Sundance Now’s Highly Anticipated New Political Drama “Total Control” Exclusive U.S. Premiere





Sundance Now’s Highly Anticipated New Political Drama “Total Control” Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Sundance Now on Thursday, December 17, 2020
Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman star in the six-part drama series.
[via press release from SundanceTV]
Co-created by and starring Oscar(R)-nominated actress Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters, Dead Lucky) as well as AACTA winner Deborah Mailman (Jack Irish, Mystery Road)

“Illuminating and inspiring” – The Australian

“Mailman is superb” – The Guardian

“The only new TV show to watch… an impressive ensemble cast… paired with a cutting and topical script, this is a series that secures a spot as one of the best Australian offerings of the year” – Mamamia.com.au

“Terrific” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“One of the strongest opening hours of TV I have seen in years… some of the most powerful acting I have seen in a long time. Make sure you check it out” – TL;DR Reviews

Sundance Now’s Highly Anticipated New Political Drama

TOTAL CONTROL

Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Sundance Now on Thursday, December 17, 2020

With a new episode available every following Thursday

Winner of 3 AACTA Awards for Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama (Mailman) and Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama (Griffiths)

Featuring the award-winning performances by Oscar(R)-nominated actress Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under, Brothers and Sisters, Dead Lucky) and AACTA winner Deborah Mailman (Jack Irish, Mystery Road), this gripping new political drama makes its highly anticipated U.S. premiere on AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now. Co-created by Rachel Griffiths and directed by Rachel Perkins (Mystery Road), this 6-part drama will be available to stream exclusively on Sundance Now, including the Sundance Now offering within the AMC+ bundle, beginning Thursday, December 17, 2020 with a new episode available every following Thursday. Sundance Now is AMC Networks’ premiere streaming service for engrossing true crime, heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world.

Indigenous woman Alex Irving (Mailman) walks out of the offices of the Magistrates Court and becomes a national hero. A domestic abuser has gone rogue with a gun and Alex happens to be there at exactly the wrong time. When Alex drags a woman to safety and ends up facing the gunman down, the footage of her insanely brave actions goes viral. Everyone sees it. Everyone wants to know who she is, especially the nation’s Prime Minister. Rachel Anderson (Griffiths) is the country’s Prime Minister and her coalition government is riven with infighting, besieged by opposition attacks and bad press. She needs something from left field to save the party and her career. So, when some of Alex’s social media postings come to light, suggesting her politics might mesh with those of the government, the PM overrides her party and drafts Alex into the Senate.

Total Control is a story of ambition betrayal and treachery. It is about one woman, marginalized through the color of her skin, the desperate history of her people, her gender and her class, navigating her way to real power. Also starring Harry Richardson (Dunkirk, Poldark), Celia Ireland (Wentworth), David Roberts (Bad Mothers, The Matrix Reloaded) and Aaron Pedersen (Mystery Road).

Exclusive Premiere: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Episodes: 6 (A new ep available every Thursday)

From AMC Networks, Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas and fiercely intelligent thrillers from around the world, all streaming commercial-free. Exclusive new programs are added every week. Sundance Now has exclusively premiered several distinctive, critically acclaimed Sundance Now Original Series, including supernatural thriller A Discovery of Witches starring Matthew Goode and Theresa Palmer; glamourous thriller Riviera starring Julia Stiles; critically acclaimed French spy thriller crime drama The Bureau; and Swedish period drama The Restaurant, as well as Sundance Now Exclusives, such as British true crime thriller Des starring David Tennant; Australian drama Upright starring Tim Minchin; Nordic drama Sanctuary; Australian psychological thriller The Secrets She Keeps, British psychological drama Cheat; Australian drama Bad Mothers; Nordic noir thriller Wisting and British thriller The Cry starring Jenna Coleman; as well as streaming exclusives, including Emmy-winner State of the Union starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd; British thriller Liar starring Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffudd; and riveting true crime series The Suspect, The Dakota Entrapment Tapes, The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park, No One Saw a Thing and Killing for Love with Amanda Knox’s podcast. Sundance Now can be enjoyed for $6.99/month or $4.99/month with an annual membership. No cable subscription is needed. Facebook: @SundanceNow – Twitter: @sundance_now

AMC+ is the company’s new premium subscription bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Comcast Xfinity, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Orphan Black, Portlandia, The Salisbury Poisonings, Gangs of London, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.



ABC News Slots Additional Election 2020 Coverage Beginning Tonight





ABC News Slots Additional Election 2020 Coverage Beginning Tonight at 10/9c
The one-hour telecast will replace a previously planned encore of “The Good Doctor.”



ABC News Announces Special Coverage of 2020 Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3





ABC News Announces Special Coverage of 2020 Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3
ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL COVERAGE OF 2020 ELECTION DAY ON

TUESDAY, NOV. 3

Coverage Kicks Off on ABC at 7:00 p.m. EST Featuring ABC News’ Powerhouse Political Team Reporting From Across the Country

ABC News Live’s Streaming Coverage Begins at 7:00 a.m. EST as Polls Begin to Open

ABC News today announced special primetime coverage of 2020 Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST on ABC. Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead coverage from New York City joined by “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, “ABC News Live Prime” anchor Linsey Davis, and ABC News’ powerhouse political team reporting and providing analysis on the presidential election, the Senate, House of Representatives and gubernatorial races across the country and the balance of power. The team will cover the latest voting results, including the status of absentee, mail-in and early voting, as well as polling, candidates and voter reactions on the issues. ABC News Live will begin coverage at 7:00 a.m. EST on the network’s streaming news channel as polls start to open.

ABC News’ powerhouse political team features chief White House correspondent and “This Week” co-anchor Jonathan Karl, senior congressional correspondent and lead campaign correspondent Mary Bruce, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, chief global affairs correspondent and “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz, senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, “World News Tonight” weekend anchor and chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas, senior national correspondent Terry Moran, White House correspondent Rachel Scott, correspondent Trevor Ault, FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver, special correspondent Matthew Dowd, chief legal analyst Dan Abrams, political director Rick Klein, deputy political director MaryAlice Parks and contributors Chris Christie, Yvette Simpson, Rahm Emanuel, Heidi Heitkamp, Kate Shaw and Sara Fagen. Chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis will report on the latest developments regarding the economy, and chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton will report on healthcare and COVID-19.

