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President of National Association of Broadcasters to give BYU forum address Sept. 21

Gordon H. Smith, president and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, will be the Brigham Young University forum speaker Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Marriott Center at 11:05 a.m.

The forum will be broadcast live on the BYU Broadcasting channels and byub.org. Visit byub.org or speeches.byu.edu for rebroadcast and archive information.

Smith is also a former Republican senator from Oregon and was recently named to the Deseret News Editorial Advisory Board.

He served in the U.S. Senate from 1996 to 2008, where his committee assignments included the Senate Commerce Committee, the panel that oversees all broadcast-related legislation. Smith also served on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

A BYU alumnus, Smith received his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, and practiced law in New Mexico and Arizona before returning to Oregon to direct a family-owned business and begin his public service.

Based in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of its members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities.

For more information, visit www.nab.org/documents/newsroom/pressRelease.asp?id=2084.

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