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Dramatic Constitution Reading at Newseum Sunday

A mix of politicians, writers, historians and celebrities will participate in a dramatic reading of the U.S. Constitution at the Newseum at noon Sunday. The event, sponsored by People For the American Way Foundation, will be held in a television studio in the museum and broadcast on a big screen in the building's Great Hall.

Those interested in attending should use the 6th Street entrance of the building, which is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Tickets to the Newseum typically cost $20, though no information was provided on tickets to the reading. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Josh Glasstetter or Drew Courtney of People For the American Way Foundation at 202-467-4999 or media@pfaw.org.

The event is within walking distance of the Lincoln Memorial, where Barack Obama will hold his free welcome concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Read the list of people who will participate in the reading after the jump.

· civil rights pioneer Mary Frances Berry
· actress Alfre Woodard
· Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
· writer Michael Chabon
· Congressman Chaka Fattah
· news anchor Maureen Bunyan
· author and linguist Deborah Tannen
· blogger and Air America correspondent Ana Marie Cox
· Freedom Forum Chairman Charles Overby
· former USA Today executive editor Ken Paulson
· actor John Astin
· “Obama Girl” Leah Kauffman
· a member of the Tuskegee Airmen
· actress Beth Broderick
· attorney Thurgood Marshall Jr.
· Olympic athlete David Banks

By David A Nakamura  |  January 14, 2009; 1:36 PM ET  | Category:  Entertainment
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Hey, folks, stay home!!!! Send a check for all or a good part of what you would have spent to your local shelter that feeds and clothes folks who are so needy. Watch the big event on your TV and help those less fortunate. That is the moral high road. I am sorry that Obama did not suggest that; it would have been a very good step in the right direction and saved millions of taxpayer dollars and served the poor as well. I was thinking that was what he was all about. Am I wrong?

Posted by: lechefpam | January 14, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Is that a joke about Obama Girl- she doesn't belong at this event.

Posted by: silverspring25 | January 14, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama has designated MLK, a day of service. Everyone has been invited to help the less fortunate around the country. So you are wrong!

Posted by: Munas | January 14, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

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