David H. Murdock, Chairman and Owner of Dole Food Company, on The Martha Stewart Show

Dole Food Company, Inc. today announced that David H. Murdock, Chairman and owner of Dole will appear live on The Martha Stewart Show on November 5, 2008 to speak about nutrition, health and longevity.

That evening, Martha will present the first annual Living Award to Mr. Murdock at the Martha Stewart Center for Living Gala. The Martha Stewart Center for Living is dedicated to cutting-edge research and has a mission to develop clinical models to promote healthy and independent living in the elderly population.

Mr. Murdock advocates healthy eating to promote longevity. His Dole Nutrition Institute is dedicated to nutrition education through an award-winning newsletter, health brochures, cookbooks, videos and the Dole Nutrition website. He recently dedicated the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, the UNC Nutrition Research Building and the NC State Fruit and Vegetable Science Institute Building at the newly opened North Carolina Research Campus, representing a historic partnership with leading universities to advance knowledge about nutrition and disease prevention.

The Martha Stewart Show is a nationally syndicated how-to series distributed by NBC Universal to more than 95% of the country. Shot in front of a studio audience, the hour-long program's format allows audience members, home viewers and special guests to participate and interact with host, Martha Stewart. Featuring movers, shakers and headline makers plus everyday people who've accomplished extraordinary things, The Martha Stewart Show sheds new light on subjects including cooking and entertaining, decorating, and home renovation and provides a forum for Martha Stewart's sense of humor, love of fun and desire to teach.

For show times and stations of the November 5, 2008 Martha Stewart Show in your market, check your local media guide. The episode will be available at http://www.marthastewart.com/tv-video-archive three days after airing, where it can be accessed by scrolling down the page, selecting Wednesday, November 5, 2008, and clicking Play Entire Show.

Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2007 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research.


Dole Food Company, Inc.
Marty Ordman, (818) 874-4834

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