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SIDEBAR: 787 Premiere Facts
When: Sunday, July 8 (7-8-07)
Where: Boeing Everett plant
When: 3:30 p.m.
Everett audience: 15,000 787 workers, airline executives, analysts and aviation journalists are expected to attend.
Hotels: Boeing has booked five to handle out-of-town and international guests.
Live broadcasts: Qwest Field and 80 other venues around the world
Satellite broadcasts: In the U.S., DirecTV channel 576, DishNetwork channel 9691; 28 other satellites around the world
On the Net: At Boeing.com
Potential audience: 100 million
Versions of the broadcast: Nine directors will custom-produce versions in nine languages.
Production company: TPN of Seattle's Fremont district
Emcee: Tom Brokaw, former "NBC Nightly News" anchor
Music: Special 787 theme music
Composer: Brian Gibson, Vancouver composer and conductor
Musicians: Vancouver Symphony musicians
Cost: Boeing won't say.
Notes: Boeing originally planned the rollout for late June, but a Boeing employee four months ago suggested July 8, an idea that was quickly adopted because of its connection to the Dreamliner, 787.
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