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Crapoâ??s October â??Capitol Watchâ?? To Focus On Healthy Forests And Energy

Live town meeting-format program to take calls from viewers

Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo will host the October edition of his monthly cable program, â??Capitol Watch,â?? which will be broadcast live from the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, October 14, 2003, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Mountain/6 to 6:30 p.m. Pacific. The program will air over local cable systems throughout Idaho. The audio from the program is also simulcast on Crapoâ??s website,; RealPlayer must be downloaded on the computer in order to listen to the program.â??The Senate still has a large amount of work before the session adjourns,â?? Crapo said. â??Several appropriations bills are still pending, as well as the energy bill and the amended healthy forest bill. I encourage Idahoans to call into the program to talk about the issues before Congress that are of concern to them. It is great that technology can bring this program from Washington, D.C. back to Idahoans, and I hope to hear from many on Tuesday.â??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/Blackfoot19Lewiston13Moscow11Pocatello22Twin Falls60The 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.# # #