Washington, D.C., September 25, 2007 - In an exclusive interview, Voice of America (VOA) White House correspondent Paula Wolfson will talk with First Lady Laura Bush on Wednesday, Sept. 26, about Burma, Afghanistan and other issues. VOA's live interview will be in English and translated into Burmese and broadcast via satellite and streamed on the Web.
The radio portion of the interview will be carried live from at 8:30 a.m. EDT in English on www.VOANews.com as well as in Burmese, with simultaneous interpretation on www.VOANews.com/Burmese/.
Television broadcasts of the interview will follow in VOA's other broadcasts including to Afghanistan and Burma.
During the past two weeks, significant numbers of new visitors turned to VOANews.com for the most recent news and information about the protests currently going on in Burma's capital, Rangoon. Average daily visits to the Burmese language Web site have gone from about 4,000 to 12,000 earlier this week.
The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 115 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.
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