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Statesman Journal: Hatfield documentary premier to be held at Portland State
Author: Anna Staver
Posted: August 13, 2014

Read the original article in the Statesman Journal here.

A documentary on the life and legacy of Oregon's longest serving senator, Mark Hatfield, is set to premiere at Portland State University Sept. 7.

"Senator Mark Hatfield's legacy as a compassionate leader is considered one of Oregon's greatest gifts to this country and the world," executive producer Rick Dancer said. "The story of Mark Hatfield is about his approach to leadership, the lives he influenced, and his involvement in iconic moments in history."

Hatfield served as governor for eight years and a U.S. senator for 30 years. He was a liberal Republican who was known for crossing party lines by opposing the Vietnam War and a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.

The roughly 150-minute film features interviews with Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, former Sen. Gordon Smith and President Bill Clinton.

The Sunday, Sept. 7, premiere is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the university's Lincoln Performance Hall at 1620 SW Park Avenue.

The Oregon Historical Society has planned a reception for after the film at 1200 SW Park Avenue.

Want to go to the premiere? Information on how to purchase tickets can be found at www.HatfieldFilm.com.