Friday, August 13, 2004

'Fahrenheit 9/11' Director Could Visit Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Filmmaker Michael Moore could be coming to Nebraska.

Michael MooreA visit by the director of the Bush-bashing documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" is in the works by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student group. If approved, Moore would speak at the Pershing Center on Oct. 12.

"Fahrenheit 9/11" is the highest-grossing documentary every made.



The 20-member University Program Council reached an oral agreement with the talent agency booking Moore's October speaking tour -- which is expected to span more than a dozen college campuses.

Under a contract that still needs Moore's signature, the filmmaker will receive $40,000 from the group for the appearance. That's more than a third of the group's $135,000 annual budget.

University Program Council adviser Karen Wills said the council will likely recoup some expenses through ticket sales.

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