NEW DATE AND TIME: APRIL 21, 5 p.m.
Repeatedly lauded as the greatest American film, Citizen Kane follows the life and death of millionaire newspaper tycoon—played by the 26-year-old Orson Welles and reportedly based on William Randolph Hearst—whose last words baffle news reporters and the public.
“When you see the film, you think: 'Wait, how old was Welles when he made this?' It’s pretty thrilling." —filmmaker John Landis
About Ed Djerejian
The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian served in the U.S. Foreign Service for eight presidents, from Kennedy to Clinton. Prior to his nomination by President Clinton as U.S. ambassador to Israel, Djerejian was assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in both the George H. W. Bush and Clinton administrations. His other positions include U.S. ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic and special assistant to President Reagan. After his retirement from government service in 1994, Djerejian became the founding director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. He is the author of "Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador’s Journey Through the Middle East." Among his numerous honors are the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, the Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award, and the Anti-Defamation League’s Moral Statesman Award. In 2011, Djerejian was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and named to the board of trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.