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AT&T TO AIR 'LIVE FROM BELL LABS' DURING SCIENCE WEEK

 MURRAY HILL, N.J., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T (NYSE: T) will open the doors and welcome the public to the world's pre-eminent industrial research facility at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Wednesday, April 28, in its third annual national satellite broadcast of "Live From AT&T Bell Labs."
 The hour-long non-commercial program, starring Bell Labs scientists and engineers, is a highlight of National Science and Technology Week.
 Its aim is to make science and mathematics come alive, arouse students' curiosity, and interest fifth- to tenth- graders in math and science courses and careers.
 "And who better to do it," asks David Heil, of PBS's "Newton's Apple" series, "than the inventors and develmoha 25,000 patents. They invented the transistor, laser, digital computer, silicon solar cells, and cellular mobile radio. They lead the world in microelectronics, photonics and software and in the emerging technologies of speech and image processing.
 Heil will co-host the program, with Arno Penzias, Nobel laureate and Bell Labs vice president of research. They will share the stage with Penn & Teller and the Flying Karamazov Brothers, interacting with students all across America -- from Bell Labs headquarters here to the Exploratorium in San Francisco -- and in Europe at LaVillette Science Park in Paris.
 This year, the program will be seen in Canada, Mexico and Europe for the first time.
 "Our nation's competitiveness and AT&T's future will rest on young people -- those who choose careers in science and technology, as well as those who select other fields but opt for some training in these subjects as part of their education," said Penzias. "Now is the time to reach them, while they can still prepare academically to pursue such interests."
 The April 28 broadcast is the first of two "Live From Bell Labs" shows scheduled for 1993 and funded by AT&T. The second will air Sept. 29.
 Penn & Teller, magicians and pranksters, will explore what scientists "really" do in their laboratories when nobody is looking. The Flying Karamazov Brothers, world-renowned jugglers, will demonstrate the relationships between juggling, mathematics and physics.
 Between segments on communications in the year 2003, the ongoing revolutions in microelectronics and software, and minorities and women in science, students will ask questions of researchers and developers.
 Following the live broadcast on AT&T's Telstar 302 C-band and Ku-band transponders, the show will be rebroadcast hourly, with the last airing at 5 p.m. (EDT). It will also be available on PBS's Spacenet for airing on local PBS affiliates.
 "AT&T wants to make the show as accessible as possible," says Heil. "It's free; it's fun; it's science."
 Full-color posters and curriculum guides are also free and are available from: "Live From AT&T Bell Labs," 600 Mountain Avenue, Room 3A-309, Murray Hill, N.J., 07974-0636.
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 /CONTACT: Brian Monahan, 908-582-4760, or home, 908-781-1539, or Donna Cunningham, 802-482-3748, or home, 802-482-2933, both of AT&T Bell Laboratories/
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