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W&L's CBS Connection

A Washington and Lee journalism student and a W&L journalism alumna have connected in the Washington bureau of CBS News this summer, and the initial result is a story, both print and video, on how music is helping New Orleans to heal.

Alicia Budich, who will be a senior at W&L in the fall, is spending the summer as an intern with CBS News in Washington. She worked there last summer as well. Kaylee Hartung, a 2007 alumna, is an associate producer of “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer” and also a reporter on “Washington Unplugged,” a daily web-based program.

Earlier this week, Alicia wrote the post, New Orleans Residents Raise their Spirits with Music, which was based on Kaylee’s interview with musician Paul Sanchez at a Washington fund-raising concert for New Orleans. Kaylee’s interview ran on the June 7 edition of “Washington Unplugged,” and you can see the segment below.

You can also follow Alicia and Kaylee on their respective Twitter feeds.

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