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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 023-04
May 10, 2004

Pentagon Town Hall Meeting

     Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will hold a Pentagon Town Hall meeting at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, May 11, 2004. The meeting will be held in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room 5A1070.  The meeting will also be webcast at http://www.defenselink.mil/briefings/.

     Members of the news media may watch the meeting live on Channel 13 of the Pentagon cable system or view it in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 12:30 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

     The Town Hall meeting will be carried live via satellite on the Pentagon Channel. This program is available for broadcast on the following satellite service, AMC-1, 103 degrees west longitude, frequency 14.400 GHZ, downlink frequency is 12.100 GHZ, vertical polarization on transponder 20, modulation type QPSK (quadrature phase shift keying).  The FEC (forward error correction) is ¾.  The symbol rate is 20.0000 Mega-symbols per second.  The MPEG Reed Solomon Coding is 204/188.