David McCullough And Ken Burns To Speak At Belmont

Colby Sledge reports that the upcoming Presidential Debate at Belmont University has attracted some ancillary events:

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and historian David McCullough will headline a bevy of political events on campus programmed around the presidential town hall debate the school will host Oct. 7.

Burns, producer of World War II documentary The War, is scheduled to speak on Sept. 30 and hold a question-and-answer session for students the following day.

McCullough, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for biographies of past presidents John Adams and Harry S. Truman, will discuss the new presidency on March 19, 2009, two months after Inauguration Day.

Both the Burns and McCullough speeches will be open to the public.