updated 3/9/2004 5:46:58 PM ET 2004-03-09T22:46:58

MSNBC's Lester Holt and Lisa Ling host "THE FUTURE IS NOW: TECH SUMMIT 2004,"an exclusive sneak-peek at the latest high-tech advances in television, cars, cell phones, music and more live from the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University in New York City on Sunday, March 21, 8-10 p.m. ET.

"The Future is Now: Tech Summit 2004" features a special look at some of the newest-and most incredible-technological advances in consumer products, including high definition TV, digital video recorders, huge plasma screens and cell phones that receive live television programs. Other off-beat gadgets featured include instant replay binoculars, a "wired" hot tub, a sports car that races easily from road to water and a microwave that programs itself.

"National Geographic Ultimate Explorer" host Lisa Ling and MSNBC and NBC News' "Weekend Today" anchor Lester Holt co-host this special event, exclusively on MSNBC.

Guests include "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" interior design guru Thom Felicia with a tour of an unbelievable state-of-the-art house; HDNet owner, and outspoken owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban explains why he's spending millions of his own money creating high definition sports, movies and entertainment programs; rock legend Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac shows off his favorite music gadgets; legendary race car driver Mario Andretti takes a ride with Lisa Ling in one of the world's most innovative cars; and Joe Trippi, MSNBC election analyst and the architect of the Howard Dean for President internet campaign discusses how the internet is a powerful organizer of people.

The executive producer of the showis Dennis Sullivan. Phil Griffin is the Vice President, Primetime Programming, MSNBC.

For more information, log on to: http://techsummit2004.msnbc.com


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