SALEM — Salem State College still plans to host John and Elizabeth Edwards as speakers next month, but they'll probably have more than politics to talk about. The former Democratic presidential candidate admitted in a TV interview last night that he had an extramarital affair while his wife was battling cancer.
"The Salem State College Series ... expects to honor the contract that will bring John and Elizabeth Edwards to our campus on Sept. 23," the college said in a statement.
Spokesman Jim Glynn said the college issued the statement after receiving media calls asking whether it plans to cancel the Edwardses' appearance.
"We intend to touch base with our major sponsors over the weekend regarding these recent developments, and if there are any changes, we will announce them at the beginning of the week," the statement said.
Edwards' Sept. 23 appearance will come just weeks before the presidential election. But attendees may have a lot more on their minds.
Edwards told ABC News he lied repeatedly about the affair with a 42-year-old woman but said that he didn't love her and was not the father of her daughter.
His wife, Elizabeth, who is also scheduled to speak at Salem State, has been diagnosed with an incurable form of breast cancer.
Material from The Associated Press was used in this story.