NPR NEWS TO OFFER EXTENSIVE LIVE ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE
ON-AIR, FROM 8PM-1AM (ET), ONLINE AND ON TELEVISION, FROM 7PM-1AM (ET)
NPR "2014 Election Party" App Sets the Tone for Election Night T.V.
October 29, 2014; Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, give the cable box a break and gather friends to watch NPR's live midterm elections coverage, from around the tube. That's right: NPR News is centralizing its on-air and online election special in an expanded version built for television and optimized for Google Chromecast. All of NPR's on-air coverage will also be available by live stream at NPR.org and live blogging, photos and more will be available via nprpolitics.tumblr.com/.
NPR's election night on-air special will air on NPR Member Stations across the country; for local stations and broadcast times, visit www.NPR.org/stations. On-air coverage will also be streamed live at www.NPR.org and be available on NPR's mobile apps and mobile web. Frequent updates and newscasts will also be available via NPR One.
Ahead of election night, extend NPR's custom invitation to friends and political foes, alike, to rally with NPR for a "2014 Election Party" around midterm elections news heard live and viewed on-screen from the haunt of your choice. Beginning on Tuesday at 7:00 PM (ET) when the first polls close, switch on the TV or computer, localize coverage by state and stream birds-eye-view results from ballot measures, congressional and gubernatorial races, along with live blogging and social media posts. The stream, which will be set to the sounds of NPR's on-air reports and analysis from Washington, D.C. and ten key states that could swing the political pendulum, will be available on computer screens and optimized for Google Chromecast.
Beginning at 8:00 PM (ET), NPR All Things Considered hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block will guide five hours of election night broadcast coverage from NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. Along with deep insight provided by NPR host Michel Martin from Atlanta, Georgia, NPR journalists will report from campaign headquarters and politically strategic states across the country, including NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith from New Hampshire, national political correspondent Don Gonyea from Iowa, congressional reporter Ailsa Chang from Kentucky, and others from Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina. Throughout the evening, members of the NPR election unit will live blog race results, analysis, photos and more at the NPRPolitics tumblr page, from which key posts will feed directly to the "2014 Election Party" stream.
Joining the hosts from Washington to provide key analysis will be members of NPR's Washington desk, including national political correspondent Mara Liasson, politics editor Charles Mahtesian and senior Washington correspondent Ron Elving, along with E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Anna Greenberg, senior vice president for Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review senior editor and Bloomberg View columnist, and Kristen Soltis-Anderson, co-founder of Echelon Insights and columnist for The Daily Beast.
Party on, Melissa. Party on, Robert.
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