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It's been exactly a year since Bobby Jindal, the first South Asian elected to Congress in 50 years, was sworn in as governor of Louisiana. On the occasion of his first anniversary in office, SAJA is hosting a nonpartisan call-in webcast to discuss his term so far and possible role in national politics. Joining us will be journalists (from Louisiana and elsewhere) who have covered him for several years, as well as Mike Sager, who has written the most extensive national profile of Jindal, in the 75th anniversary issue of Esquire, which dubbed him one of six most influential people in the 21st Century (along with Rupert Murdoch, Vladimir Putin, Steve Jobs, LeBron James and director P.T. Anderson) - you can read that piece here. Here's a recent story, "Jindal in 2012?" by Politico's Jonathan Martin. See SAJA's extensive coverage of Jindal over the last 2.5 years at SAJAforum.org/bobby_jindal
Mark Ballard, editor, capitol news bureau of The Advocate in Baton Rouge
C.B. Forgotston, a lawyer and blogger who frequently writes Jindal
K.P. Nayar, US editor, the Telegraph of Kolkata
Roop Raj, anchor, WDSU-TV, New Orleans
Mike Sager, writer of in-depth profile of Jindal in Esquire
and YOU - call in to have your views heard! +1-347-324-5991
[NOTE: Gov. Jindal is NOT scheduled to be a speaker, though he was invited and is always welcome to call in]
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
noon-1 pm EST
11-noon pm CST
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Listen live or to a recording:
(you can go and set an e-mail reminder for yourself)
or listen live via your phone by dialing this NYC number +1-347-324-5991
Send your questions/comments via e-mail to saja[at]columbia.edu (subject
= webcast) or by posting them in comments section below.
You can also use the chatroom that will be open at the link at
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As soon as the event is over, you will be able to access - at
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja - a recording of the proceedings.
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andtype http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja/feed and hit OK.]
As always, you are welcome to quote from anything said during the
FREE, WORLDWIDE webcasts (50+) at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saja
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