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Legislators to Gather for Food Net Watch Party

Some legislators will be gathering Wednesday night to watch
last week's episode of Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible, according to host
Microsoft, which will screen the show
at its D.C. office.

The June 13 episode featured First Lady Michelle Obama, who
assigned chef Robert Irvine the task of remaking Horton's Kids, a community
center that serves after-school meals. Irvine got an assist from Microsoft -- equipment
and software for a computer lab for the center -- and Home Depot for the
rebuild.

Scheduled to be at the watch party, according to Microsoft,
are Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.); Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.); Rep. Bruce Braley
(D-Iowa); Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.); Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.); D.C.
Councilman Vincent Orange; Fred Humphries and Matt Gelman from Microsoft;
Kuljeet Singh from Home Depot; Brenda Chamberlain and Anthony Simon from
Horton's Kids.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.