January 2, 2008
Contact:
Leah Yoon, NPR

   

NPR NEWS TO OFFER EIGHT CONSECUTIVE HOURS
OF LIVE IOWA CAUCUS COVERAGE, JANUARY 3
BEGINNING 4:00PM (ET), ON-AIR AND AT NPR.ORG

ROBERT SIEGEL HOSTS WITH MELISSA BLOCK;
NINE NPR NEWS CORRESPONDENTS REPORTING ON-LOCATION



January 2, 2007; Washington, DC – NPR News will produce eight live consecutive hours of Iowa Caucus coverage on Thursday, January 3. The programming will be available on-air on NPR Member stations around the country and online through live streaming on NPR.org.

Robert Siegel, senior host of All Things Considered, will anchor from NPR News headquarters in Washington, D.C. beginning at 4:00PM (ET), with All Things Considered host Melissa Block joining him at 6:00PM (ET).

Nine NPR journalists will be filing from Iowa and New Hampshire. Don Gonyea, David Greene, Ina Jaffe, Scott Horsley and David Welna will be reporting on campaigns in Iowa; Linda Wertheimer will be at a Caucus voting site; Mara Liasson will be at the Des Moines Convention Center, where the Caucus results will be tallied; and Audie Cornish and Robert Smith will be in New Hampshire.

The online NPR-The NewsHour Interactive Map will feature realtime voting results and additional news and features: www.npr.org/templates/topics/topic.php?topicId=1102#/primaries/

Co-produced by NPR and PBS’ the Online NewsHour, the map offers in-depth information aggregated from resources across public broadcasting, with content from NPR, the Online NewsHour and both NPR and PBS Member stations. The map also provides a calendar of the primaries, historical voting information for each state and links to state-by-state local stories through Member stations’ websites.