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Vice President Biden to Deliver Syracuse University Commencement Speech; Visit Local Elementary School

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
 
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For Immediate Release                   May 8, 2009
 
**MEDIA ADVISORY**
 
Vice President Biden to Deliver Syracuse University Commencement Speech; Visit Local Elementary School
On Sunday May 10th, Vice President Biden will deliver a commencement address to graduates, family members, and faculty at Syracuse University. The Vice President, a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, will also be presented with an honorary degree, a Doctor of Laws, from the University.
Syracuse University has a satellite window booked via ABC News One from 9:25AM-12:00 NOON EDT on Sunday that will cover the entire ceremony, including the Vice President’s address. Outlets accessing these coordinates will be able to pull down the live, five-camera coverage at that time.
Coordinates:
Time:  9:25 AM -12:00 NOON EDT
Galaxy 17    16A
downlink: 12005.000 Vertical
Data 5.5
Bandwidth 5.0
Audio 6.2   6.8
 
Afterwards, at 12:45 PM, the Vice President will visit with students and teachers at the Bellevue Elementary School.
Both of these events are OPEN PRESS. Additional media details are included below.
Media Details: 
 
Vice President Biden to Deliver Syracuse University Commencement Speech
Location:      The Carrier Dome
                   900 Irving Avenue
                   Syracuse University Campus
                   Syracuse, NY
Media Entrance:    Please enter the Carrier Dome at Gate J

Sat Truck Parking: Live Truck parking is located in the Dome lot.
Trucks cannot run cable, but connections will be provided on site to receive live feeds.
Camera Arrival:    6:00-7:00 AM
Press Arrival:        7:00 AM
Final Access:         8:00 AM (No exceptions will be made)
Event Begins:        9:30 AM
Cable Run:         Cable run from press riser to cable feed is 150 feet
Throw:             150 feet
 
RSVP:              This event is OPEN PRESS.  Media must RSVP with the NAME, POSITION (Reporter, TV Camera, Photog, etc) MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE AND EMAIL for each person planning to cover the event to press@ovp.eop.gov  by Friday May 8 at 5 PM.  At the event, you will be required to wear your outlet’s media credential at all times, either around the neck or pinned to clothing.  In your RSVP, please indicate which event your outlet plans to cover. 
Contact for logistical and planning purposes only: Nora Cohen, 215-850-5602
Workspace and event coverage space will be provided in the Press Box
Wireless internet is available.
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Vice President Biden To Visit Local Elementary School
Location:          Bellevue Elementary School
                       530 Stolp Ave
                       Syracuse, NY 13207
Media Entrance:    Main Entrance to Bellevue Elementary School
Sat Truck Parking: Live truck parking is on Stolp Avenue, and will be directed on arrival.
Live trucks must bring cable ramps.

Media Parking:     There is no on site media parking.
Media should park on the street near the school.
Camera Pre-set:    7:30 am – 8:30 am (Media must drop equipment at the site by 8:30 am. Media will not have access to the site from 8:30 am – 10:30 am)
Media access:      10:30 am
Final Access:        11:15 am
Event Begins:        12:45 pm

Cable Run:         500 feet
Throw:               40 feet
RSVP:              This event is OPEN PRESS.  Media must RSVP with the NAME, POSITION(Reporter, TV Camera, Photog, etc) MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE AND EMAIL for each person planning to cover the event to press@ovp.eop.gov  by  Friday May 8 at 5 PM.  At the event, you will be required to wear your outlet’s media credential at all times, either around the neck or pinned to clothing.  In your RSVP, please indicate which event your outlet plans to cover. 
Contact for logistical and planning purposes only: Nora Cohen, 215-850-5602
*No workspace is available on site.
*No internet is available on site.
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