ABC News will provide on-the-ground coverage reporting on battleground states and competitive races across America with “Nightline” co-anchor Byron Pitts, “Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang, “GMA3: What You Need To Know” co-anchor T.J. Holmes, “Good Morning America” weekend co-anchor Eva Pilgrim, “Good Morning America” weekend co-anchor Whit Johnson, chief national correspondent Matt Gutman, transportation correspondent Gio Benitez, and correspondents Deborah Roberts, Victor Oquendo, Stephanie Ramos, Alex Perez, Adrienne Bankert, Marcus Moore, Janai Norman, Kayna Whitworth and Kaylee Hartung.

ABC News Live will kick off live, around-the-clock Election Day coverage when the country’s first polls begin to open at 7:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The streaming news channel will join forces in primetime with ABC News and then continue streaming breaking news and election results overnight as vote counting continues. As Americans wake up on Wednesday, Nov. 4, ABC News Live will continue with live coverage at 7:00 a.m. EST with the latest news, results and analysis. On both days, anchor Diane Macedo and correspondent Kyra Philips will lead the streaming news channel’s live daytime and afternoon coverage, respectively, with live updates from correspondents across the country providing viewers with the latest news, context and analysis on the top events and voter issues. Throughout Election Day, the streaming news channel will present special half-hour issue-based discussions with voters from around the country. Holmes will moderate a discussion on the racial reckoning in America. “GMA3: What You Need to Know” co-anchor Amy Robach and Dr. Ashton will moderate a conversation on COVID-19 and healthcare. Raddatz and Moran will take viewers through what she heard from voters on her cross-country road trip for ABC News’ “Six for the Win” series.

ABC News will have complete digital coverage of Election Day across the country on ABCNews.com, the ABC News mobile app and Apple News. The team will launch its live blog Tuesday morning and keep it running with continuous updates until a winner is declared. Additional coverage will include exit poll analysis, the balance of power in the Senate and House of Representatives, notable or unexpected results and any problems at the polls. A special Election Watch highlight video will reflect the biggest moments throughout the day. Social newscast On Location and video brand Notified will have recaps and analysis the following day.

FiveThirtyEight will lock in its presidential, Senate and House of Representatives forecasts with the chances for all races happening across the country at midnight before Election Day. The team’s live blog will be in full force throughout the day with updates, analysis and reaction to election results. FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast will have special late-night reaction and morning episodes.

Election week on “The View” kicks off with the latest election-related Hot Topics and guests Silver on Monday, Nov. 2, and former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and Fagen on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

ABC News Radio will offer live anchored coverage on election night beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST, running through at least 2:00 a.m. EST. Correspondents Aaron Katersky and Karen Travers will anchor coverage with feature reporting and analysis by Klein, Parks, multiplatform reporter Ines De La Cuetara, political analyst Steve Roberts, FiveThirtyEight’s Galen Druke, radio correspondents Jim Ryan, Alex Stone, Mark Remillard and Lionel Moise, and others from ABC News’ and FiveThirtyEight’s powerhouse political teams. Coverage will also feature reporting from correspondents on-location with the candidates and in crucial swing states. ABC News Radio will offer four one-minute status reports each hour throughout the evening.

ABC News’ flagship daily podcast “Start Here,” hosted by Brad Mielke, will have special coverage throughout the week, including special editions on Election Day, Nov. 4, and as news warrants. “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, hosted by Karl and Klein, will release special daily episodes during the week of Nov. 2.

ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide full coverage with multiplatform reporters Faith Abubey and Andrew Dymburt from the White House, multiplatform reporter Alex Presha reporting from Trump election night headquarters and correspondent Marci Gonzalez reporting from Biden election night headquarters. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.

Marc Burstein is the senior executive producer of ABC News Special Events.



ONE WEEK FROM TODAY — NBC NEWS AND MSNBC TO AIR SPECIAL “DECISION 2020” ELECTION COVERAGE ON TUESDAY, NOV. 3





ONE WEEK FROM TODAY — NBC NEWS AND MSNBC TO AIR SPECIAL “DECISION 2020” ELECTION COVERAGE ON TUESDAY, NOV. 3

LESTER HOLT, SAVANNAH GUTHRIE, CHUCK TODD AND ANDREA MITCHELL LEAD NBC NEWS PRIMETIME COVERAGE STARTING AT 7 P.M. ET

SPECIAL ELECTION COVERAGE BEGINS ON MSNBC WITH NICOLLE WALLACE AT 4 P.M. ET; CHRIS HAYES AT 5 P.M. ET; AND RACHEL MADDOW, BRIAN WILLIAMS, JOY REID AND WALLACE ANCHORING THROUGH THE EVENING STARTING AT 6 P.M. ET — PLUS STEVE KORNACKI AT THE BIG BOARD ALL NIGHT

SPECIAL ELECTION COVERAGE TO STREAM ALL DAY ON NBCNEWS.COM; PLUS, LIVE NATIONAL AND STATE RESULTS, EXIT POLLS AND MORE

Oct. 27, 2020 – NBC News, MSNBC and NBC News Digital will deliver full special coverage and analysis of Election Night 2020 anchored live from NBC News World Headquarters in New York City with more than 100 anchors, correspondents, reporters and contributors bringing viewers the latest from across the country.

NBC NEWS “DECISION 2020” COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7 P.M. ET THROUGH 4 A.M. ET

Starting at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 3, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, TODAY co-anchor and NBC News chief legal correspondent Savannah Guthrie, Meet the Press moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and senior Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell will anchor rolling coverage from New York through at least 4 a.m. ET, and as long as the race continues to unfold. Kate Snow will join the network’s coverage beginning at 2 a.m. ET.
A special edition of TODAY will kick off Election Day for NBC News and will feature reports on both presidential candidates’ closing messages live from key battleground states, along with on-the-ground reporting with the latest on election security and voter safety as polls open around the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Plus, after visiting key battleground states leading up to Election Day for Nightly News’ “Across America” series, Lester Holt will anchor a special edition of the network’s flagship newscast with full-team coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Nightly News will feature correspondents in critical battleground states talking to voters about their top priority issues, including the economy, the pandemic and healthcare. Additionally, correspondents will be on Vote Watch monitoring for possible security issues as the day unfolds.
Just a few days ahead of Election Day, Weekend Nightly News will air live from key battleground states with José Diaz-Balart and Kate Snow anchoring the broadcasts together but from different locations. On Saturday, Oct. 31, Diaz-Balart will anchor from Charlotte, North Carolina while Snow will anchor from Cleveland, Ohio and on Sunday, Nov. 1, Diaz-Balart will anchor from Miami, Florida while Snow will anchor from Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
Plus, Chuck Todd will anchor a special edition of Meet the Press live from Studio 1A at NBC News World Headquarters in New York on Sunday, Nov. 1. National Review editor and NBC News political analyst Rich Lowry, former U.S. Senator (D-Mo.) and NBC News political analyst Claire McCaskill, Kasie Hunt and Kristen Welker will join the final Sunday panel before Election Day.

