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Publisher Katharine Graham To Receive Miller Center Award For Public Service

April 25, 2000 -- The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia will honor former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham with the Miller Center Presidential Award for Public Service on Saturday, April 29.

The Miller Center award is given to individuals who, through their public service, contributions to the understanding and improvement of the American presidency, or assistance to Miller Center programs, have furthered the mission of the Miller Center of Public Affairs. Past recipients have included historian Dumas Malone, three former secretaries of state (George Shultz, Dean Rusk and Lawrence Eagleburger), arms control negotiator Paul H. Nitze and journalist Charles McDowell. Mrs. Graham will receive the award at a dinner to be held at the Miller Center, hosted by the center's governing council.

Mrs. Graham, a legend in American journalism, led the Washington Post Co. and its flagship publications, The Washington Post and Newsweek, for more than 30 years, expanding the company's holdings in television stations, cable systems, educational services and electronic media. Her memoir, "Personal History," for which she received the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1998, is at once a gripping story of her life and a chronicle of the challenges of running the Washington Post Co.

The Miller Center of Public Affairs, an autonomous unit of the University of Virginia, links the local and University community to the wider world of national and international affairs. The center is among the country's premier sites for studying and understanding the American presidency and the executive branch of government.

Reporters and Photographers: If you would like to cover the awards portion of the dinner, please contact Margaret Edwards at (804) 924-7889 or at me8n@virginia.edu.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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