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Idahoans encouraged to call toll-free number to talk with Senator

Washington, DC â?? With the threat of war looming and domestic issues taking the forefront in Congress, Idaho Senator Mike Crapo expects both topics to come up during his monthly cable program. Crapo will host a live edition of his monthly electronic town meeting, â??Capitol Watch,â?? this coming Tuesday. The program will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific, and air over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website.During the program, viewers are encouraged to call in to speak directly to the Senator; the phone number during the program is 1-800-SEN-TALK (1-800-736-8255). The program will also feature e-mail questions, which can be sent to prior to the program, or during the program.â??Capitol Watchâ?? will air in the following cities over the following channels:Boise/Treasure Valley11Coeur dâ??Alene19Idaho City37Idaho Falls/Blackfoot19Lewiston13Moscow11Pocatello22The program is also sponsored by the Idaho Cable Telecommunications Association (ICTA) and local cable systems throughout Idaho. Local cable systems provide access and the channel numbers may vary from month to month. Due to equipment upgrades or scheduling conflicts, the program is not always available on every cable system in the state.It is also accessible via the Internet at; RealPlayer must be downloaded on the computer in order to view the program.# # #