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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 14, 2003


Secretary of State Powell to Participate in a BET Town Hall Meeting With African-American Youth - February 19

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell will participate in a town hall meeting sponsored by Black Entertainment Television (BET). Secretary Powell will field questions on a broad range of issues from approximately 120 Washington, D.C. area high school students. The event will be taped on Wednesday, February 19, 2002 from 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at BETís Studio II, 1235 W St., N.E., Washington, DC. BET will broadcast the event on Thursday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. Press are welcome to observe the taping of the event, but may not participate.

This event is open to print journalists and still cameras; no flash photography will be allowed.
Video cameras are not permitted.
Access time for ALL press: 6:30 p.m.
Press must confirm attendance by Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 3:00 p.m.

Media representatives may cover this event upon presentation of either (1) a US Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a photo ID issued by the employing media organization, or (3) a letter on official letterhead from their news organization verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo ID (driverís license or passport).

Please RSVP, Black Entertainment Television:
     Michael Lewellen, (202) 608-2003.

For more information concerning this event, contact:
    The Office of Regional Media Outreach at 202-647-0001.

For additional information concerning media coverage, contact:
    The Office of Press Relations, U. S. Department of State, (202) 647-2492.

Released on February 14, 2003

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