Katharine Graham To Receive Miller Center Award For Public Service
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.
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.
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.
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.
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