Sunday, January 30, 2005


Nice starting paragraph from the tools at AP:

Iraqis voted Sunday in their country's first free election in a half-century and insurgents made good on threats of violence, launching three deadly suicide bombings and mortar strikes at half a dozen polling stations across Iraq (news - web sites). At least 14 people were killed, including five policemen. (full article)

MORE FROM Jim Hake, Spirit of America:

Great news! We've just received confirmation that C-SPAN is planning to cover Spirit of America's Iraq election event this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm Eastern (11am to 1pm Pacific). Please watch. Your support has made this possible. Please forward this message far and wide and encourage people to tune in.

Iraq's elections are an historic event. This broadcast will provide a unique, more complete picture of the elections with ground-level news and views from the Iraqi people. You will get much more than the typical focus on violence and terrorism. We'll have reports, photos and video from all corners of Iraq. The broadcast event is described more here.

You can see reports and photos now here. And, during the show on Sunday, we will be publishing the discussion at and asking for your comments. Please visit the site and tell us what you think.

If you'd like to attend and be part of our live studio audience, please RSVP to this message. We only have a limited number of seats (35) available. The event is at the National Geographic studio at 1145 17th St NW - Washington, DC 20036. If you RSVP and receive confirmation from us, please arrive no later than 1.30 or you won't
get into the studio.

All the best,
Jim Hake and the Spirit of America team

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