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January 15, 2018

ELIZABETH VARGAS ANNOUNCED AS MODERATOR FOR JOE BIDEN AMERICAN PROMISE TOUR

Award-winning anchor to host discussion at Dr. Phillips Center
about Biden’s Memoir, New York Times Best Seller
“Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose”.


January 15, 2018 – Orlando, FL –  Elizabeth Vargas, Co-Anchor of ABC News’ “20/20” will moderate former Vice President Joe Biden’s stop in Orlando at Dr. Phillips Center’s Walt Disney Theater on his American Promise Tour.

As an award-winning ABC News anchor, Elizabeth Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting newsmaker interviews. She is currently the co-anchor of “20/20” with David Muir. Vargas is also the author of “Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction” released in 2016.

“Over the last month I’ve traveled around the country to share the story of my son Beau. I have been incredibly touched by countless stories of resilience and hope that so many people have shared with me — stories of enormous loss, and yet, in defiance of that loss, they get up every morning and summon the strength to live a life of purpose. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to continue this tour and hear from so many more people,” says Vice President Biden.


Vargas joins a list of other inspiring figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment, news, philanthropy, medicine, and literature to guest moderate the appearance discussing Biden’s best-selling memoir. PROMISE ME, DAD chronicles 2015, the most momentous and challenging year in Vice President Biden’s extraordinary life and career. For twelve months, the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and his family while his son Beau battled brain cancer.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and Bill Blumenreich Presents "Vice President Joe Biden: American Promise Tour" will be at the Walt Disney Theater, Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. Starting at $68, tickets include a copy of his new book, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (on sale now, $27, Flatiron Books). VIP Meet & Greet tickets are also available. General audience tickets and VIP tickets may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.