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Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2006

6:00 - 6:30 pm, Registration and Reception
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Screening and Q&A

WHYY Independence Foundation Civic Space

About Benjamin

In celebration of the tercentenary of Philadelphia's founding father Benjamin Franklin, WHYY-TV will premiere About Benjamin on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 9 p.m. This original, half-hour documentary uncovers the real, very human individual behind countless contributions to the worlds of science, art, medicine, education and politics. Sharing all they know "about Benjamin" are 16 regional historians, artists, curators authors and architects, who discuss everything from Franklin's musical and artistic inventions, to his penchant for fine foods and spirits, to the nagging bladder stone he took to his grave.

Join WHYY on January 10, 2006, for an in-house screening of About Benjamin and a moderated discussion of the Ben Franklin you probably don't know. Our guests will be Dr. Page Talbott, curator of the Ben Franklin exhibit at the National Constitution Center and historian Kyle Farley, founder of Poor Richards Tours. The discussion will be moderated by WHYY's Ken Finkel, Executive Director of WHYY's Arts and Culture Service.

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