October 2, 2008

National Press Club to Host ‘NEWSMAKER’ Media Briefing on Current Economic Conditions, Recent Government Actions, and Positions of the Major-Party Presidential Nominees


Contact: Carrie Conko of National Press Club, +1-703-993-4899, [email protected]; or Cary OReilly, Chairman, NPC Newsmakers Committee, +1-202-624-1859; or Myra Sung of Peter G. Peterson Foundation, +1- 212-542-9266, [email protected]

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/--The following was issued today by the National Press Club:

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National Press Club "NEWSMAKER"Media Briefing

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2:30 pm Lisagor Room

Hon. David M. Walker

Former U.S. Comptroller General under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush

President & CEO of the newly formed Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Addison Wiggin

Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed film "I.O.U.S.A." (Official selection, Sundance Film Festival)

Author of the newly published companion book, "I.O.U.S.A." (Release date: September 29, 2008)

To discuss

Current Economic Conditions and Recent Government Actions, Implications for the Government's Future Finances, and Positions of the Major-Party Presidential Nominees

The Hon. David M. Walker will speak about the bailout controversy, the challenges facing the nation's economy, lessons learned, and the implications for the short and long-term future. He will also speak about conditions that led to the downfall of major institutions like Bear Stearns, AIG and Lehman Brothers and how they bear an alarming resemblance to the challenges facing our federal governments finances.

On the heels of the previous nights presidential debate, Walker will also comment on both Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama's stated economic proposals and discuss the results of a new "bottom- line" analysis related to their respective plans.

Addison Wiggin will discuss the evolution of "I.O.U.S.A.," a critically acclaimed film dubbed by the media as "An Inconvenient Truth for the U.S. economy," and his newly published companion book of the same name.

**A brief clipfrom the film I.O.U.S.A. will be shown and complimentary copiesof the companion book will be made available at the event.

SOURCE National Press Club

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