Tuesday, March 06, 2012

CNN's Coverage Of 'Super Tuesday'

CNN says it will provide extensive coverage of the Super Tuesday caucus and primary votes today. Full details from CNN's press release below.

CNN Press Release: CNN Anchors, Correspondents out in Full Force on Super Tuesday

Live Election Roundtable on CNN.com Kicks Off Coverage; Virtual Convention Floor Makes its Debut

As the proven destination for politics across all platforms, CNN plans extensive coverage of the Super Tuesday caucus and primary contests on March 6. Anchors Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, John King and Candy Crowley will headline the network’s America’s Choice 2012: Super Tuesday special programming from the CNN Election Center beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Gloria Borger and David Gergen, along with CNN political contributors Donna Brazile, Ari Fleischer, Hilary Rosen, Erick Erickson, Paul Begala and Alex Castellanos, will join the coverage to provide analysis and insight. Beginning at 1 a.m. on March 7, the network will air a live special edition of Anderson Cooper 360º.

“CNN will deploy more resources in the field to cover Super Tuesday than any other television network,” said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. “These contests will play a pivotal role in determining the direction of the rest of this campaign.”

CNN Election Roundtable

On CNN.com, viewers can join Wolf Blitzer, Gloria Borger, Jessica Yellin, Ari Fleischer and Donna Brazile to get an insider’s take on the 2012 presidential election. Users may register at CNN.com/roundtable for a 12 p.m. live virtual roundtable on Super Tuesday powered by Cisco's WebEx. The panel of political experts will address election centric questions from registered participants and CNN iReporters.

Technology and Social Media

Correspondent Tom Foreman will take viewers inside CNN’s new “virtual convention floor” on Tuesday evening. The virtual representation of the floor at the Republican National Convention will look ahead to the GOP gathering in Tampa less than six months from Super Tuesday to evaluate what is at stake in the race and provide visual delegate updates as they develop.

Anchor and chief national correspondent John King will utilize the “Magic Wall” to break down the Super Tuesday battlegrounds and analyze exit polling data.

To engage and comment on election news as it happens, users can view the CNN Politics Facebook page for political stories and photos of CNN’s favorite faces. On Twitter, users may follow @CNNPolitics for breaking developments and join the conversation by using hashtag #CNNElections. CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin will report live from the CNN Election Center on trends and conversation across social media.

CNN Anchor and Correspondent Deployments

CNN anchors and correspondents listed below will fan out from Alaska to Massachusetts and points in between for on-the-ground coverage of key states and races.

* Candy Crowley, anchor and chief political correspondent -Mitt Romney headquarters, Massachusetts
* Jim Acosta, national political correspondent -Rick Santorum headquarters, Ohio
* Joe Johns, senior correspondent - Newt Gingrich headquarters, Georgia
* Shannon Travis, political reporter - Ron Paul headquarters, Idaho
* Jessica Yellin, chief White House correspondent -The White House, Washington, D.C.
* Ali Velshi, anchor and chief business correspondent - Oklahoma City voting location
* Dana Bash, senior congressional correspondent - Ohio voting location
* Paul Steinhauser, political editor - Ohio voting location
* Mark Preston, political director - CNN Election Center
* Peter Hamby, political reporter-at-large - Nashville, Tennessee voting location
* David Mattingly, national correspondent - Georgia voting location
* Jim Spellman, all platform journalist - North Dakota caucus site
* Paul Vercammen, producer/reporter - Anchorage, Alaska caucus site
* Shawna Shepherd, campaign embed producer - Newt Gingrich headquarters, Georgia
* Rachel Streitfeld, campaign embed producer - Mitt Romney headquarters, Massachusetts
* Lisa Desjardins, CNN Radio Capitol Hill correspondent - Washington, D.C.
* Bob Costantini, CNN Radio Washington correspondent - Columbus, Ohio
* Edgar Treiguts, CNN Radio correspondent - Newt Gingrich headquarters, Georgia
* Steve Kastenbaum, CNN Radio correspondent - Mitt Romney headquarters, Massachusetts
* Adriana Hauser, CNN en Español correspondent - Mitt Romney headquarters, Massachusetts
* Ione Molinares, CNN en Español correspondent - Rick Santorum headquarters, Ohio
* Gustavo Valdes, CNN en Español all platform journalist - Newt Gingrich headquarters, Georgia
* Tory Dunnan, CNN Newsource “RunningMate” correspondent - Columbus, Ohio
* René Marsh, CNN Newsource national correspondent - Cobb County voting location

CNN Digital

The CNN Election Center will provide extensive coverage of the Super Tuesday states and will include live blogs and real-time results coverage.

CNN.com will live stream Super Tuesday coverage online, on CNN’s mobile website and across CNN's mobile apps. Users can visit the CNNPolitics.com, the online destination 2012 election-related news and analysis. Other online features include: GOP Delegate Calculator, CNN Electoral Map, 2012 Primary Caucus Calendar and an updated CNN Polling Center debuting Tuesday.

CNN en Español and CNN International

CNN en Español will offer extensive coverage of the Super Tuesday races, with anchors Juan Carlos López and Carlos Montero from Atlanta. Lopez and Montero will be joined by a panel of the network’s political contributors: Democratic strategist María Cardona, The George Washington University’s Roberto Izurieta and Republican strategist Juan Hernández. Programming will begin at 7 p.m. and will include guests and correspondents from Massachusetts, Ohio and Georgia.

CNN International will simulcast the domestic network’s Super Tuesday coverage beginning at 7 p.m.

CNN Radio

CNN Radio will provide comprehensive Super Tuesday coverage for its affiliates and digital distribution partners with correspondents and producers spread out though Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.

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