African American Pundit's Top 10 Picks for Election Night Media Coverage 2012
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1. —CNN is activating a battalion for its coverage from its new Washington studio. Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper are the anchors, with 10 analysts lined up to deliver opinions. The network is also dispatching 29 reporters to 20 separate locations across the country, including five in Ohio and two in New Hampshire.
2. — The BBC's Bridget Kendall and James Naughtie will host America Decides, featuring a team of correspondents and experts from across the US. This will be on BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 from midnight GMT (1900 EST) on Tuesday night. And on BBC Radio 5live, Richard Bacon presents a special results programme between 2230 GMT and 0500 GMT, from Tampa, Florida. Political correspondent John Pienaar in Washington will explain what it all means for UK voters, while Stephen Nolan and Rhod Sharp also report from two crucial states.
3. — Black Media Outlet BET News— On Tuesday, November 6 Election Coverage Begins With 106 & Park At 6 PM ET, A Special Edition Of Don't Sleep! Hosted By T. J. Holmes At 10 PM ET/ 7 PM PT And The Premiere Of BET News' "BATTLEGROUND 2012: Vote Night," Anchored By Ed Gordon at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT For Round-the-clock Coverage On The Election Log On to BET.com's Politics-dedicated Page, BET.COM/VOTE2012
4. —Telemund Telemundo’s Election Day coverage (click the previous link for a Spanish-language release) begins on the network’s morning show, Un Nuevo Día, at 7am ET/PT. Noticias Telemundo will offer hourly news updates throughout the day, continuing through Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste (5pm ET/PT). Noticiero Telemundo con José Díaz-Balart (6:30pm ET) will broadcast live from New York City’s Rockefeller Center, and starting at 7pm ET/4pm PT, Telemundo will turn over completely to Decision 2012, Election Night, its live special prime time coverage from NBC’s new Democracy Plaza.
5.— Univisio Univision will kick off live Election Night coverage to Spanish speakers in the United States beginning at 7pm ET, continuing uninterruptedly until 3am ET, live from Miami. Noticiero Univision anchors Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas will lead a team of journalists and political analysts to offer Hispanic America detailed information on the presidential race, as well as other races taking place across the nation. The team will provide commentary and analysis of the voting process, state-by-state outcomes, key ballot issues and other topics of particular significance to Hispanic viewers.
6. — Free Speech TV 7pm ET: Democracy Now! 2012 Election Day Coverage. Amy Goodman and Juan González host the coverage, which includes live results as the polls close, reactions from across the globe, and in-depth analysis from a wide range of guests.
7. —Rachel Maddow is the star of MSNBC's show, with the rest of the network's prime-time team chiming in. Like big brother NBC, MSNBC's coverage will originate from the Democracy Plaza set at Rockefeller Center.
8. —PBS is offering online coverage all day Election Day, switching to TV in the evening. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will be co-anchors. PBS has its own team of historians, Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith, to take the big picture approach.
9. —NBC's Brian Williams is the sole returning anchor from past Election Nights among the top three networks. David Gregory and Savannah Guthrie will join him, with anchor emeritus Tom Brokaw talking about trends and history. Chuck Todd will fill the nuts-and-bolts-numbers role handled memorably by the late Tim Russert. NBC will live stream its coverage on various platforms, including Facebook.
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—Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos are ABC's anchor team, handling the job on Election Night for the first time. They have some big-name firepower: Barbara Walters is offering historical perspective and Katie Couric monitoring social media. A separate live stream, anchored by Dan Harris, will be shown on ABC and partner Yahoo!'s web sites. Clearly anticipating a late night, ABC has scheduled a special "Nightline" for 2:35 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
—Scott Pelley of CBS News will also be anchoring his first Election Night broadcast, with Bob Schieffer, Norah O'Donnell and John Dickerson will join him. Byron Pitts is monitoring congressional races, and Anthony Mason analyzing exit poll data.
—Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly are co-anchors for Fox News Channel's coverage, with analysis from Chris Wallace and Brit Hume. Bill O'Reilly and Greta Van Susteren will appear, the latter assigned to interview Sarah Palin throughout the evening. Fox also appears to be the only network with a reporter, Eric Shawn, assigned to cover voter fraud. The Fox broadcasting network airs separate coverage anchored by Shepard Smith. The Fox Business Network will also have its own coverage, anchored by Neil Cavuto with Stuart Varney and Lou Dobbs.
—Former Vice President Al Gore, the star of his own Election Night drama 12 years ago, will spend Tuesday leading Current's coverage, which also prominently features live Twitter streams.
—For those who want specific ideological filters, Glenn Beck is in charge of Election Night coverage on his website The Blaze, and The Daily Kos website is promoting its own radio commentary.
—Longtime CNN anchor Larry King will be on duty Election Night on the digital network Ora TV.