PRESS RELEASE — Friday, October 25, 2013
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Preserving Public Memory the Topic of Nov. 1 DIALOGUE

— Airs Friday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. MT/PT
— Repeats Sunday, November 3, at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT

On this week’s DIALOGUE, host Marcia Franklin interviews Brent Glass, Ph.D., director emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, about the ways in which museum, historic sites and memorials are increasingly involving the public in their exhibits, and the importance of preserving public memory. The show airs Friday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. and repeats Sunday, November 3, at 5:00/4:00 p.m. MT/PT.

Glass, a member of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission, also talks about the development of a memorial to the passengers on United Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2011, after the plane was hijacked.

Glass, who was the director of the National Museum of American History from 2002-2012, oversaw the largest renovation of the museum in its history. Before coming to the Smithsonian, Glass was the executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. He is currently writing a book on 50 historical landmarks in the United States that illustrate important themes in American history.

In a Web extra available online at, Franklin and Glass continue their discussion.

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