June 3, 2008
Contact:
Leah Yoon, NPR

   

NPR NEWS “ELECTION 2008” OFFERS LIVE ON-AIR AND ONLINE
COVERAGE OF THE JUNE 3 PRIMARIES

Coverage Begins 9:00PM (ET)

Robert Siegel 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)


June 2, 2008; Washington, D.C. – NPR News will offer live comprehensive broadcast and webcast coverage of the South Dakota and Montana primaries starting June 3 at 9:00 PM (ET) with NPR newsmagazine All Things Considered co-host Robert Siegel anchoring. The special is slated to conclude at 11:00 PM (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.

Reporting from Minnesota, New York and New Orleans and traveling with the candidates are NPR News Correspondents Don Gonyea, David Greene and Scott Horsley. Providing analysis will be NPR News Washington editor Ron Elving, NPR’s National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, E.J. Dionne, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and columnist for the Washington Post, associate editor at The Weekly Standard Matt Continetti and Andy Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center. Matt Continetti, associate editor at The Weekly Standard.

The South Dakota and Montana primary special follows 30 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.