Contact: Decennial Media Relations
(301) 457-1037 (TDD)
Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt will hold a news briefing on Tuesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. EST, on the status of Census 2000 operations. Census 2000 questionnaires were mailed March 13 through 15, and people are now returning their responses to the Census Bureau.
Prewitt also will demonstrate how the initial response rates for the nation will look on the Census Bureau's Web site at <http://www.census.gov>.
A live webcast of the briefing will be carried on the Census Bureau's Web site <http://www.census.gov>. Viewing the webcast requires RealPlayer software, which can be downloaded for free at <http://www.real.com/player/>.
Reporters may attend the briefing in person or participate via telephone conference call. To take part by phone, call 703-871-3016 or 1-877-282-2315 anytime after 10:50 a.m. EST.