August 14, 2012
Contact:
Cara Philbin, NPR


   

NPR NEWS ELECTION 2012 PROVIDES EXTENSIVE LIVE COVERAGE
ON-AIR AND ONLINE OF REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC
NATIONAL CONVENTIONS

NIGHTLY SPECIALS FROM CONVENTION HALLS
AUGUST 27-30 AND SEPTEMBER 4-6

NPR News will continue its extensive multimedia coverage of Election 2012 with live broadcasts and online coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, from August 27-30, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, from September 4-6.

During the conventions, NPR's Election 2012 team will offer in-depth news, interviews and analysis across all of NPR's newsmagazines and streamed live at www.NPR.org and on mobile. Coverage will air on NPR Member stations across the country; for local stations and broadcast times, visit www.NPR.org/stations.

NPR News' coverage of the conventions will include:
  • Live Nightly Specials: Hosted by National Desk correspondent Jennifer Ludden, live, nightly specials featuring key speeches, newsmaker interviews and analysis of the day's events will be the cornerstone of NPR's coverage. The specials will air August 27-30 and September 4-6 from 8PM to 11PM (ET), or until the events of each evening conclude.

  • Election 2012 Team: Joining Ludden will be members of NPR News' Election 2012 team. Senior Washington editor Ron Elving and National Political correspondent Mara Liasson will provide analysis on newsmaker speeches and in-depth features coverage; National Desk correspondent Debbie Elliott and reporters Jeff Brady and Sonari Glinton will offer conversations with delegates from the convention floors. White House correspondents Ari Shapiro and Scott Horsley will report from the Romney and Obama campaigns, respectively.

  • NPR Newsmagazine Coverage: Convention news, interviews and analysis will air across all of NPR's newsmagazines and talk programs. In addition, All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish will report from both conventions for the program. NPR's Election 2012 team along with correspondents Greg Allen, Cheryl Corley and Ted Robbins will also provide convention coverage for All Things Considered and Morning Edition.
  • NPR.org, the first-stop for original reports, live blogging and special series about the 2012 election, will live-stream the nightly specials and offer additional convention coverage on the It's All Politics blog, including:
  • Newsmaker interviews, party politics and profiles of key players.

  • Previews and analysis of each day's events from bloggers Mark Memmott, Eyder Peralta, Liz Halloran and Alan Greenblatt.

  • A live chat with lead blogger Frank James, and check-ins with elections editor Neal Carruth, throughout the nightly specials.

  • Early morning analysis of upcoming events and late night "best-of" round ups from Memmott, Peralta and Elving.
  • NPR's extensive coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions follows months of reporting on the 2012 presidential election across all NPR programs, at NPR.org and on mobile. All reporting is aggregated at the "Election 2012" hub: from hours of live, special coverage of the primaries and caucuses; to the series "The Swing State Project," examining how national politics has shaped the political climates of the states crucial to this election; to the "Money & Politics" page, exploring the extent to which money influences elections and policy. NPR News will continue to offer original reports and information on the presidential race through Election Day, with live coverage on November 6, 2012, to be announced.