The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a news conference to release two reports:
Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2005,
containing findings from the Current Population Survey (CPS); and Income,
Earnings, and Poverty Data from the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS).
The CPS findings are national, while the ACS findings pertain to states, as
well as counties and cities of 65,000 or more people. The ACS report also
includes a comparison of earnings for men and women by selected characteristics,
including industry and occupation.
Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. EDT
Louis Kincannon, director, U.S. Census Bureau
David Johnson, chief, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
Suitland Federal Center
Federal Office Building 3 - Morris Hansen Auditorium
4700 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746
Directions for those coming by car or Metro may be found on the Internet at <http://www.census.gov/aboutus/cbmaps.html>.
Online News Conference Page:
There will be a live webcast of the news conference, accessible via the
Census Bureau’s online news conference page. Windows Media Player or
RealPlayer software (both versions are free downloads) is required to view
the webcast. A test signal will be available beginning at 9:45 a.m. EDT on
Aug. 29 to verify your computer is correctly set up to view the webcast. Only
media attending the event will be able to ask questions of the speakers.
Media may dial in to a telephone “listen line” to hear the news
conference live. The dial-in phone number is 1-877-777-1972 or 612-332-0632;
no password is needed. The listen line may be accessed beginning at 9:45 a.m. EDT.
A live video broadcast of the news conference also will be available via
satellite for free and unrestricted use by news organizations.
Live broadcast date: Aug. 29.
Live broadcast time: 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT (sharp/firm out).
(A test satellite signal will be available from 9:45 to10 a.m. EDT).
· Ku-band analog satellite: AMC2, Transponder: 3K, Analog.
· Orbital position: 85 Degrees West.
· Downlink frequency: 11760 MHz Vertical.
· Transmission contact: ConnectLive Communications on 202-513-1000.
Media interested in interviewing Census Bureau experts on income, earnings,
poverty and health insurance coverage should contact Tom Edwards, Census Bureau
Public Information Office, at 301-763-2184.
Live Radio Feeds:
Audio is available online via the news conference webcast or via the telephone
The Census Bureau will provide bus transportation for the media from downtown
Washington, D.C. to Suitland Federal Center. The bus will depart from the
National Press Club at 14th and F streets at 9 a.m. sharp on the day of the
news conference; it will leave the Census Bureau for the return trip between
11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. EDT. To reserve a space on the bus, contact the
Public Information Office at 301-763-3691.
Photo identification is required for admission to the Census Bureau. Foreign
nationals must contact the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office
to obtain a special security clearance form. Please allow at least
30 minutes for security check-in, longer for broadcast media with equipment.
Given the time required for check-in, all media planning to attend
should notify the Public Information Office at 301-763-3691 by 10 a.m. EDT,
Friday, Aug. 25.