What: On the evening of December 2, the National Portrait Gallery will host an event to unveil Ted Turner’s portrait and celebrate his ongoing contribution to American public life. The portrait by John Friedman is part of the “Recent Acquisitions” show featuring the newest additions to the gallery. Turner will be at the museum and available for a photo opportunity with the painting.

Who: Ted Turner – media mogul, businessman, philanthropist and environmentalist

The following speakers will also attend:

  • Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
  • Sam Nunn, Co-chairman of Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation
  • Senator Tim Wirth
  • Gary Jobson, Vice-President of the International Sailing Federation
  • Michael Finley, President, Turner Foundation
  • Laura Turner-Seydel, national environmental advocate and eco-living expert
  • Judy Woodruff, Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

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