June 27, 2005


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will air a taped version of the speech given by former Governor Tom Ridge at Bucknell University's Commencement on Thursday, July 14, at 7 p.m. to a potential audience of nine million viewers statewide.[note change in air date and time.]

PCN may be found on Channel 59 for CATV customers; Channel 22 for D&E customers; Channel 21 for SusCom; and Channel 58 for Service Electric. Or see http://www.pcntv.com/ for channel listings and a complete schedule of Commencement speakers.

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Ridge, who spoke at Bucknell May 22, also received the Award of Merit, one of the university's highest awards. In his speech, Ridge asked the 155th Bucknell graduating class to "champion a great ideal.

"Ideals must have their champions," he said. "Do as many a champion has done. Raise expectations, set the new standard, and lead the way for future generations to follow."

Full text of Ridge's Bucknell speech

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