CBS News to Deliver Seven Hours of Election Night Coverage

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November 2nd, 2012

via press release:

THE MOST EXPERIENCED TEAM OF POLITICAL JOURNALISTS IN BROADCAST NEWS WILL DELIVER SEVEN HOURS OF DIVISION-WIDE, MULTI-PLATFORM ORIGINAL REPORTING FROM EIGHT STUDIOS AND THREE STATE-OF-THE-ART CONTROL ROOMS ON ELECTION NIGHT TUESDAY, NOV. 6 (7:00 PM-2:00 AM, ET) ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

SCOTT PELLEY WILL LEAD CBS NEWS’ 2012 ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE FROM THE LEGENDARY CBS BROADCAST CENTER

CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley will lead CBS News’ seven hours of division-wide, multi-platform original reporting on Election Night 2012 Tuesday, Nov. 6 (7:00 PM-2:00 AM, ET) from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

 

CBS News will deliver up-to-the-minute original reporting on television, radio, online and mobile devices using the full force of the division’s journalists and the latest, easy-to-understand integrated graphics and virtual storytelling tools. Election night projections will be made by the CBS News Election Desk.

 

The CBS News team will use eight studios and three state-of-the-art control rooms at the CBS Broadcast Center for the coverage. Pelley will be joined in Studio 47 by the most experienced team of political reporters in broadcast journalism, including Chief Washington Correspondent and FACE THE NATION Anchor Bob Schieffer, CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Norah O’Donnell and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson. In addition, CBS News correspondents will report live from around the country, including the key battleground states.

 

Byron Pitts will report from 60 Minutes’ Studio 33 and use virtual reality models of the House and Senate to explain the impact key races.

 

Anthony Mason will report from CBS THIS MORNING’s Studio 57, where he’ll deliver exit polling data on the race using fully augmented reality on-screen graphics. Mason will provide context for exit poll data in an effort to explain how and why people voted the way they did.

 

In the field, CBS News will have correspondents and video journalists delivering breaking news from around the country.

 

Jan Crawford will report from Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters in Boston, Mass., while Nancy Cordes will be in President Barack Obama’s Chicago, Ill., headquarters.

 
  • justin

    7 hours is way to much. this election will be called early for romney after obama loses ohio

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Oh shut up justin. We don’t need political comments here. Especially misguided ones

  • Joseph

    Usually, Election night coverage runs until 2 A.M. EST since that’s 11 P.M. PST.

    Otherwise, West Coast stations would have to fill time with something from whenever the coverage ends to the start of their late local news at 11 P.M. PST.

    Of course, local election coverage could be broadcast in some areas, but what about West Coast markets where all the races are decided by 10 P.M. PST??

    If the election is as close as some experts think it could be, viewers expecting to see “CBS News This Morning” at 7 A.M. EST may instead see an increasingly tired Scott Pelley!

  • andy

    NBC & ABC are both doing 7+ hours of coverage as well.

    They break at 11 for the Local news (although that’ll be all about the election as well) and then return about 11:30 with continuing coverage. In fact NBC is evening going to 3 in the morning so that’s about 8 hours.

  • Ultima

    @Justin
    7 hours is way to much. this election will be called early for romney after obama loses ohio

    While that is likely, they can spend the remaining time on U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races.

    And as was already noted, the seven-hour broadcast is so that they can cover primetime on both coasts.

  • justin

    Thanks, Ultima. With all the hype surrounding the pres. election, I did overlook all the other races. I think the race will be called for pres. @ 9-10pm est.

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