Monday, April 18, 2011


Today, Sunlight Live will cover two major events in Washington dealing with the issues and politics surrounding plans for reducing the country’s deficit.

Beginning at 10:00 am, the Sunlight Foundation will cover a Senate Finance Committee hearing, titled “Perspectives on Deficit Reduction,” whose witnesses include a Heritage Foundation fellow, a former U.S. Comptroller General and an economist from Princeton. After a break for lunch, Sunlight Live will return to cover President Obama’s speech from the George Washington University on deficit reduction at 1:30 pm.

Sunlight Live combines streaming video, government transparency data and social media coverage, to provide insight to the proposals, people and policies mentioned during major events in Washington. Sunlight Live provides viewers with real-time context and analysis of current events, all from a single webpage.

Leading the Sunlight Live coverage will be investigative journalists from the Sunlight Reporting Group, along with guest bloggers. We invite all members of the press and public to join us today for Sunlight Live. You can watch the video stream and live blog at

Additionally, all of the Sunlight Live widgets -- the video feed, the live blog, the infographics -- are available to media and bloggers for embedding. Please contact us for the technical specifications.
WHAT:    Sunlight Live: Senate Finance Committee Deficit Reduction Hearing & Presidential Speech

WHEN:    Wednesday, April 13
                10:00 am to 11:00 am (eastern) — Senate Finance Committee hearing
                1:30 pm to 2:00 pm (eastern) — speech by President Obama

WHO:        Bill Allison – editorial director, Sunlight Foundation
                  Paul Blumenthal – senior writer, Sunlight Foundation
                  Joshua Hatch – online content manager, Sunlight Foundation

CONTACT:     Liz Bartolomeo, Communications Manager
                       202-742-1520 ext 226

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