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KNOXVILLE — Sen. Howard Baker, Gov. Phil Bredesen, former Gov. Winfield Dunn and Eastman Chemical Co. CEO James Rogers will be the panelists at an Aug. 12 event about civility in government. The event, to be held in Kingsport, is hosted in part by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

“A Conversation about Civility in Governance” will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the MeadowView Marriott, 1901 Meadowview Parkway, Kingsport. The event is free and open to the public.

Moderated by John Seigenthaler, founding editor of USA Today and founder of the First Amendment Center, the panel will discuss how incivility can disrupt the legislative process and make it more difficult to meet the challenges of our nation.

To view a live webcast of the event, visit http://tinyurl.com/2dveyd8.

The event is sponsored by Eastman and hosted by the Baker Center, the Tennessee Business Roundtable, and the Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport Chambers of Commerce.

To attend, RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 4, to Marybeth McLain at 423-392-8827 or mkench@kingsportchamber.org.

The Baker Center, which opened at UT in 2003, is a public policy institute integrating research, education, public programming and archives. It develops programs and promotes research to further the public’s knowledge of our system of governance and to highlight the critical importance of public service, a hallmark of Sen. Baker’s career.

For more about the Baker Center, see http://www.bakercenter.utk.edu.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu)