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Coverage of Congress Mideast Debate

January 10, 1991|STEVEN HERBERT

KCET Channel 28, Cable News Network and the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network(C-SPAN) will carry today's U.S. Senate and House of Representatives debates on resolutions authorizing President Bush to use force to oust Iraqi troops from Kuwait.

KCET's coverage is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will alternate between the two houses. C-SPAN II opens its Senate coverage at 7 a.m., with C-SPAN televising the House session from 9 a.m.

Both houses have non-Gulf-related business scheduled for the start of the session, and there is no set time for a start to the debates on the resolutions authorizing the use of force. C-SPAN and C-SPAN II will also replay the coverage at 5 p.m.

CNN will also begin a series of interviews with world leaders on the possibility of war as a result of the Persian Gulf crisis today, with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir appearing on "The World Today" at 3 p.m. and "CNN Prime News" at 5 p.m. The series continues Friday with Turkish President Turgut Ozal.

National Public Radio will provide live gavel-to-gavel coverage of both houses. Southern California NPR affiliates airing the feed include KCRW-FM (89.9).

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