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ON ROAD TRUCKERS TO SEE MONDAY'S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE LIVE ON NEW TRUCKER TV NET

 ON ROAD TRUCKERS TO SEE MONDAY'S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
 LIVE ON NEW TRUCKER TV NET
 WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time the nation's long haul truck drivers will see a live TV broadcast of a presidential debate while they are on the road. Only one day after its own launch, the American Transportation Television Network (ATTN), the nation's new TV news network for the long distance trucking industry, will broadcast live the third and final U.S. presidential debate of the 1992 campaign, Monday, Oct. 19, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ATTN begins commercial broadcast operations on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. Eastern time.
 Immediately following the debate, at 8:30 p.m., ATTN will go live to one of America's largest truck stops to sample reaction from the nation's 3.2 million long-haul truckers. The new network will also offer analysis of the debate from a panel moderated by ATTN chief anchorman Tom Ellis. Joining Ellis will be Democratic nominee Bill Clinton's campaign transportation adviser William Riis, President George Bush's campaign representative Terry Eastland, and political analyst John Roberts. The panel will also focus on the candidates' positions on transportation issues.
 "Our mission is to serve the trucker," said ATTN Chairman and CEO Steve Cohen. "Our broadcasts are seen at the refueling stations, in the lounges and in the restaurants at truck stops. Truck drivers are voters too. Unless we carry the debate they might not be able to see it," he added.
 ATTN, an advertiser-supported news and information TV network which will launch commercial broadcast operations on Oct. 18, will be carried by direct broadcast satellite to truck stops serving 3,500,000 truck drivers daily. Some 300 truck stops are under contract to receive the ATTN signal with 50 scheduled to go "on line" as of launch date. Truck stops are going "on line" with the ATTN signal at the rate of 14 every 15 days. It is estimated that America's truck drivers spend more than $25 billion annually at truck stops.
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 /CONTACT: Gary Rosen, 212-332-0548, or Jeff Erdel, 212-332-0547, both of Erdel Public Relations; Ted Faraone, 212-768-8683, all for ATTN/Aveca Entertainment Corp./
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