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News Release

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD THE CLOSER AND SUNSHINE KIDS

What: Media Availability

When: Thursday, September 4, 2008
9:30 a.m. – Sheraton Universal
11:00 a.m. – The Closer set at Raleigh Studios

Where: Sheraton Universal Hotel
333 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608

Raleigh Studios/“The Closer” Set
5300 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
For access to Raleigh Studios and interviews with the cast contact
TNT PR: Cassie Bryan, 310-788-6915, cassie.bryan@turner.com

Who: First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell
Brooks Tomb, Sunshine Kids Director, West Coast
Management and Staff of the Sheraton Hotel
Cast members from “The Closer”

Why: On Thursday, September 4, 2008, the Los Angeles Police Department in a ceremony will bestow the Oath of Office to 30 children seriously ill with cancer, making them “honoree” police officers. The honoree police officers will then be transported Code-3, by LAPD Reserve Officers, from the Sheraton Universal Hotel to “The Closer” set at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, where they will have lunch with cast members, and get a set tour. This marks the second year the LAPD has welcomed the Sunshine Kids to Los Angeles.

NOTE: All references to The Sunshine Kids, in whatever form, print, video, audio, news-story, must be cleared with the Director, Children Services.

Each child is affected in varying degrees by the seriousness of his/her cancer. Consequently, it is requested that the term “terminally ill” not be used. Please refer to the children as “seriously ill.” Some parents may request that their child not be interviewed by the media. It is important to honor this request. Thank you for your cooperation.

Media Parking available on Buddy Holly Drive, East of Lankershim Blvd., and at the Raleigh Studios lot on Van Ness. All media attending Raleigh Studios must contact Cassie Bryan in advance to be added to security.

For further information call Media Relations at 213-485-3586.