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FIRST-TIME LIVE BROADCAST OF INAUGURATION IN SCHOOLS

Channel One Satellite Telecast Will Bring Historic Event to More Than
 7 Million in More Than 11,000 High Schools and Middle Schools
 Around the Country
 WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its drive to keep America's youth aware of national politics, Channel One will carry the inauguration of President Bill Clinton live over its satellite network, reaching more than 7 million teenagers and almost half a million educators. The in-classroom newscast, which is beamed to more than 11,000 high schools and middle schools nationwide, will go on the air at 11:45 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 20, and will continue its telecast after the ceremony to provide commentary for its audience. Michael Barone, senior writer for U.S. News & World Report and co-author of the acclaimed "Almanac of American Politics," will provide political analysis.
 Channel One reporters Ryan Burnham and Lisa Ling, both teenagers, will be covering the historic event for the network and will be two of the youngest national reporters to do so. "It's a really great honor to be able to share this part of history with millions of teenagers across the country," says Burnham.
 According to Cynthia Samuels, executive producer at Channel One, "It has been a long time since teenagers were so engrossed in a presidential campaign. We want to salute America's youth for their recognition of the importance of the electoral process and for their fervor in making their voices count in this particular election."
 In addition to its live telecast of the swearing-in ceremony and inaugural address, Channel One will be covering a number of inaugural events for its daily 12-minute newscast. There will be particular emphasis on youth-oriented events and features on teenagers who attend schools which broadcast Channel One and are participating in the activities.
 The inauguration telecast is the culmination of Channel One's special coverage of the 1992 election. Channel One began its campaign coverage with the first announcement in 1991 and continued to October 1992, when it held an exclusive vote for nearly 3.5 million teenagers. Channel One provided schools with both print materials and intensive coverage of the election process. President- elect Clinton won this student election by a landslide, capturing 43.4 percent of the popular vote -- the same as the national vote.
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 /CONTACT: Jeffrey Rose of Channel One, at the Channel One Studios, 202-331-8494 or 202-331-8882, or at the Ramada Renaissance, 202-898-9000/


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