MSNBC SPECIAL “DECISION 2020” COVERAGE BEGINS AT 4 P.M. ET AND GOES THROUGH THE NIGHT
On Tuesday, Nov. 3 MSNBC will have ongoing Election Day coverage as Americans flock to the polls, cast their ballots and votes are counted. The day kicks off with Way Too Early with Kasie Hunt at 5 a.m. ET followed by Morning Joe, co-anchored by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist at 6 a.m. ET.

Coverage continues throughout the day on MSNBC Dayside with Stephanie Ruhle, Hallie Jackson, Craig Melvin, Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, Katy Tur and Ayman Mohyeldin.

Special election coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET with Nicolle Wallace, followed by Chris Hayes at 5 p.m. ET.

Starting at 6 p.m. ET, Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams, along with Nicolle Wallace and Joy Reid, will anchor MSNBC’s special “Decision 2020” Election Night coverage throughout the night, live from NBC News World Headquarters in New York.

NBC News National political correspondent Steve Kornacki will be stationed at the Big Board all night, breaking down the votes and latest state-by-state results.

Chris Hayes, Lawrence O’Donnell and Ari Melber will also contribute to MSNBC’s special coverage throughout the night.

MSNBC’s special election coverage will continue live into the early morning hours anchored by Katy Tur and Ayman Mohyeldin.

ALL ELECTION CONTENT, LIVE RESULTS AND LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE ON NBCNEWS.COM

NBC News Digital will deliver an in-depth election experience, including live results, live blog updates, live streaming and comprehensive analysis over the web at NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com, as well as on the NBC News mobile app on iOS and Android and the NBC News apps on connected TVs.

NBCNews.com will stream election coverage, including dedicated special coverage in the morning with Joe Fryer and Savannah Sellers and coverage throughout the day from Joshua Johnson, Alison Morris, Chuck Todd and dozens more correspondents and experts from NBC News and MSNBC.

NBCNews.com/Decision2020 will have national and state results pages, a battleground state scoreboard, the latest exit polls across the country and a live blog providing minute-by-minute updates, election results and more.

The NBC Stay Tuned team will cover the most important moments from the night and will partner with Snapchat to report key election moments, including a highlights Show within Stay Tuned’s channel. Additionally, NBC News and MSNBC Twitter and Facebook accounts will share live election results for presidential and state races.

MORE THAN 100 NBC NEWS AND MSNBC ANCHORS, CORRESPONDENTS, REPORTERS AND CONTRIBUTORS WILL BRING VIEWERS THE LATEST THROUGHOUT THE DAY

More than 100 NBC News anchors, correspondents, reporters, Road Warriors, contributors and embeds will contribute to NBC News, MSNBC and NBC News Digital’s election coverage with dozens dispatched at polling centers, campaign headquarters, and battleground states throughout the country.

Kristen Welker, Mike Memoli, Ali Vitali and Adam Edelman at the Biden campaign headquarters; Hallie Jackson, Monica Alba and Shannon Pettypiece at the Trump campaign headquarters; Peter Alexander with the latest on President Trump; and Carol Lee from the White House.

Ellison Barber, Gabe Gutierrez, Alicia Menendez and Kerry Sanders throughout Florida; Shaquille Brewster and Kevin Tibbles in Wisconsin; Vaughn Hillyard and Gadi Schwartz in Arizona; Dasha Burns, Heidi Przybyla and Steve Patterson in Michigan; Chris Jansing, Rehema Ellis, Ali Velshi and Maura Barrett throughout Pennsylvania; Morgan Radford, Leigh Ann Caldwell and Trymaine Lee in North Carolina; Blayne Alexander and Priscilla Thompson in Georgia; Garrett Haake and Morgan Chesky in Texas; Geoff Bennett in Virginia; Kelly O’Donnell and Josh Lederman in Ohio; Jacob Soboroff, Jacob Ward and Jo Ling Kent in California; and Cal Perry in Minnesota.

Cynthia McFadden, Tom Costello, Pete Williams, Ari Melber and Jacob Ward reporting for Vote Watch; Stephanie Ruhle with the latest on the economy; Dr. John Torres with the latest on the coronavirus; Kasie Hunt covering House and Senate races; and Richard Engel with a look at the global impact of election results.

NBC News Digital reporters and analysts will contribute to the live blog with minute-by-minute updates, election results, reactions from voters in key states and reporting from campaign headquarters, including Alex Seitz-Wald, Sahil Kapur, Jane C. Timm, Allan Smith, Suzy Khimm, Dartunorro Clark, Lauren Egan, Rebecca Shabad, Daniella Silva and David K. Li, and analysis from Jonathan Allen.

For NBC News Digital, regional reporters Anita Hassan will be in Nevada; Erin Einhorn in Michigan; Deon Hampton in Ohio; Mike Hixenbaugh and Suzanne Gamboa in Texas; Bracey Harris in Mississippi; Tyler Kingkade and Alicia Lozano in Los Angeles; and Carmen Sesin in Florida.

