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NBC News is making its top political reporters and experts available to answer questions about the 2008 presidential election from the nation’s students and teachers. "Ask NBC News" is an exclusive feature of NBC News Archives on Demand, a compilation of thousands of primary-source video resources created specifically for classroom instruction.

The Archives on Demand are available on HotChalk, a free web-based learning management system for K-12 teachers and their students. Students and teachers can submit questions about the presidential campaign via eMail to [email protected] or via text message to ASKNBC (275622) by texting ASK and then their question.

Each Thursday, the NBC News political team–including Meet the Press host and Washington, D.C., Bureau Chief Tim Russert, Washington Correspondent Pete Williams, and Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory–will answer one question and make the video available at the HotChalk web site.

In addition to Ask NBC News, the NBC News Archives on Demand features a "Decision ’08" curricular resource offering up-to-the-minute presidential election news. Features include full profiles on the candidates, information about their positions on major issues, video clips of speeches and debates, campaign trail news, historical footage from past presidential campaigns, and political analysis from the award-winning NBC News team.

The video-on-demand user interface allows teachers to customize their lesson plans with relevant content to bring the election process and political issues to life in their classrooms, NBC News said. Continue reading