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CARL ROWAN AND ALAN SHEPARD NOMINATED TO FREEDOM FORUM BOARD

 ARLINGTON, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl T. Rowan, international columnist and commentator, and Alan B. Shepard, America's first astronaut in space, have been nominated as new trustees of The Freedom Forum, the nation's largest non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to fostering First Amendment freedoms.
 The selections were announced by retired Gen. Harry W. Brooks, chairman of The Freedom Forum nominating committee. He said the trustee nominees have been recommended for election at the annual board meeting April 21.
 "The two new nominees will strengthen our board and help The Freedom Forum plan and communicate its priorities and programs across the nation and around the globe in support of free press, free speech, free spirit," Brooks said.
 Rowan, 67, of Washington, known nationally for his newspaper columns and his role as a commentator on the weekly television show "Inside Washington," recently wrote the best-selling book, "Dream Makers, Dream Breakers," about the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He previously served on the board from 1988 to 1990.
 "I am pleased and honored to be asked once again to become a part of The Freedom Forum's many programs to improve the quality of American life. These include efforts to explain and protect our First Amendment freedoms, to help qualify more Black, Hispanic and other minority youngsters for meaningful, influential careers in journalism and to support brilliant minority youngsters who desperately need financial help in gaining college and post-graduate education," Rowan said.
 "As I approach -- repeat, approach -- the twilight years of my journalism career, an association with The Freedom Form and The First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University will allow me to pass on guidance and the benefits of four decades of experience to a new generation of fact-finders and opinion-makers," Rowan said.
 Shepard, 69, now a Houston businessman, became America's first person in space May 5, 1961, aboard the small Freedom 7 capsule. He is one of 12 people who have walked on the moon. He commanded Apollo 14 to the moon in 1971.
 "The work for freedoms at home and abroad has never been more important," Shepard said. "I look forward to working with The Freedom Forum to help make the world a better place."
 Allen H. Neuharth, chairman of The Freedom Forum, said the two new trustees will help bring fresh perspectives and added diversity to the board of trustees. "The annual election provides an evolutionary process that promotes diversity and a balance between traditional and fresh points of view for our programs and policies," Neuharth said. "In the past seven years, 17 trustees have rotated on and off the board and we expect our new nominees will help carry on that enterprising mix."
 Other trustees who will stand for re-election at the annual board meeting include Neuharth; Brooks of San Mateo, Calif.; President Charles L. Overby of Fairfax, Va.; Deputy Chairman John C. Quinn of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; Martin F. Birmingham of Rochester, N.Y.; Bernard B. Brody, M.D., of Rochester, N.Y.; John E. Heselden of Rochester, N.Y.; Bette Bao Lord of New York City; Josefina Salas-Porras of El Paso, Texas; John J. Seigenthaler of Nashville, Tenn.; and Nancy J. Woodhull of Rochester, N.Y.
 The Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan, international organization dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. It is supported entirely by an endowment established by Frank E. Gannett in 1935 that has grown to more than $700 million in diversified, managed assets. Its headquarters is The Freedom Forum World Center in Arlington.
 The Freedom Forum's main operating programs are The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, at Columbia University in New York City, the nation's first institute for the advanced study of mass communication and technological change; and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
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 /CONTACT: Tracy A. Quinn, vice president/communications, The Freedom Forum, 703-284-2808/


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