NBC News and MSNBC contributors and political analysts will join the coverage offering real-time reporting and expert analysis, including former U.S. Senator (D-Mo.) and NBC News and MSNBC political analyst Claire McCaskill, politics editor at The Root and MSNBC political contributor Jason Johnson, former Obama Campaign Manager and NBC News and MSNBC political analyst David Plouffe, former White House Press Secretary and NBC News and MSNBC political analyst Robert Gibbs, host of Politics Nation and president of the National Action Network Rev. Al Sharpton, Voto Latino president and NBC News and MSNBC political analyst María Teresa Kumar, former Clinton Campaign Deputy Director of Hispanic Outreach and MSNBC contributor Paola Ramos, former U.S. Representative and NBC News political analyst Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), Republican political consultant and NBC News analyst Mike Murphy, host of The Hugh Hewitt Show and NBC News contributor Hugh Hewitt, editor of the National Review and NBC News political analyst Rich Lowry, Washington Post columnist and NBC News contributor George Will, Washington Post columnist and NBC News political analyst Eugene Robinson, founder and editor-at-large of The Bulwark and MSNBC contributor Charlie Sykes, former U.S. Representative and MSNBC contributor David Jolly, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University and NBC News contributor Eddie Glaude. Plus, surrogates from both the Biden and Trump campaigns will contribute throughout the day’s coverage.

NBC NEWS DECISION DESK TO PROVIDE DATA TO FOUR NATIONAL NEWS NETWORKS – NBC NEWS, MSNBC, CNBC AND TELEMUNDO

NBC News is part of the National Election Pool (NEP) and the NBC News Decision Desk will project a race when there is 99.5 percent statistical confidence in the result.

The network will collect a national exit poll in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as well as state-specific exit polls in 24 states with approximately 800 exit poll interviewers. Plus, telephone polls for absentee and mail-in voters nationally and across the same 24 states, up from 13 in 2018. The network will also conduct early in-person interviews in eight states, up from two in 2018. Overall, NBC News will interview more than 100,000 voters in exit polls.

Throughout the 2020 election season, beginning in January 2019 through Election Day, NBC News will have conducted 39 national and state polls combined.

THE NETWORK’S VOTE WATCH UNIT WILL MONITOR AND REPORT ON ANY VOTING IRREGULARITIES AND ELECTION SECURITY ISSUES

After launching in 2019, the NBC News Vote Watch Unit doubled in size in 2020 to cover issues related to U.S. election security and voting across all the network’s platforms. Throughout Election Day coverage, the team will closely monitor and report on any issues around voting irregularities and election security.

The team of more than 24 correspondents and reporters have been focused on reporting on social media misinformation and disinformation, voting machines and technology, election administration, voting procedures, rights and access, voter disenfranchisement and voting rights.

Plus, the network dedicated two full weeks to covering these issues across its shows and platforms following Labor Day and in the runup to Election Day.

MORE THAN 400 INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED WITH VOTERS ACROSS FIVE KEY COUNTIES AS PART OF THE NETWORK’S YEAR-LONG COUNTY TO COUNTY PROJECT

Since launching in November 2019, NBC News’ County to County Project has embedded reporters in five key bellwether counties over the last year reporting in these all-important counties to better understand the hyperlocal issues impacting voters across the country.

The team of reporters has spent a combined 549 days reporting from Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; Kent County, Michigan; Beaver County, Pennsylvania; Miami-Dade County, Florida; and Maricopa County, Arizona and has conducted 400+ interviews with voters across more than 200 segments airing across NBC News, MSNBC and NBC News NOW over the last year.

PLUS, SPECIAL COVERAGE AND REPORTING OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE CONTINUES ACROSS NBC NEWS DIGITAL

NBC News’ “Decision 2020” election hub (NBCNews.com/Decision2020) will have the latest news, analysis, polls and results. Users can visit now to view interactives on voting, polling, early results, user predictive tools and more, including:

More than 1.5 million people have used the network’s Plan Your Vote interactive tool encourages Americans to plan out when and how they will vote this year, outlining everything voters need to know about casting a ballot in the 2020 presidential election.

The Swing The Election interactive, in collaboration with the Cook Political Report, allows users to see how changes in turnout and support among different demographic groups could ‘swing’ the 2020 election.

The NBC News National Polling Average aggregating ten reputable polls daily, all curated by the Decision Desk and Political Unit.

The Early Vote interactive analyzes and aggregates early-voting both nationally and in available states, sharing how many Americans have requested a ballot, received it and voted early (both in-person and by mail). The Early Vote interactive also includes additional demographic information about these voters, including partisanship, gender and age and lets the user to compare 2020’s numbers to historical 2016 data.

Road to 270 is an interactive web tool where users can design and map their own road to the presidency and see the latest scenarios from Chuck Todd and Steve Kornacki.

NBCNews.com will continue to publish Election Confessions, where voters can share their anonymous thoughts about the presidential candidates and the state of the country.

Users can download the NBC News mobile app and sign up for breaking news alerts to receive information on state and national races or add a widget with the new Apple iOS:

NBC News will be sending out geo-targeted mobile app alerts to users in every state, keeping them updated on their state results and the presidential race.

NBC News has created the “Decision 2020” widget for the new iOS, giving users early glimpses at important voting deadlines and information, early voting stats, the latest polls, election results and more.



ABC News Announces Three Hours of Special Primetime Coverage of the Final 2020 Presidential Debate





ABC News Announces Three Hours of Special Primetime Coverage of the Final 2020 Presidential Debate, Thursday, Oct. 22, on ABC
Oct. 21, 2020

ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES THREE HOURS OF SPECIAL PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF THE FINAL 2020 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, THURSDAY, OCT. 22, ON ABC

One-Hour Primetime Special ‘Trump vs. Biden: The Final Presidential Debate’ Kicks Off Network Coverage at 8:00 p.m. EDT Featuring ABC News’ Powerhouse Political Team

ABC News Live’s Streaming Coverage Begins at 7:00 p.m. EDT, and Will Then Simulcast ABC’s Coverage and the Debate

ABC News today announced three hours of special primetime coverage of the final 2020 presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, Oct. 22 (8:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead coverage from New York City joined by “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, and “ABC News Live Prime” anchor Linsey Davis reporting on the latest developments on the state of the race, the election, the campaigns, candidates and the issues most critical to voters. Network coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. EDT with a one-hour special, “Trump vs. Biden: The Final Presidential Debate – A Special Edition of 20/20.” ABC News’ powerhouse political team will dissect the most significant moments of the night and provide context and analysis following the debate. ABC News Live will begin coverage at 7:00 p.m. EDT to preview the debate on the network’s streaming news channel, and will then simulcast ABC’s coverage and the debate to streaming viewers.

