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March 31, 2014

Online link available for April 2 Douglas Brinkley talk

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Douglas Brinkley's "The Greatest Adventure: Neil Armstrong and the Moon Shot" talk on Wednesday (April 2) at Purdue University can be viewed online live.

The talk will be 6-7:15 p.m. in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels will introduce Brinkley, a bestselling author and history commentator for CBS News. The event, sponsored by Purdue Institute for Civic Communication in partnership with the College of Engineering, is free and open to the public.

Brinkley interviewed Neil Armstrong in 2001 for the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project, and he will share some audio recordings from his interview during the presentation. Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon and a Purdue aeronautical engineering alumnus, died in 2012. 

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Carolyn Curiel, curiel@purdue.edu   

Related websites:

Brian Lamb School of Communication

College of Liberal Arts

A related news release is available online