Election Night Coverage on All ABC News Platforms
Election Night coverage
launches on all platforms – the ABC Television Network, “ABC News Now,”
News Radio, and ABCNEWS.com – on November 2.
Peter Jennings will anchor comprehensive
coverage of election results and live reports from battleground states,
beginning with “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” at
on the ABC Television Network.
Mr. Jennings will be joined on the air by a
team of ABC News anchors, correspondents, and analysts including -
Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos
in New York
Morning America Weekend Edition” anchor Kate
Snow with developments in congressional and gubernatorial races
Jake Tapper monitoring voting
procedures and voter contact with “Ballot Watch” reports
News political director Mark Halperin and
polling director Gary Langer
News commentators Cokie Roberts, Fareed
Zakaria and George Will
Terry Moran live from Bush/Cheney 2004
headquarters in Washington, DC
Dean Reynolds live from Kerry/Edwards 2004
headquarters in Boston, MA
Bob Woodruff, Claire Shipman, Linda
Douglass, John Quinones, John Donvan,
and Tamala Edwards live from
historian Michael Beschloss in Washington,
and PBS anchor Tavis Smiley in Los Angeles
News’ “Ballot Watch” will focus on voting
mistakes, errors, or practices which may affect the outcome of the
race. A regular report on all broadcasts,
this intensive effort will follow casting and counting issues as many
introduce new absentee ballot casting measures, early voting, and
voting machines. ABC News encourages
citizens to relay information on the mechanics of voting and voter
e-mailing the ABC News Political Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
addition to this extensive coverage on November 2, “World News
Tonight with Peter Jennings” and “Nightline” will dedicate
the majority of their broadcasts to
election issues and political news of the day Monday, October 25
Monday, November 1. ABC News’ latest tracking poll finds 95% of
voters say they are closely following the race - these newscasts will
the political twists and turns of the final days leading to November
2. Beginning at ,
“Good Morning America”
bring viewers complete coverage of Election Day, with live reports from
battleground states and polling places.
“Good Morning America”
will follow up with a live wrap
up of results from across the country and reaction from the campaigns
Wednesday, November 3.
News Now” will produce extensive political news programming throughout
Day. Chris Cuomo and Michel
Martin in Washington, DC
Sreenivasan in New York
will anchor primetime coverage of
election results. David Kerley and Don Dahler
will anchor early coverage. They will be
joined on the air by correspondents John
Yang, Jon Karl, and Karen Travers in Washington,
DC and Dan Harris and Ed
“ABC News Now” will also turn to three university campuses - ColumbiaUniversity, GeorgeWashingtonUniversity,
and UCLA - for the perspective of
young voters, the target of unprecedented get out the vote campaigns
affiliate stations in Ohio,
and Michigan will
provide live reports of the
presidential race in their district on “ABC News Now.” During
scheduled station breaks on the
television network, some viewers will see “ABC News Now” coverage if
opt to defer airing local news.
News Now” is currently available to 65% of the country via digital
from numerous ABC affiliates, including all 10 Owned Stations.
Many affiliates have also arranged for
carriage on digital cable through local cable operators. “ABC
News Now” is available with a
subscription to ABC News On Demand or RealNetworksSuperPass, to AOL members,
Comcast.net, SBC Yahoo! DSL, and BellSouth FastAccess DSL
customers. “ABC News Now” is channel 5 on MobiTV, the
world’s first live television network for mobile phones, currently
Sprint PCS Vision™ customers and AT&T Wireless mMode™ subscribers.
Sam Donaldson and Gil Gross will anchor ABC News Radio
coverage from New York.
Correspondents Ann Compton
and Jim Ryan will be with the Bush campaign.
Correspondents Bob Schmidt
and Aaron Katersky will be with the
Kerry campaign. National correspondent Jim Hickey and
correspondent Andrew Colton will report from the
battleground states of Ohio
ABC News Radio will produce a one hour special on Monday, November 1
previewing election issues and a second one hour special on Wednesday,
3 reviewing election results.
which recently unveiled a fresh, more user-friendly design, will
provide up to
the minute results when the polls close.
Users can choose to track as many as a dozen races at once by
customizing the elections results page.
NewsOne/ABSAT correspondents Heather
Cabot, Eric Horng, Lauren Rogers, and Nancy
Weiner will provide live reports for ABC News clients and
affiliates from Washington, DC
and Boston, MA.
Keith Garvin will report from
NewsOne/ABSAT is the newsfeed service of ABC News.