ABC News’ powerhouse political team will include chief White House correspondent and “This Week” co-anchor Jonathan Karl, senior congressional correspondent and lead campaign correspondent Mary Bruce reporting from Nashville, chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, chief global affairs correspondent and “This Week” co-anchor Martha Raddatz, senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, “World News Tonight” weekend anchor and chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas, senior national correspondent Terry Moran, FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver, special correspondent Matthew Dowd and chief legal analyst Dan Abrams. Contributors Chris Christie, Yvette Simpson, Rahm Emanuel, Kate Shaw and Sara Fagen will provide analysis on the debate and candidates.

ABC News Live will kick off debate coverage at 7:00 p.m. EDT on “ABC News Live Prime” with anchor Linsey Davis taking a deep dive into the most important issues at stake in this election. ABC News Live will then simulcast ABC’s coverage and the debate, and immediately after, ABC News’ powerhouse political roundtable will add additional context and analysis following network programming. Earlier in the day, anchor Diane Macedo will anchor “ABC News Live Update” at 9:00 a.m. EDT and 11:00 a.m. EDT, and “Your Voice Your Vote: The Breakdown” with Moran at 3:00 p.m. EDT, which will preview the debate and provide analysis the following day.

ABC News will have comprehensive digital coverage of the debate on ABCNews.com, the ABC News mobile app, and Apple News, with live updates, fact checks, key takeaways, breakout moments during the debate and post-debate analysis. New digital video brand Examined will explore voting in a pandemic and feature issues-based videos comparing where Trump and Biden stand on COVID-19, healthcare, the economy, climate change, election security and racial justice.

FiveThirtyEight will preview the debate on the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast and survey voters in partnership with Ipsos to set a baseline to measure the debate’s effects. After the event, the team will publish a post-debate episode of the Politics podcast, an analysis piece written by Silver, and a post-debate Ipsos poll that looks at who voters think won the debate and how the debate changed (or didn’t change) the race.

ABC News Radio will offer three hours of live, anchored coverage the night of the debate, including a one-hour pre-show, followed by the debate and live post-debate analysis. Correspondent Aaron Katersky will anchor coverage with reporting and analysis by correspondent Karen Travers, political analyst Steve Roberts, political director Rick Klein, deputy political director MaryAlice Parks, and others from ABC News’ and FiveThirtyEight’s powerhouse political teams. ABC News Radio will also offer multiple one-minute status reports throughout the night. ABC News’ flagship daily podcast “Start Here,” hosted by Brad Mielke, will preview what’s to come on debate morning and post a recap on Friday, Oct. 23, covering all angles of the debate and featuring expert reporting analysis from ABC News’ political team.

ABC NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will provide full coverage with correspondent Marci Gonzalez reporting from the site of the debate and analysis from Klein. NewsOne provides news content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.

Marc Burstein is the senior executive producer of ABC News Special Events and David Sloan is the senior executive producer of Network Primetime Content.



PEACOCK LAUNCHES NEW ELECTION DESTINATION





PEACOCK LAUNCHES NEW ELECTION DESTINATION FEATURING DEBATE COVERAGE, CAMPAIGN NEWS, DOCUMENTARIES, AND TIMELY COMEDY

Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski & Willie Geist, Zerlina Maxwell & Mehdi Hasan, and

Chuck Todd & Kasie Hunt to Host Debate Shows on Peacock

New York, NY—October 20, 2020—Always timely and topical, Peacock is ready for Election 2020 with relevant news, comedy, and documentaries gathered into a single content destination. This destination centralizes all election content across the streaming service into the Vote tab in Browse, providing easy access to live coverage, on-demand content, and channels, including new, exclusive news commentary channel, The Choice.

“We know the upcoming election is top of mind for viewers, so this destination makes content even easier to find,” said Jen Brown, Senior Vice President of Topical Programming and Development for Peacock. “We always want to provide depth and breadth of content on Peacock, especially on major news nights.”

Peacock coverage of the final presidential debate on October 22 (all times ET):

Chuck Todd, who is joined by Kasie Hunt, will lead pre-debate coverage starting at 7:00 p.m. on NBC News NOW.
Zerlina Maxwell and Mehdi Hasan to host a pre-debate show from 8:00–8:45 p.m. and provide post-debate commentary at 11:00 p.m. on The Choice.
Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist to provide pre-debate commentary at 8:45 p.m. and host a post-debate special at 10:30 p.m. on The Choice.
Both NBC News NOW and The Choice will stream the debate from 9:00–10:30 p.m.

Always-on options to help voters stay informed and ready to cast their ballots:

The Choice delivers exclusive content and fresh perspective from Zerlina Maxwell, Sam Seder and Mehdi Hasan.
NBC News NOW features the latest stories and breaking news on world news and US news, including recently launched morning show “Morning News NOW.”
Sky News offers breaking news, video, headlines, analysis and top stories from business, politics, entertainment and more in the UK and worldwide.
Peacock’s Trending section makes it easy to get the news you are looking for when you need it with updates from across NBC News.
Plus, viewers can watch “Noticias Telemundo,” “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd,” “Meet the Press Reports,” and “Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist” anytime on-demand.
Playlists, past events, specials and documentaries provide in-depth context for this year’s election:

News specials including “Decision 2020: Joe Biden Town Hall,” “Decision 2020: Donald Trump Town Hall,” “NBC News x Noticias Telemundo Reports Present Decisión 2020,” and “The Road to Recovery: America at a Crossroads”
Past 2020 presidential and vice-presidential debates available on-demand.
Special “On the Issues” playlist featuring a series of topical news clips in the Vote tab.
Documentaries giving a deeper look into recent history and political issues including “How to Fix an Election” and “The Way I See It” (10/23) and more coming to Peacock in the weeks leading up to election night.
Topical comedy from late-night shows and election specials give reason to laugh during the campaign season:

“Wilmore,” new episodes every Friday – host Larry Wilmore not only covers the election but also engages in the important conversations of the week.
“The Amber Ruffin Show,” new episodes every Tuesday – no matter what’s happening in the world, Amber Ruffin responds with her signature smart and silly take on the week’s news.
“Closer Look” election special – as this monumental election approaches, Seth Meyers dissects recent events, up-to-the-minute breaking news and other important facts as America begins to cast its vote.
“SNL” election special – Saturday Night Live special features fan-favorite political sketches from SNL (11/3).
Full coverage plans for election night on Peacock will be announced at a later date.

