PBS ‘NewsHour’ and Jim Lehrer Embracing Internet in Major Way For Election Night Coverage

Oct 22, 2010  •  Post A Comment

PBS’s "NewsHour" will be embracing a huge multiplatform approach for its election night coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 2, the program has announced.

According to the announcement, "NewsHour’s" special election coverage on Nov. 2 includes:

1) Live video stream of "NewsHour" election coverage.

2) Election night LIVE webcast special airing 10 p.m.-11 p.m. and a special broadcast 11 p.m.-midnight on-air and online, both hosted by Jim Lehrer.

3) Live blog with up-to-the-minute updates on key races, video of key speeches and analysis by "NewsHour" regulars and dispatches from local PBS stations.

4) Video features will also include a midterm election highlights mash-up video.

5) A special results page will house live AP results data and feature the Patchwork Nation map and graphics that demonstrate any shifts in balance of power, among other features.

6) A social media stream highlighting people’s election comments on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and AIM as well as comments by political analysts selected by the "NewsHour" staff.


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