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President George W. Bush and Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred to participate in conversation about America’s Pastime in advance of new special exhibit

March 17, 2015

DALLAS, Texas

On March 20, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will welcome Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred for the opening weekend of Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum’s newest special exhibit. The exhibit celebrates baseball’s role in American history and explores the relationship between U.S. Presidents and the game – from its inception to present day.

Commissioner Manfred will be available to answer questions about the upcoming 2015 season and the latest baseball news at 4:45 on Friday, March 20.

Following the press availability, President George W. Bush and Commissioner Manfred will participate in a special conversation about the President’s affinity for baseball, the game’s role as America’s pastime, and the state of baseball today.

Media interested in touring the exhibit on Friday, March 20 may also contact media@bushcenter.org to make arrangements.

Media wishing to cover the conversation should plan to also attend the press availability. There will not be a separate check-in and media sweep.

WHAT:
Press Availability with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and Conversation with Commissioner Manfred and President George W. Bush

Friday, March 20, 2015
3:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

WHERE:
George W. Bush Presidential Center Auditorium
2943 SMU Boulevard (please use loading dock entrance off US-75 South)
Dallas, Texas

AGENDA:

3:30 pm                 Press check in begins
3:45 pm                 Estimated time for Media sweep (Final details will be sent to credentialed members of the media)
4:30 pm                 Final check in for print reporters
4:45-5:15 pm        Press Availability: Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Baseball
6:30-7:15 pm         Conversation between President George W. Bush and Commissioner Rob Manfred

 

MEDIA INSTRUCTIONS:

This event is OPEN PRESS. Credentials are required to cover the event. Please register for credentials by March 19, 2015 at noon central time by clicking here. Legal name, title and date of birth are required for any reporter, photographer or crew member anticipated to attend the event. Any further follow-up instructions and logistics will be sent to media when credentials requests are finalized.

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About the Bush Center:

Rooted in the guiding principles of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, the George W. Bush Presidential Center engages communities in the United States and around the world by cultivating leaders and advancing policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the non-partisan, public-policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park, a full-service restaurant, Café 43, and a museum store.