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ABC NEWS AND MPI HOME VIDEO TO RUSH-RELEASE ABC NEWS SPECIAL 'THE CLINTON INAUGURAL COMMEMORATIVE'

 CHICAGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC News and MPI Home Video announced today that it will immediately issue a special ABC News production of a two-volume video set titled "The Clinton Inaugural Commemorative," to be rush released to all home video outlets the first week of February.
 The first volume, "Inauguration 1993," an ABC News production, will provide virtually unprecedented coverage of this momentous event in American history, beginning with Clinton's bus tour into the capitol, including the inaugural address (in its entirety) and culminating in the gala. Co-anchors Peter Jennings and David Brinkley will report formal and behind-the-scenes interviews and commentary.
 The second volume of the deluxe box set will be the ABC News Special "72 Hours To Victory: Behind The Scenes With Bill Clinton," which takes viewers through the last three days of the election itself, and finally, Clinton's acceptance as the next president of the United States. Anchor Ted Koppel provides an intimate profile of Clinton during the most dramatic moments of his concluding campaign.
 Steve Sadicario, vice president of Business Affairs at ABC News, remarked, "ABC News has recognized for some time the importance of providing an audio-visual permanent record of historic moments to the public. We feel that this dual-volume commemorative will be a keepsake for generations to come, and we're proud to make it part of the ABC News Home Video library."
 According to MPI's chief executive officer, Waleed B. Ali, "We believe there hasn't been this much interest in an inauguration since January of 1961, when JFK was sworn in. As the U.S. approaches a new era of change, this event marks the moment it begins, which is why we feel this special commemorative edition should be rush released.
 The commemorative two-volume video set will have a suggested retail price of $39.98. While the "72 Hours To Victory: Behind The Scenes With Bill Clinton" is a one-hour special, "Inauguration 1993" is currently being edited and is expected to contain at least 90 minutes of coverage. Each title can also be purchased separately for a suggested retail price of $19.98.
 Rush Release -- Available First Week of February
 "The Clinton Inaugural Commemorative"
 Special Edition Two-Volume Boxed Set
 MP No. 6326, color, approximately 150 minutes(a), not rated
 suggested retail price $39.98
 "Inauguration 1993"
 MP No. 6369, color, approximately 90 minutes(a), not rated
 single-unit suggested retail price $19.98
 "72 Hours To Victory: Behind The Scenes With Bill Clinton"
 MP No. 6290, color, 60 minutes, not rated
 single-unit suggested retail price $19.98
 (a) "Inauguration 1993" is currently being edited and is expected to contain at least 90 minutes of coverage.
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 /CONTACT: Dana Trujillo of MPI Home Video, 708-687-7881/


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