NAME: Tom Carver
BORN: Hereford, UK
JOB: BBC Washington correspondent; reporter at your disposal
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Four years reporting in the US for the BBC; elections in Bosnia, South Africa and UK; wars in Afghanistan, Yugoslavia and the Gulf; but I've never done anything like this before!
MUSIC FOR THE ROAD: The Good, the Bad and The Funky - The Tom Tom Club; Lone Star State of Mind - Nanci Griffith; Night Moves - Bob Seeger.
BOOK I'LL BE READING: Pure Slaughter Value - Robert Bingham; A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole.
MUST TAKE ITEM: A flask of whisky (helps with the jet lag).
Real 28k "The agenda you have set has been a revelation"
NAME: Kevin Anderson
BORN: Rockford, Illinois
JOB: Washington producer BBC News Online; reporter at your disposal
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Four years internet journalism; covered mid-term elections and Clinton impeachment; regular internet technology slot on BBC radio; road-map reader extraordinaire; has a dog-eared copy of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road;" internet junkie and technical trouble shooter
MUSIC FOR THE ROAD: The Simpsons: Songs in the Key of Springfield and a bunch of MP3's that I've hoovered off the 'Net for purely journalistic, research purposes ; )=
BOOK I'LL BE READING: Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie (Gonzo Papers, Vol 4) by Hunter S Thompson and The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence by Ray Kurzweil
MUST TAKE ITEM: A bag of Route 66 Blend Coffee, the blackest, baddest blend I know. Whiskey may help Tom's jet lag. Coffee helps mine.
Real 28k "We'll be trying some new things online"