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September 23, 2015



'The U-2 Incident & The Cold War' lecture Oct. 21

By Kali Summers

Francis Gary Powers Jr. will present "The U-2 Incident & The Cold War" at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the K-State Alumni Center.

Powers, son of an Air Force pilot who was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960 and held for two years in a Soviet prison, will speak about the U-2 incident.

The Steven Spielberg film, "Bridge of Spies" starring Tom Hanks, which depicts the incident, will be released nationwide on Oct. 16.

Powers will have a book signing at 4 p.m. and a reception at 6 p.m.

Tickets are free, but required. To request tickets, email Brittany Beneke at bmbeneke@k-state.edu.