieved more in his post-presidential years than any other president in American history. He has received the Nobel Peace Prize, published more than twenty bestselling books, and spoken out boldly–and sometimes controversially–on many of the most important issues of our time. But the bulk of his work has been realized through The Carter Center which is devoted to achieving specific goals in the advancement of peace, health, and human rights around the globe. Along with dedicated experts from The Carter Center, he has led peace efforts on four continents, monitored more than sixty-five troubled elections, and cured or prevented terrible diseases that afflict tens of millions of the world’s most forgotten people. He chronicles all the excitement, challenge, unpredictability, adventure, and satisfaction of this work with The Carter Center in BEYOND THE WHITE HOUSE: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope.

With the release of Bill Clinton’s new book the climate of giving back to society is even more at the forefront of public consciousness than ever before. Giving back has defined Carter’s work for the last 25 years.
2007 also marks the 25th Anniversary of the Carter Center that he established with his wife Rosalynn.

Finally, this media opportunity comes on the tail of Jonathan Demme’s documentary Jimmy Carter Man From Plains which has just premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals to rave reviews and will be opening to the public on October 19.

Carter’s new book BEYOND THE WHITE HOUSE: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope will be out October 2.

Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, and served as thirty-ninth President of the United States. He and his wife, Rosalynn, founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that prevents and resolves conflicts, enhances freedom and democracy, and improves health around the world. He is the author of numerous books, including An Hour Before Daylight, called “an American classic,” and the number 1 New York Times bestseller Our Endangered Values. Since leaving the presidency in 1981, President Carter has earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work at The Carter Center.

Submit a personal essay on Why I Want to Interview President Carter in 10,000 words or less by midnight tonight and FBLA will hook you up. Maybe.

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