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Greta Van Susteren to Interview Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Fundraiser in Dallas

A Conversation With a Living Legend® Event Taps Fox News Channel Host to Lead Onstage Chat

MD Anderson News Release 05/01/12

Greta Van Susteren, Right Honorable Tony Blair

Greta Van Susteren, host of Fox News Channel’s “On the Record With Greta Van Susteren,” will interview the Right Honorable Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, at the 23rd annual A Conversation With a Living Legend® May 9 in Dallas. This year’s luncheon, supported by business and community leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, already has raised $788,000 for research and patient care initiatives at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

AT&T joins Andrews Distributing Company as presenting sponsors of this year's event at the Hilton Anatole hotel. Luncheon chair is Amanda Bush, with Leo Corrigan III serving as co-chair.

Greta Van Susteren joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 2002 as host of the prime-time news and interview program, "On the Record With Greta Van Susteren," the highest-rated cable news program in the 10 p.m. timeslot.

Prior to joining FNC, Van Susteren served as host of CNN's prime-time news and analysis show, "The Point With Greta Van Susteren," and co-hosted the network's daily legal program, "Burden of Proof."

During her career as a trial attorney, Van Susteren has represented clients in civil and criminal cases, arguing cases in federal appellate courts and state supreme courts.

Forbes Magazine recently named Van Susteren one of the world's 100 most powerful women. She and her husband, John P. Coale, live in Washington, D.C.

Tony Blair served as prime minister from May 1997 to June 2007. He also was the leader of Britain's Labour Party (1994 to 2007) and the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield, England (1983 to 2007). He continues to be active in public life. Since leaving Downing Street, Mr. Blair has served as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East. He represents the United States, United Nations, Russia and the European Union, working with the Palestinians to prepare for statehood as part of the international peace effort.

Among his many interests are the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, promoting respect and understanding of and between major religions; the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, helping African leaders deliver the change their people need to relieve poverty in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia; and the Tony Blair Sports Foundation, ensuring a sporting legacy in the North East for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, which Mr. Blair helped bring to the United Kingdom.

Since its inception in 1990, A Conversation With a Living Legend in Dallas has raised more than $14 million. With every $1 million the event raises, MD Anderson creates a new endowed Dallas/Fort Worth Living Legend Chair for Cancer Research at MD Anderson, enhancing the institution's ability to recruit and retain new faculty of the highest caliber, advance its research and patient care initiatives and train future generations of physicians and scientists.

For more information, call 866-262-9029 or email events@mdanderson.org. 05/01/12

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