SECRETARY'S OPEN FORUM
LAUNCHES SERIES FOR THE 2000-2001 TERM
Alan Lang was elected Chairperson of the Secretary's Open Forum for the 2000-2001 term. The first program of his tenure was the Washington debut of the film biography "Harry S Truman, 1884-1972."
The event was part of a two-day celebration that culminated with the
dedication of the Harry S Truman Building by President Clinton, Secretary Albright, and members of Congress on Friday, September 22.
Open Forum Chairperson Alan Lang welcomes panelists:
[Left to right] Open Forum Chairperson Alan Lang; Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright; Grace Guggenheim, Guggenheim Productions; Larry J. Hackman, Director, Truman Library; Ambassador Philip M. Kaiser, member, Truman Administration
Alan Lang Introduces Secretary Albright:
Alan Lang introduces Secretary Albright.
Secretary Albright welcomes panelists, visitors, and State Department employees:
[Left to right] Secretary Albright; Grace Guggenheim; Larry J. Hackman; and Ambassador Philip M. Kaiser
Secretary Albright and Grace Guggenheim:
Secretary Albright shares a moment with a long-time friend. Secretary Albright warmly acknowledged that the two have known each other since Ms. Guggenheim was "three years old."
Perspectives on the Truman Administration: Anecdotes and Insights:
Larry J. Hackman joins the audience in applauding Ambassador Kaiser who shared humorous stories and keen insights about President Truman after the film.
Secretary Albright and Ambassador Kaiser:
The Secretary and Ambassador Kaiser reflect upon President Truman's rich legacy to America and the world.
Secretary Albright Acknowledges Audience:
After the film, Secretary Albright acknowledges applause from the audience.