Edwards to speak at Hofstra

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">This July 30, 1977, handout photo provided by the Edwards family shows Elizabeth and John Edwards on their wedding day.</span></div>
August 29, 2008 1:49:32 PM PDT
John Edwards will emerge from seclusion and speak next month at Hofstra University in New York, taking the stage exactly one month after admitting to an extramarital affair. But his wife Elizabeth has canceled what was to be a joint appearance.

Hofstra spokesman Stuart Vincent said Friday that a representative for the former Democratic presidential candidate has confirmed that Edwards will speak alone at the school on Sept. 8.

Edwards and his wife were originally billed as the first speakers in a university series on the 2008 election. But that was before Edwards admitted to cheating on Elizabeth with a filmmaker hired by his political action committee.

A spokeswoman for John and Elizabeth Edwards did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.