C-Span - THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION 101st ANNUAL MEETING FROM THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST: LIVE THIS WEEKEND ON C-SPAN and C-SPAN.ORG

THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION

101st ANNUAL MEETING FROM THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST

C-SPAN's LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY, JULY 18 AT 12:30 PM (ET)

C-SPAN will air the 101st annual meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA) this weekend, with LIVE coverage beginning Saturday July 18 at 12:30 PM (ET).

This year's meeting, which convenes from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and hosted by Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, will highlight NGA Chair Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell's yearlong initiative: Strengthening Our Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future, which focuses on a national infrastructure system to promote economic growth and environmental sustainability. The nation's governors will meet with Members of Congress and business leaders from around the country to discuss a number of issues facing the states. Emergency preparedness, freight transportation, energy and the economy will also be addressed during this year's meeting. For more information on this event, please visit www.nga.org. C-SPAN's coverage schedule is listed below.

C-SPAN will also broadcast this event LIVE via the Internet at www.c-span.org.
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**Please note: C-SPAN will also be covering other events from the NGA meeting not noted below; these events will air later on the network--time, date, and channel TBD.

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009

NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION

101st Annual Meeting

11:00 AM -12:00 PM (ET)

Opening News Conference

Speakers: NGA Chair Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA)

NGA Vice Chair Gov. Jim Douglas (R-VT)

NGA Meeting Host Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS)

(**Please note: This event will be TAPED, with airing TBA)

LIVE ON C-SPAN

12:30-2:30PM (ET)

Opening Plenary Session- Freight Transportation

Speakers: Zhang Dawei, Vice Governor, Henan Province, China

Charles "Wick" Moorman, Chairman, Pres. & CEO, Norfolk Southern Corp.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)

LIVE ON C-SPAN

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009

3:30-5:00 PM ET (From Biloxi, MS)

Plenary Session- Emergency Preparedness

Speakers: Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Dept. Homeland Security

Gregory Brown, CEO Motorola

W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, FEMA

Jay Fishman, Chair & CEO, Travelers

LIVE ON C-SPAN
MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009

11:30AM -1:00 PM ET (From Biloxi, MS)

Closing Plenary- Energy and the Economy

Speakers: Karen Harbert, Pres. & CEO, Institute for 21st Century Energy, US Chamber of Commerce

Kathleen McGinty, Founding Partner, Peregrine Technology Partners LLC

Ira C. Magaziner, Chair, Clinton Foundation Climate Initiative and Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative