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Office of the Secretary
May 14, 2008
Contact: Shane Wolfe


Secretary Kempthorne to Make Major Announcement
on Status of Polar Bear

WASHINGTON, D.C. - TODAY (Wednesday, May 14), at 2:30 p.m. at the Department of the Interior, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will make a major announcement on the status of the polar bear.

A press release and other materials will be posted on line at that time at www.doi.gov.

To request an interview with Secretary Kempthorne or other Department officials following the announcement, contact 202-208-6416.

Who: Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne
When:May 14, 2008
2:30 p.m. EDT
Where:U.S. Department of the Interior (Yates Auditorium)
1849 C Street NW
Washington DC 20240
What: Press conference to make major announcement on the status of the polar bear.
Satellite:A live satellite feed will be provided at the following coordinates: C-Band;
Galaxy 16 (G 16); 99 Degrees West; Transponder: 10; Polarity: Vertical;
Downlink Frequency: 3900 MHZ; Test Signal: 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Program time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Telephone: A listen-only phone bridge will be available for credentialed
media representatives. The toll-free call-in number is 877-716-4285.
The passcode 9674197 is required to join the call.
Notes: Throw: 60 feet
Lighting: TV quality
Sound: Multbox
Cable run: 500 feet

Limited parking for live trucks is available on C Street, between 18th Street and
19th Street. Call 208-6642 to make parking arrangements.

Satellite Technical Questions or Problems: For technical problems on the day of the broadcast, call 202-208-4858. For technical information before the broadcast, contact Roger Daniel at (202) 437-4112; fax: (202) 208-4850; e-mail: Roger_L_Daniel@nbc.gov or J_Mike_Mason@nbc.gov.

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