SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

May 14, 2008 16:58 ET

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Speaks With Filmmaker Rob Reiner

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - The Honorable Harry Reid, United States Senator, Nevada (D) and Senate Majority Leader, will speak with Rob Reiner, activist and filmmaker, on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at UCLA's James Bridges Theater as a part of TOWN HALL's ongoing Writers Bloc series.

Reid will discuss his autobiography, "The Good Fight: Hard Lessons from Searchlight to Washington." In his book, Reid presents a narrative tale of Washington politics interspersed with the story of his own life, during which he describes his impoverished rural childhood, his dangerous stint at the head of Nevada's Gaming Commission and his decades in Congress.

Reid has served in the US Senate since 1986, where he has held the positions of Senate Democratic Whip and Minority Whip. Currently, he is a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Reiner, known for directing successful films in the 1980s and 90s, is also a contributing blogger to The Huffington Post. In 1998, Reiner chaired the campaign to pass Prop 10, the California Children and Families Initiative, which created First 5 California. He served as Chairman of First 5 California from 1999 to 2006.

Throughout its 70-year history, TOWN HALL has hosted discussions with notable authors such as Carl Sagan and Ray Bradbury. This year, TOWN HALL's Writer's Bloc welcomed political commentator Michael Kinsley, and welcomes back Gore Vidal on June 24.

TOWN HALL Los Angeles is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization comprised of leaders and engaged citizens dedicated to open public discussion on the issues facing our society. Being a civic organization in the "Creative Capitol of the World," TOWN HALL members crave outlets for their interests. TOWN HALL's Writers Bloc series brings compelling speakers and topics to the Los Angeles community. To question prominent authors on their latest works, join TOWN HALL.

All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event. **Please credit TOWN HALL Los Angeles in your coverage.

When:   Wednesday, May 28, 2008
        7:30 PM program with Q&A

Where:  James Bridges Theater, UCLA
        1409 Melnitz Hall
        Los Angeles, CA 90095

Note to reporters and editors: The organization uses its full name TOWN HALL Los Angeles. Do not make generic as in 'town hall.'

For more information, visit www.townhall-la.org, Cost: $20.

Media RSVP to Deborah Weinberg at TOWN HALL Los Angeles 213.312.9307 or media@townhall-la.org.

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