Thursday, May 15, 2008

CNN to Offer Unmatched Kentucky and Oregon Primary Coverage

CNN Pressroom - CNN’s political team will report live from the CNN Election Center and across Kentucky and Oregon as returns from those key states come in on Tuesday, May 20. CNN correspondents and analysts will be on-hand throughout the day to report the results and what it means for Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

CNN’s special prime-time programming will begin at 7 p.m., following wall-to-wall politics on The Situation Room, and will run late into the night. Lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer will direct the coverage and will be joined by anchors Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper and Lou Dobbs. CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien and senior political analyst Bill Schneider will review exit poll data. Chief national correspondent John King will again provide in-depth, Kentucky- and Oregon-specific data and analysis using the CNN “multi-touch” board, which makes complex demographic and delegate data more understandable and accessible.

The coverage will lead into a special edition of Larry King Live at midnight hosted by Larry King. American Morning with John Roberts and Kyra Phillips will be live the following morning at a special time from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

In the lead-up to Tuesday, CNN’s correspondents are traveling across Kentucky and Oregon to cover the race. Candy Crowley, Suzanne Malveaux and Jessica Yellin are covering Clinton and Obama as they make their last-minute appeals to the voters. Jim Acosta and Dan Lothian will provide live reports from the trail, and Dana Bash will be covering Sen. John McCain.

Gloria Borger, senior political analyst; David Gergen, senior political analyst; and Jeff Toobin, legal analyst, will be on-hand with their insights. CNN’s nationally known contributors, Paul Begala, Bill Bennett, Donna Brazile and Roland Martin, will provide commentary, as will CNN’s newest political contributor Tony Snow. Also joining them will be commentators Alex Castellanos, Leslie Sanchez and Jamal Simmons.

Additionally, the CNN Election Express bus will make its way through Kentucky and remain in Frankfort, Ky., for the primary. Ballot Bowl will air live from that state and Oregon over the weekend.

CNN will offer up-to-the minute reporting and analysis at and on the CNN Political Ticker at Live will provide coverage of the primary results starting at 7 p.m.

CNN Radio correspondent Ed McCarthy will anchor regular live special reports on May 20 from 6:15 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. CNN Radio correspondent Lisa Desjardins, reporting from Oregon will offer first-hand observations for the network and for affiliates worldwide. CNN Newsource will provide its affiliates access to on-site reports from RunningMate correspondent Samantha Hayes.

Each month in 2008, CNN Student News will be “Talking Democracy” by introducing an election-year topic in the show and online. From caucus to convention and primary to poll, CNN Student News will break down these election-year concepts. Teachers, parents and students can find the CNN Student News program and its curriculum materials online at and on Headline News from Monday through Friday at 4 a.m. (ET).
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be watching. Tuesday should
be very interesting.

2:10 PM  

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