Viewers can sign up for Peacock for free at peacocktv.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K, and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices, including Android, Android TV devices, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium with their service at no additional cost.

About Peacock:

Peacock is NBCUniversal’s new streaming service. Peacock delivers a world-class slate of exclusive Originals, on-demand libraries of hit TV shows, plus critically acclaimed films from the vaults of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, Illumination, and Hollywood’s biggest studios. In addition, Peacock taps into NBCUniversal’s unmatched ability to deliver a broad range of compelling topical content across news, sports, late-night, Spanish-language and reality. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.



NBC NEWS’ KRISTEN WELKER MODERATES THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ON OCT. 22





THIS THURSDAY — NBC NEWS’ KRISTEN WELKER MODERATES THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ON OCT. 22

Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell Lead NBC News Primetime Coverage Starting at 8:30 p.m. ET

Rachel Maddow, Nicolle Wallace, Joy Reid and Brian Williams Anchor MSNBC Pre- and Post-Debate Special Coverage Starting at 8 p.m. ET

Chuck Todd Anchors NBC News NOW Pre-Debate Special starting at 7:30 p.m. ET

Debate and Network Coverage Streams Live at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC News Digital Platforms, Peacock and More

Oct. 19, 2020 – Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent and co-anchor of Weekend TODAY, will moderate the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, Oct. 22. NBC News, MSNBC and NBC News Digital will deliver full special coverage and analysis of the final debate.

NBC NEWS COVERAGE BEGINS AT 8:30 P.M. ET

Starting at 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and TODAY co-anchor and NBC News chief legal correspondent Savannah Guthrie will anchor from NBC News Headquarters in New York and Meet the Press moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and senior Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell will anchor from Washington, D.C.
MSNBC SPECIAL “DECISION 2020” COVERAGE BEGINS AT 8 P.M. ET

Rachel Maddow, Nicolle Wallace, Joy Reid and Brian Williams will anchor MSNBC’s special “Decision 2020” coverage of the final presidential debate on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Starting at 8 p.m. ET, Maddow, Wallace and Reid kick off coverage ahead of the debate live from NBC News World Headquarters in New York. They will be joined by a team of MSNBC political correspondents and experts with reporting and insight throughout the night – including NBC News national political correspondent Steve Kornacki, who will be stationed at the Big Board with the latest numbers and polling data.
Once the presidential debate wraps, Maddow, Wallace and Reid join Williams for post-debate coverage and analysis. Ari Melber continues special coverage at 12:30 a.m. ET.
DEBATE AND PRE-DEBATE SPECIAL TO STREAM ON NBC NEWS NOW; FULL DEBATE COVERAGE AND FACT CHECKS ACROSS NBC NEWS DIGITAL

NBC News NOW will provide debate coverage for free, including a pre-show hosted by Chuck Todd, and joined by Kasie Hunt, at 7:30 p.m. ET followed by the network special coverage at 8:30 p.m. ET. NBC News NOW is available to stream live and on demand on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, as well as on YouTube TV, Fubo, Xumo, Pluto, Tubi and NBC News’ OTT apps on Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV. Viewers can also stream the debate live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The NBC News digital politics team will live-blog the debate with minute-by-minute updates, highlights and takeaways. The live blog will feature reporting from Alex Seitz-Wald and Sahil Kapur, analysis from NBC News reporters and contributors and fact checks by Jane C. Timm and Adam Edelman.
Following the debate, NBCNews.com will have a panel of experts share who they think won the debate and why.
The NBC Stay Tuned team will cover the most important moments and will partner with Snapchat to create near-live highlights of the debates. The dynamically updating episodes will be an edited highlights Show from key debate moments within Stay Tuned’s channel.
The NBC News Data Graphics team will be tracking topics covered, whether the candidates have stayed on topic and time spent per answer throughout the debates in a digital interactive. In addition, they will continuously update their interactives on voting, polling, early results, user predictor tools and more.
PLUS, NBC NEWS AND MSNBC CORRESPONDENTS AND REPORTERS ON THE GROUND IN TENNESSEE AND BATTLEGROUND STATES ACROSS THE U.S.

NBC News and MSNBC correspondents and reporters will contribute to debate coverage and provide the latest reporting and analysis across both networks and online, including Hallie Jackson, Peter Alexander, Mike Memoli, Ali Vitali, Jon Allen and Shannon Pettypiece on the ground in Nashville.
NBC News’ County to County reporters continue their on-the-ground reporting in key bellwether counties across the country, including Dasha Burns in Beaver County, Pennsylvania; Ellison Barber in Miami-Dade County, Florida; Vaughn Hillyard in Maricopa County, Arizona; and Shaquille Brewster in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Plus, Chris Jansing will be reporting live from nearby battleground Georgia and will speak with undecided voters before and after the debate.
Rehema Ellis will watch and discuss the debate with first-time voters from Stony Brook University.
SPECIAL COVERAGE AND REPORTING OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL RACE CONTINUES ACROSS ALL NBC NEWS PLATFORMS

NBC News will continue to follow the 2020 presidential race across all its platforms including:

Almost a year after NBC News’ County to County project was launched and as the 2020 presidential election nears, the team is doubling down on its on-the-ground reporting in these all-important, must-win counties bringing the latest local updates from five key bellwether counties in swing states across the country.
Following the launch of Vote Watch last month, NBC News and MSNBC continue to cover issues related to U.S. election security and voting across all platforms led by the networks’ Vote Watch Unit – a team of more than 24 correspondents and reporters focused on social media misinformation and disinformation, voting machines and technology, election administration, voting procedures, rights and access, voter disenfranchisement and voting rights.
The network’s Plan Your Vote interactive tool encourages Americans to plan out when and how they will vote this year. More than one million people have used NBCNews.com’s Plan Your Vote interactive tool to learn everything they need to know about casting a ballot in the 2020 presidential election.
In collaboration with the Cook Political Report, NBC News is creating Swing The Election, an exciting interactive tool that allows users to see how changes in turnout and support among different demographic groups could ‘swing’ the 2020 election.
The NBC News National Polling Average is a new national polling average, aggregating ten reputable polls daily, all curated by the Decision Desk and Political Unit.
In a data collaboration with TargetSmart, NBC News independently analyzes and aggregates early-voting both nationally and in available states, sharing how many Americans have requested a ballot, received it and voted early (both in-person and by mail). The Early Vote interactive also includes additional demographic information about these voters, including partisanship, gender and age and lets the user to compare 2020’s numbers to historical 2016 data.
Road to 270 is an interactive web tool where users can design and map their own road to the presidency and see the latest scenarios from Chuck Todd and Steve Kornacki.
NBCNews.com will continue to publish Election Confessions, where voters can share their anonymous thoughts about the presidential candidates and the state of the country.



