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PBS NewsHour Plans Multiplatform Election Coverage for Election Day.

10 pm ET -- Innovative Live Interactive Special Election Webcast Hosted by Jim Lehrer in Partnership with Ustream 11 pm ET -- 1-hour Live Special Broadcast Hosted by Jim Lehrer Airs on PBS and Simulcast Online (Arlington, VA) When voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2010 midterm elections, they may make history by voting for a big change in the federal government for the third consecutive election. Majority control of the US Congress hangs in the balance. In addition to coverage on the PBS NewsHour, Jim Lehrer will anchor a PBS special broadcast on election night, Tuesday, November 2, 2010, from 11pm -- midnight. The PBS NewsHour Political Team -- Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian will report the evening's events from the NewsHour studio together with NewsHour's regular political analysts, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times Columnist David Brooks, as well as Stuart Rothenberg, editor of the Rothenberg Political Report. Hari Sreenivasan will be in the newsroom reporting election results as they come in and NewsHour Correspondents will report from key locations around the country. Correspondents on-location on election night include: Jeff Brown will be stationed at party headquarters in Washington, DC with the latest on the battle for control of Congress from the key partisan players. Ray Suarez will travel to Nevada to cover the marquee Senate race between Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Sharron Angle. Spencer Michels will report from California, covering the battle for the state's top job and the Senate race between Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina. Kwame Holman will be reporting from the White House on President Obama and his administration's response to their big midterm exam. ONLINE PBS NewsHour ( www.pbs.org/newshour ) is partnering with Ustream to provide LIVE election coverage online beginning at 10pm and continuing into the early morning. Throughout the evening, up-to-the-minute online video, maps, and interactive graphics will help viewers to make sense of the results and navigate the shifting political landscape. NewsHour's special election coverage on November 2 includes: Live video stream of NewsHour election coverage Election night LIVE webcast special airing 10pm-11pm and a special broadcast 11pm-12am on-air and online, both hosted by Jim Lehrer Live blog with up-to-the-minute updates on key races, video of key speeches and analysis of trusted NewsHour regulars and dispatches from local PBS stations iPhone app -- Follow PBS NewsHour's election coverage on the go by downloading our new iPhone app. Video features will also include a midterm election video highlight reel Special results page will house live AP results data and feature the Patchwork Nation map and graphics that demonstrate any shifts in balance of power, among other features Social media stream highlighting people's election comments on Twitter and Facebook as well comments by political analysts selected by the NewsHour staff. Find our coverage on http://newshour.pbs.org
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