C-SPAN 3 to air Douglas Brinkley's Purdue talk on Neil Armstrong

April 28, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Douglas Brinkley's lecture from Purdue University, "The Greatest Adventure: Neil Armstrong and the Moon Shot," will air on C-SPAN 3 at 4:30 p.m. on May 4.

The talk, given on April 2, featured Brinkley's anecdotes and insights from his interviews with Neil Armstrong in 2001 for the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project. Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon and a Purdue aeronautical engineering alumnus, died in 2012. Purdue President Mitch Daniels introduced Brinkley, a bestselling author and history commentator for CBS News.

While the Purdue talk airs on C-SPAN 3 on May 4, it also will stream online and then be archived on the C-SPAN site.

The event is sponsored by Purdue Institute for Civic Communication in partnership with the College of Engineering.

The Purdue Institute for Civic Communication is a nonpartisan, university-wide organization focused on bringing real-world communication leaders and students together through innovative forums and classes. Sponsored by the Bill Daniels Fund of Denver, the institute is led by Carolyn Curiel, who also is a clinical professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and former journalist, White House speechwriter and U.S. ambassador. 

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

Source: Carolyn Curiel, curiel@purdue.edu  

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