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A Visit From John Hockenberry

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This evening, award-winning journalist John Hockenberry is moderating what is sure to be a lively conversation  at the National Constitution Center with a panel of experts about the health care reform debate . As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s soon-to-be-announced decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the National Constitution Center’s Peter Jennings Project and The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) are presenting a timely program to illuminate the impact of this pivotal ruling. 


What does this have to do with American Jewish history you ask?Hockenberry 


Not much. Other than the fact that John Hockenberry was kicked out of the National Constitution Center for a few hours today so that the Secret Service could sweep the place for First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama led a private rally there today held by the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.


Here's where we come in. Our Museum tells the story of immigrants. People moving from one place to another to find refuge and freedom in this great country. So too did Mr. Hockenberry find refuge when he decided to spend his free hours here, across Independence Mall, at NMAJH. He spent his time touring the Museum with Chief Curator Josh Perelman and getting some work done in our offices in preparation for this evening.


We were excited and honored to welcome him in.         



-Contributed by Ilana Blumenthal

Public Relations Associate