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American Icons George Lucas and Senator Bill Bradley Join Forces on SiriusXM


American Icons George Lucas and Senator Join Forces on SiriusXM

Lucas joins Sen. Bradley at the SiriusXM studios for in-depth interview on Bradley’s weekly SiriusXM show ” American Voices”

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George Lucas, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Sits Down for One-on-One Interview with Senator Bill Bradley on SiriusXM

Wide-ranging conversation spans education in America, the art of moviemaking, and Red Tails

NEW YORK ““ March 7, 2012  ““ Sirius (NASDAQ: ) today announced that it will broadcast an in-depth interview conducted by Senator Bill Bradley with award-winning filmmaker George Lucas””the of theStar Wars  Saga and Indiana Jones series and chairman of Lucasfilm, Ltd.””on a special edition of Senator Bradley’s SiriusXM show  American Voices.

Lucas discusses a variety of topics throughout the interview, including: his evolution as a filmmaker and storyteller and the role technology played on this journey; his philosophy on education in America; what inspired him to make  Red Tailsand the importance of sharing the history of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen with the youngest generation of African-Americans in our country today; and  the spiritual life lessons woven into the  Star Wars  Saga.

Senator Bradley’s interview with George Lucas is airing throughout the week on SiriusXM Stars (channel 107), including: Wednesday, March 7 at  12:30 pm; Friday, March 9 at 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm and 8:30 pm; Saturday, March 10 at 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm and Sunday, March 11 at 6:00 am, 6:30  am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 11:00 pm and 11:30 pm (all times ET). The Bradley-Lucas interview will also air throughout the weekend on SiriusXM Stars Too (channel 104). The complete programming schedule is available at  www.siriusxm.com/siriusxmstars.

Video excerpts from Senator Bradley’s SiriusXM interview with George Lucas are available atwww.youtube.com/siriusxm.com.

George Lucas is the critically acclaimed director of  THX 1138, as well as the producer of a myriad of independent films. In 1973, he directed  and co-wrote  American Graffiti,  which won the Golden Globe and garnered five Academy Award ®nominations. Four years later, Lucas’  Star Wars  broke all box-office records and set new standards for sophistication in film visuals and sound. Lucas continued the  Star Wars  Saga as storywriter and executive producer with  The Empire Strikes Back  in 1980, followed by  Return of the Jedi  in 1983. He returned to directing in 1999 with  Star Wars:  Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace,  the first major live-action film to be projected digitally.  Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones  broke new ground as the first major movie shot using entirely digital media. Lucas is the creator of the classic Indiana Jones character, and co-wrote and executive-produced  Raiders of the  Lost Ark  (1981),  Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom  and  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade“”the trilogy based on Jones that won eight Academy Awards. He is the founder and chairman of The George Lucas Educational Foundation,  an organization dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating and advocating for innovative, replicable and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers and adult lives.

Bill Bradley is an Olympian, NBA champion, former U.S. Senator,  former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000 and a bestselling author.  In  his forthcoming book  We Can All Do Better, Bradley offers a concise, powerful and highly personal review of the state of the nation and America’s existing foreign policy, electoral, and economic pathways.  In addition to conducting one-on-one interviews on SiriusXM with politicians, diplomats and other noteworthy guests, Bradley offers his unique perspective of the American landscape and highlights the remarkable accomplishments of people both famous and unknown every week on  American Voices.

For more information, visit  www.siriusxm.com.


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