Monday, February 4, 2008
Super Tuesday: Election Coverage
For a majority of the country, Tuesday is election day. 22 states are holding primaries or caucuses in the race to become a party's presidential candidate. The day is described as a "make it or break it" event for campaigns all across the board. And with no clear front-runners on the Republican side and a bitter rivalry between the two front contenders on the Democratic side, this is one exciting, unpredictable election to watch. Even though Michigan held their primary already (even if our delegates will count or not), the results of "Super Tuesday" will be exciting to watch. Here are what the news outlets are planning for coverage:
NBC - NBC will have the shortest election special, from 10-11pm ET. Brian Williams, Tim Russert and Tom Brokaw will all anchor, with Ann Curry giving exit poll results. Williams will also be anchoring a one-hour edition of Nightly News at 6:30pm ET.
ABC - Live coverage begins at 8pm ET with Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos. Kate Snow, Cynthia McFadden and others will contribute throughout the night.
CBS - Coverage begins at 9pm ET with Katie Couric, Bob Schieffer and Jeff Greenfield. Scott Pelley, Anthony Mason and others will give news and insight throughout the night.
FOX - No election coverage; new editions of American Idol and House will air.
PBS - Jim Leher hosts coverage from 10pm until midnight.
The CW - Just kidding.
FOX News Channel - Nighttime programming will be hosted by Brit Hume, accompanied by Chris Wallace, Martha MacCallum, Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer, with their team of Washington correspondents reporting in throughout the night.
CNN - Wolf Blitzer will anchor along with Lou Dobbs, Anderson Cooper, Soledad O'Brian and John King, plus the DC team. Larry King will also anchor coverage at midnight. Expect CNN's pop-up graphics to make an appearance once again throughout the night. Bill Schneider will be reviewing polling data.
CNN Headline News - Glenn Beck and Richelle Carry will offer insight and news from the campaign trail. At 11pm, the Showbiz Tonight team will take a look at the elections from Hollywood's eyes.
MSNBC - Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann will be anchoring from 6pm until 2am. Brian Williams, Tim Russert and Tom Brokaw, Lester Holt, David Gregory and Chuck Todd will also be stopping by for insight and analysis.
CNBC - Coverage from 7 until 9 from Larry Kudlow, getting reaction from the markets on the results.
MTV - Reports from "citizen journalist" will bring updates throughout regular programming during the night.