PBS NewsHour Plans Extensive Multiplatform Election Coverage for Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Innovative LIVE Interactive Special Election Webcast Hosted by Jim Lehrer in Partnership with Ustream Begins at 10 pm ET
1-hour Live Special Broadcast Hosted by Jim Lehrer Airs on PBS and Continues Streaming Online at 11 pm ET
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2010 midterm elections, they may make history by voting for a big change in the federal government for the third consecutive election. Majority control of the US Congress hangs in the balance. In addition to coverage on the PBS NewsHour, Jim Lehrer will anchor a PBS special broadcast on election night, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, from 11 pm - midnight. The PBS NewsHour Political Team - Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian will report the evening's events from the NewsHour studio together with NewsHour's regular political analysts: syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times Columnist David Brooks, as well as Stuart Rothenberg, editor of the Rothenberg Political Report. Hari Sreenivasan will be in the newsroom reporting election results as they come in and NewsHour Correspondents will report from key locations around the country.
Correspondents on-location on election night include:
Jeff Brown and Margaret Warner will be stationed at party headquarters in Washington, DC with the latest on the battle for control of Congress from the key partisan players.
Ray Suarez will travel to Nevada to cover the marquee Senate race between Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Sharron Angle.
Spencer Michels will report from California, covering the battle for the state's top job and the Senate race between Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina.
Kwame Holman will be reporting from the White House on President Obama and his administration's response to their big midterm exam.
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