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MEDIA ADVISORY: NRA Announces Glenn Beck as Keynote Speaker for "Freedom Experience," Saturday, May 15

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association announced today that radio and television personality and best selling author Glenn Beck will be the keynote speaker for the "Freedom Experience" at NRA’s 139th Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Charlotte, North Carolina. Beck will now deliver the keynote address of the event, which begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, at the Time Warner Cable Arena. As previously announced, Sean Hannity was to be the keynote speaker, but had an unforeseen schedule conflict. NRA's Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre in welcoming Beck said, "It’s going to be a great convention, and I know our members will be excited to see and to hear from Glenn Beck."

Further information about the NRA’s 139th Annual Meetings & Exhibits can be found at www.nraam.org.


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