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‘Morning Joe’ Live in Tampa

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” broadcasts from Tampa, Florida tomorrow for a special town hall on education reform. The show has been on the road a few times recently. In November, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spoke with us from New Orleans. Press release after the jump.


The ‘Great Expectations’ Broadcast and Town Hall Event on March 25 Will Focus on Education in America

Guest include Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Former Gov. Jeb Bush, and Musician John Legend

NEW YORK – March 23, 2010 – MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” will broadcast live from Tampa, Florida on Thursday, March 25 with a special broadcast and town hall event focused on education in America. The “Great Expectations” broadcast will bring together the leaders who are at the helm of education reform in America. The program will also feature a one-hour town hall discussion with special guests and members of the Florida education community.

“Morning Joe” co-anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will be joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Former Governor Jeb Bush, Grammy-Award winner John Legend, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Mayor Cory Booker among others. The guests will discuss what works and what doesn’t when it comes to education, including success stories of educational entrepreneurs and schools that have exceeded expectations.

The broadcast will originate from Alexander Elementary in Tampa, a school that is proof that when a state, a school district and teachers commit to teaching, they can exceed expectations and show success in student performance. The broadcast is not open to the public.

Chris Licht is the executive producer of "Morning Joe" (MSNBC 6-9 a.m. ET)

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