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Contact:
Gretchen Underwood
412-268-4290

For immediate release:
March 5, 2003

Rick Sebak Gives His "Last Lecture" at Carnegie Mellon on March 10

PITTSBURGH—What would Pittsburgh's favorite documentary producer say in his last lecture? On Monday, March 10, you can find out, as Rick Sebak gives a "last lecture" at 4:30 p.m. in Rangos 2 in the University Center on the Carnegie Mellon University campus.

Sebak's lecture is called "Ten Reasons Why this May be My Last." Carnegie Mellon's "Last Lecture" series gives both professors and guest speakers the opportunity to give their "ultimate lecture," the lecture they would give as if it were their last. The series is free and open to the public.

Rick Sebak produces, writes and narrates documentaries for public television, focusing on both American culture and Pittsburgh culture. Some of his most famous local documentaries include "Things That Aren't There Anymore," "Kennywood Memories" and "Something About Oakland." Even though it focused on a Pittsburgh amusement park, "Kennywood Memories" was shown in more than 100 PBS markets and won the Ed King Memorial Award for Outstanding Broadcast Journalism and the Golden Quill for Best Documentary.

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