CBS NEWS’ ELECTION NIGHT 2020 COVERAGE FROM VIACOMCBS HEADQUARTERS





NORAH O’DONNELL, GAYLE KING, MARGARET BRENNAN, JOHN DICKERSON AND ED O’KEEFE WILL LEAD CBS NEWS’ ELECTION NIGHT 2020 COVERAGE FROM VIACOMCBS HEADQUARTERS IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK’S TIMES SQUARE

CBS NEWS’ COVERAGE TO INCLUDE MAJOR GARRETT ON EXIT POLLS AND VOTER INTEGRITY; JEFF PEGUES ON MISINFORMATION; NANCY CORDES WITH SENATE AND HOUSE UPDATES; AND ELECTIONS AND SURVEYS DIRECTOR ANTHONY SALVANTO AT THE DECISION DESK

FORMER TRUMP WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF REINCE PRIEBUS AND FORMER OBAMA SENIOR ADVISOR VALERIE JARRETT WILL OFFER PERSPECTIVES

CBSN WILL DELIVER CONTINUOUS COVERAGE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND LOCAL RACES BEGINNING AT 7:00 AM, ET; MULTIPLATFORM COVERAGE INCLUDES CBSN’S 12 NATIONAL AND LOCAL LIVE STREAMS, A CBSNEWS.COM LIVE BLOG AND THE CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER AVAILABLE GLOBALLY

CBS News will deliver multiplatform election coverage on the CBS Television Network, CBSN, the 24/7 live streaming news service, CBSNews.com and CBS News Radio Tuesday, Nov. 3. CBS EVENING NEWS anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will lead the Network’s primetime coverage beginning at 7:00 PM, ET. CBS News’ Election Day coverage begins on CBSN at 7:00 AM, ET and on CBS THIS MORNING at 7:00 AM.

For the first time, CBS News will broadcast its Election Night coverage from the heart of Manhattan in Times Square, at the ViacomCBS headquarters at 1515 Broadway. The new state-of-the-art Election Night studio will use augmented reality and the latest technology, including dozens of visual displays showcasing the latest data and mapping to help tell the complex stories of this election. Click here to view more photos of the Election Headquarters and the CBS News team.

“We’re empowering our top political journalists with the latest data visualization and storytelling tools to bring as much clarity as we can to this election,” said Susan Zirinsky, CBS News president and senior executive producer. “Our political team has been delivering insightful reporting at every turn of this campaign season. As we prepare for one of the most complicated Election Nights in presidential history, we will bring the strength of our reporting team and the most in-depth voter information and polling from all 50 states to give audiences around the world an accurate assessment of the state of the race. We’re committed to being transparent – telling viewers in real time what we know, when we know it and how we know it.”

Anchoring from the CBS News Election Headquarters will be Norah O’Donnell; CBS THIS MORNING co-host Gayle King; FACE THE NATION moderator and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan; 60 MINUTES correspondent and CBS News senior political analyst John Dickerson; and CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett will provide live exit poll analysis, report on any voter integrity issues and dive into the issues voters cared about and how they made up their minds. CBS News contributor Maria Elena Salinas will cover voting trends. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes will deliver updates on Senate and House races.

CBS News political analyst and President Trump’s former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett will offer analysis and insight. CBS News election law expert David Becker will contribute his legal expertise to help viewers understand the implication of potential voting issues and challenges that could emerge throughout the night.

The CBS News Decision Desk will make projections and characterize races in real-time throughout the night. CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto will lead the Decision Desk and be in-studio with the new Election Night Tracker, which builds on the strengths of the industry-leading CBS News Battleground Tracker. The CBS News Election Night Tracker combines exit poll data and vote tallies with CBS News’ proprietary polling. By Election Day, the CBS News Battleground Tracker will have surveyed 100,000 people from all 50 states, and the Decision Desk will show viewers how all the contests are trending.

The Network will use the latest integrated graphics and virtual storytelling tools, and a brand new advanced multi-touch screen developed for CBS News’ Election Night coverage, to help tell the stories and provide original reporting and breaking news about the presidential, Senate and House races. Salvanto’s reporting will take viewers beyond the numbers, providing in-depth explanations of CBS News’ methodology and how the Network makes projections, transparently showing audiences what we know and why we know it, delivering understanding as well as projections.

Dozens of displays of real-time data, maps, results and video feeds from around the country will be displayed on four massive high-resolution LED video walls. Two zones of augmented reality will be used to show the state of the presidential race across the nation and will also be a novel way to track which party will control the U.S. Senate. As each state’s polls close, sophisticated displays and tracking technology will help the viewers understand where the vote is at that moment – keeping the viewer informed as the story evolves in real time.

CBS News will simultaneously report exit poll data, the latest projection information and analysis on all platforms including on air, on CBSN, CBSNews.com and on social media. CBS News Digital’s multiplatform coverage will include CBSN’s 12 national and local live streams as well as a CBSNews.com liveblog and the CBS News Battleground Tracker – all available for audiences around the globe. On Twitter, @CBSNews will communicate all election projections and characterizations and provide transparency into all CBS News political reporting on all races as soon as the information is reportable.

CBS News will also have an extensive correspondent team contributing live reports and original reporting from battleground states and across the country, including Manuel Bojorquez in North Carolina; Adriana Diaz in Wisconsin; Jericka Duncan in Pennsylvania; Janet Shamlian in Michigan; Mark Strassmann in Georgia; Kris Van Cleave in Nevada; Omar Villafranca in Texas; and Jamie Yuccas in Arizona. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion will report live on location with the Biden-Harris campaign. CBS News White House correspondents Weijia Jiang, Paula Reid and Ben Tracy will also contribute the latest reporting on the Trump-Pence campaign. CBS News chief justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues will report on the latest misinformation and disinformation efforts from the CBS News studios in Washington. CBS News’ team of campaign reporters will also be in battleground states. CBS News correspondents Errol Barnett and Mola Lenghi will report from Washington, D.C. and New York City. CBS affiliate stations will contribute to the Network’s coverage, including WCCO in Minneapolis, WOIO in Cleveland and KCCI in Des Moines. CBS News’ team of international correspondents will be positioned across Europe and around the world covering the global reaction.

