Seinfeld, Cronkite Speak Up for National Parks

 
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date:   August 5, 2003
Contact:   Andrea Keller, NPCA, P: 202-454-3332


Seinfeld, Cronkite Speak Up for National Parks

Washington, D.C. - The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today announced the national launch of a new national television public service campaign featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, esteemed journalist Walter Cronkite, and New York Knicks guard Allan Houston, encouraging Americans to visit the national parks this summer.

The celebrities, and Univision talk show host Cristina Saralegui, also starred in television public service announcements about national park sites in New York City that have begun distribution in the tri-state area.

“National parks celebrate the magnificence of the American spirit. This summer is the perfect time for Americans of all ages to visit and reconnect with the national parks,” said NPCA President Thomas C. Kiernan. NPCA is a non-partisan national membership organization dedicated to protecting parks for future generations.

America’s national parks showcase the majestic beauty of our country in such places as Yellowstone National Park and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Yet, from the rich history at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to the diverse culture of Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana, a site that commemorates both U.S. Cavalry and Native American soldiers that died in the 1876 battle, our national parks also give Americans a visible, living heritage.

“If more people visit the parks and become passionate about them, then more passionate advocates will be fighting on behalf of the national parks. Only then will these amazing places be preserved for future generations of all Americans,” Kiernan said.

Jerry Seinfeld, Walter Cronkite, Cristina Saralegui, and Allan Houston donated their time to NPCA. Copies of the PSAs are available to the media upon request.

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