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*** MEDIA ALERT ***

TODAY’S IOWA BROWN AND BLACK PRESIDENTIAL FORUM WILL CONTINUE AS SCHEDULED DESPITE
WEATHER CONCERNS

Inquiries about weather and travel should be directed to:
Iowa Department of Transportation
http://www.dot.state.ia.us/ or call dial 511
Frequent updates available at www.bbpresforum.org
Please plan accordingly for travel delays.

WHAT: The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum, the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have an opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.

HDNet is the exclusive broadcast partner of the Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum.

WHO: All Democratic presidential candidates will participate

Senator Joseph Biden
Former Senator Mike Gravel
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Senator Christopher J. Dodd
Senator Barack Obama
Senator John Edwards
Governor Bill Richardson

Forum moderators:

Michele Norris, host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and
Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS’s “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.”

Additional VIPs:

Dan Rather, Global Correspondent, HDNet’s “Dan Rather Reports”
Iowa State Rep Wayne Ford (D-Des Moines), co-chair and founder, Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum
Mary Campos, co-chair and founder, Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum

WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2007

Press Check-In: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
VIP Interviews: TBD

Forum begins: 7:00 p.m. CT

HDNet’s live coverage begins: 6:30 p.m. CT
HDNet’s post-Forum coverage begins: 9:00 p.m. CT

WHERE: North High School501 Holcomb Avenue
Des Moines, IA

MORE: Attendees are asked to limit personal items such as large bags or backpacks in order to speed the security check-in process.

Questions about weather and travel should be addressed to:
Iowa Department of Transportation
http://www.dot.state.ia.us/
#515-239-1101

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