May 19, 2008
Contact:
Leah Yoon, NPR

   

NPR NEWS “ELECTION 2008” OFFERS LIVE ON-AIR AND ONLINE
COVERAGE OF THE MAY 20 PRIMARIES

Coverage Begins 7:00PM (ET)

Michele Norris Anchors;
Reporters in Key Primary States and with Candidates

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


May 19, 2008; Washington, D.C. – NPR News will offer live comprehensive broadcast and webcast coverage of the Kentucky and Oregon primaries starting tomorrow at 7:00 PM (ET) with NPR newsmagazine All Things Considered co-host Michele Norris anchoring. The special is slated to conclude at midnight (ET). In the 10:00PM (ET) hour, a two-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.

NPR News Correspondent David Greene will be reporting from Kentucky and traveling with the Clinton campaign and Don Gonyea will be reporting from Iowa where the Obama campaign will be that night. 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 Associate Editor of the Weekly Standard Matt Continetti.

The May 21 edition of NPR News' Morning Edition program will offer additional reaction and analysis of Tuesday’s results in the Kentucky and Oregon Primaries.

The May 20 primary special follows 25 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.