"Should The Federal Government Deregulate Electric Power?"

NCPA Sponsored Episode of DebatesDebates to Air Nationally Starting This Week!

DALLAS (Dec. 8, 1999) -- The National Center for Policy Analysis announced today that an episode of the nationally syndicated program DebatesDebates, a series of 22 programs, which are sponsored by the NCPA, will be made available to stations starting today.

The episode: "Should the Federal Government Deregulate Electric Power?" features an all-star cast debating an issue currently being debated in Washington. Leading the affirmative team is NCPA President Dr. John C. Goodman. He is joined by Fred Smith, executive director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute; and Jerry Taylor, director of natural resource studies at the CATO Institute.

The opposition team is led by Robert Kuttner, co-editor of the American Prospect. Kuttner is teamed with Wenonah Hauter with Public Citizen and John T. O'Connor, president, Greenworks, Inc.

A Warren Steibel production, DebatesDebates brings together the world's foremost experts to participate in formal debates on current public policy issues. Warren Steibel is also producer of William F. Buckley's Firing Line.

DebatesDebates airs in over 180 markets nationwide and is available to PBS stations each Wednesday. Check local listings for times and availability in your area. DebatesDebates can also be seen across the globe on the NCPA Channel located on the NCPA's Internet site at www.ncpa.org.