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1. KEN BURNS AT MUSEUM VO/SOT
Documentary producer Ken Burns will visit the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts this morning, to discuss his new PBS documentary series The War. The seven part series is about World War II, focusing on the personal accounts of men and women from four American towns, including Sacramento. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. ELECTORAL COLLEGE CAMPAIGN VO/SOT
The California Democratic Party will discuss its campaign against a ballot initiative that would allocate the state's electoral college votes based on the popular vote results in California's congressional districts. Currently, California is a winner take all state, and the measure, if passed, could shift enough Democratic electoral votes to the GOP to severely diminish the Democrat Party's hopes of winning the White House. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT PRISONERS VO/SOT
As judges convene to consider capping the state's prison population, those who are opposed to the governor's and legislature's plan to expand the system by 53 thousand beds contend the Department of Corrections should deport the approximately 23 thousand illegal immigrants in the system to their home countries to serve the remainder of their terms. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. ITALIAN BRASS VO/NATS
A five-piece musical group, Italian Brass Busters from Tuscany, will play whimsical arrangements on the state capitol steps. Efforting video with nat sound.
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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Redwood City to sign the teen texting while driving bill and in Madera to promote healthcare reform.
The Assembly and Senate are not in session in observance of Rosh Hoshana. Special session for healthcare and water reform is ongoing. Regular session reconvenes January 7, 2008.
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