For immediate release
October 30, 1998
NPR COVERS ELECTION NIGHT ACROSS AMERICA
In-Depth News and Analysis Featured On Air and Online
WASHINGTON, DC - National Public Radio will provide listeners with live coverage of the results of congressional and gubernatorial elections in a special broadcast, Election '98, beginning at 8:00 pm ET on November 3. The broadcast will last until 1:00 am ET. The election night special will feature NPR correspondents from around the country. They will provide up-to-the-minute results and in-depth analysis on key races and trends in the election. (Please check with your local NPR station to confirm broadcast time and availability.)
Live Election Special: The special will be hosted by All Things Considered's® Linda Wertheimer and Robert Siegel from Studio 4-A, NPR's election headquarters in Washington. They will be joined by NPR's senior political analyst Daniel Schorr and chief political analyst Elizabeth Arnold, as well as Phil Duncan of Congressional Quarterly.
Live Web Simulcast: For the first time, NPR member stations broadcasting the coverage will be able to simulcast the special on their Web sites. Live audio will also be available at www.npr.org. Also at the NPR site, listeners will be able to share their ideas about the 1998 campaigns on real-time, interactive discussion boards. In addition, NPR Online will offer "Quick Results" - election returns that will be posted as soon as races are called on the air.
Live Chat on Yahoo: At 9:00 pm ET, Ray Suarez, host of NPR's afternoon call-in program Talk of the Nation®, will host an NPR chat about the elections on Yahoo. The chat with Suarez can also be reached via www.npr.org and at chat.yahoo.com..
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