April 21, 2008
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Leah Yoon, NPR
Laura Perloff, NPR
   

NPR NEWS’ “ELECTION 2008” OFFERS LIVE
ON-AIR AND ONLINE COVERAGE
OF PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARIES, APRIL 22

COVERAGE BEGINS 8:00PM (ET)

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block Anchor


April 21, 2008; Washington, DC – NPR News will feature two consecutive hours of Pennsylvania primaries coverage on Tuesday, April 22 from 8:00-10:00PM (ET) with NPR newsmagazine All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block as anchors. The programming will be available on-air on NPR Member stations around the country and online through live streaming on NPR.org.

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block, hosts of All Things Considered, will anchor from NPR News headquarters in Washington, D.C., devoting 9:00-10:00PM (ET) exclusively to coverage of the primaries. While reporting the results from Pennsylvania, the coverage will also be looking ahead to the primaries in North Carolina and Indiana.

Joining the hosts will be NPR White House correspondents Don Gonyea, with the Obama campaign and David Greene, with the Clinton campaign. NPR News Washington editor Ron Elving and National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson will be providing analysis of the race.

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.