May 5, 2008
Contact:
Leah Yoon, NPR

   

NPR NEWS “ELECTION 2008” OFFERS
LIVE ON-AIR AND ONLINE COVERAGE
OF THE MAY 6 PRIMARIES

COVERAGE BEGINS 7:00PM (ET)

Michele Norris and Melissa Block Anchor;
Reporters in Key Primary States and with Candidates

One-Hour Live Call-In Special
with Talk of the Nation Host Neal Conan
Begins at 10:00PM (ET)


Washington, D.C.; May 5, 2008; – NPR News will offer live comprehensive broadcast and webcast coverage of the North Carolina and Indiana primaries starting tomorrow at 7:00 PM (ET) with NPR newsmagazine All Things Considered hosts Michele Norris and Melissa Block as anchors. The special is slated to conclude at 11:00 PM (ET). In the 10:00PM (ET) hour, a one-hour call-in special hosted by Neal Conan will give listeners a chance to react and discuss the evening’s results. Questions can be submitted by calling 800-989-8255 or through email talk@npr.org.

NPR News coverage will air on NPR Member stations around the country. It can also be streamed free and live from www.NPR.org as well as from the websites of many stations.

Norris and Block are hosts of the NPR newsmagazine All Things Considered. Reporting from North Carolina and Indiana and traveling with the candidates are NPR News Correspondents Don Gonyea, David Greene and Scott Horsley. Providing analysis will be NPR News Washington editors Ron Elving and Ken Rudin, NPR’s National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, E.J. Dionne, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and columnist for the Washington Post and Andy Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center.

The May 7 edition of NPR News' Talk of the Nation program will air from 2:00-3:00 PM (ET) and offer additional reaction and analysis of Tuesday’s results in the North Carolina and Indiana Primaries.

The North Carolina and Indiana primary special follows 21 hours of NPR News "Election 2008" special election programming to date.

NPR News and NPR.org are offering extensive journalism and information about the presidential race. At NPR.org, the NPR-The NewsHour Interactive Map – co-produced by NPR and PBS’ the Online NewsHour – provides in-depth election news and features aggregated from resources across public media, including extensive contributions from 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. Also part of the NPR News “Election 2008” coverage and partner with NPR Member stations, is www.NPR.org/GetMyVote, a project that encourages Americans to reflect on how their life experiences shape their political values, actions and ideas. In an election process often focused on personalities and polls, Get My Vote invites audiences to speak out on the political issues and aspirations that matter to them most.