WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton talks with children at the White House and satellite locations around the country Saturday in a town meeting being televised live by ABC.

The 90-minute show, ''President Clinton: Answering Children's Questions,'' begins at 11:30 a.m. EST. ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings is the host.

Young people participating in the meeting range in age from 8 to 20 and come from the District of Columbia and 11 states - California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia.

They include Angela Brown, 15, of Fort Pierce, Fla., who lives at a drug rehabilitation center; Basil Schaheen, 9, of Derwood, Md., vice president of Kids Against Junk Food; and Henry Nicols, 20, Cooperstown, N.Y., who has had the AIDS virus since he was 10.

Children who meet with the president in the White House will stay for lunch with the Clintons.