Election Day coverage on CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 free streaming news service, will begin at 7:00 AM, ET anchored by CBSN’s Anne Marie Green. Throughout the day, anchors Vlad Duthiers and Tanya Rivero will provide election updates with “Red & Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano leading the platform’s evening and primetime coverage beginning at 5:00 PM, ET. CBSN will stream live election updates from reporters in studio and on-the-ground including CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns. Anthony Salvanto will provide updates on the state of the race via the CBS News Battleground Tracker, joined by CBSN’s Lana Zak who will report results from the Decision Desk and provide analysis on exit poll data throughout the night.

CBSN will deliver key local perspectives through its network of 10 dedicated CBSN Local services in major markets across the country to keep viewers updated on critical down-ballot races, with reports from local journalists on the ground. CBSN anchors will be joined by CBSN political contributor and Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez; CBS News contributor and Democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright; and CBSN political contributor Lynda Tran. From 7:00 PM, ET-11:00 PM, ET, CBSN will present unique multi-platform coverage from both the CBSN election team and the network election team. The platform will simulcast the Network’s coverage in full beginning at 11:00 PM, ET. CBSN’s coverage is available for free by downloading the CBS News app on all mobile and connected TV platforms.

CBS News’ additional coverage plans will also include:

Norah O’Donnell will anchor the CBS EVENING NEWS (6:30-7:00 PM, ET) from CBS News Election Headquarters in Times Square beginning Monday, Oct. 26. As Election Day approaches, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL will continue to provide comprehensive coverage, helping viewers make sense of a historic election and shedding light on the issues that matter most to voters. The broadcast will feature coverage of the home stretch of the Trump-Pence and Biden-Harris campaigns from the team of CBS News White House correspondents and CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett will also examine the voting process and how states are preparing for potential complications. And our team of reporters will highlight the concerns of voters in key swing states as part of the CBS News series “Every State Has a Story.”

CBS THIS MORNING will launch a special series titled “At America’s Crossroads.” Over three days, beginning Monday, Oct. 19, co-host Tony Dokoupil will hit the road in an RV and visit three battleground states: Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. As he travels through cities and suburban communities, Dokoupil will talk with voters about the issues and policies shaping their choices on Election Day. Starting Oct. 19 and continuing through Oct. 21, Dokoupil will anchor CBS THIS MORNING from a different battleground state. Additionally, on Oct. 21, the final day of the road trip, CBS THIS MORNING will dedicate the entire 8:00 AM hour to “At America’s Crossroads.”

FACE THE NATION will broadcast from the CBS News Election Headquarters on Sunday, Nov. 1. In addition to being a part of the team leading Election Night coverage, moderator Margaret Brennan will preview the week’s historic election with newsmaker interviews and political analysis ahead of Election Day. Throughout 2020, FACE THE NATION and Brennan have rigorously covered the intersecting storylines with interviews spanning the presidential campaigns, the racial and social justice reckoning in the U.S., and the country’s economic and federal response to the pandemic.

CBS Newspath, CBS News’ newsgathering organization providing news and information to 200+ affiliates nationwide and to broadcasters around the world, will feature extensive coverage and digital content on Election Day and beyond. Correspondent Skyler Henry will begin coverage Election Day morning with reports from a polling location. Tuesday night, Natalie Brand and Michael George will cover the Trump-Pence and Biden-Harris campaigns, respectively, and Skyler Henry will wrap the election results on Wednesday morning live from Washington, D.C.

CBS News Radio will provide stations with extensive coverage starting at 7:00 PM, ET through at least 2:00 AM, ET, with short-form special reports, feeds of victory and concession speeches, and interviews from analysts, election officials, pollsters, candidates and voters. CBS News Radio’s election coverage starts with an experienced line-up of correspondents led by chief White House correspondent Steven Portnoy and Washington correspondent Steve Dorsey. Spread across the nation, covering the night’s key races, are correspondents Steve Futterman, Peter King, Jim Krasula, Matt Pieper, Wendy Gillette and Allison Keyes. Also joining the radio broadcast are pollster Leonie Huddy, former White House correspondent and contributor Peter Maer and political analyst Leonard Steinhorn.

Susan Zirinsky is the president of CBS News and senior executive producer. David Bohrman is the executive producer of CBS News’ 2020 election night coverage. Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews is the acting Washington Bureau Chief for CBS News.



NBC News to Host a Town Hall with President Donald Trump from Miami on Thursday, Oct. 15





NBC News to Host a Town Hall with President Donald Trump from Miami on Thursday, Oct. 15
The event will take place outdoors at the Pérez Art Museum Miami in accordance with guidelines set forth by health officials and consistent with all government regulations.
[via press release from NBC]
NBC NEWS TO HOST A TOWN HALL WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP FROM MIAMI ON THURSDAY, OCT. 15

‘DECISION 2020: TRUMP TOWN HALL’ TO AIR LIVE ON NBC AT 8PM ET

PLUS, PRIMETIME TOWN HALL TO AIR ACROSS MSNBC, CNBC, NBC NEWS NOW AND TELEMUNDO’S DIGITAL PLATFORMS

NBC News will host a live town hall with Republican presidential nominee President Donald Trump, moderated by Savannah Guthrie, in Miami on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. During the one-hour town hall, Guthrie will moderate a conversation between President Trump and a group of Florida voters on critical issues impacting their vote less than three weeks before Election Day.

The event will take place outdoors at the Pérez Art Museum Miami in accordance with guidelines set forth by health officials and consistent with all government regulations. NBC News has been given a statement by Dr. Clifford Lane, Clinical Director at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), indicating that he and Dr. Anthony Fauci have reviewed the president’s recent medical data, including a PCR test collected and analyzed by NIH on Oct. 13, and have concluded “with a high degree of confidence” that the president is “not shedding infectious virus.”

Both Guthrie and the president will be at least 12 feet apart from both each other and the audience. The audience will also be socially-distanced and required to wear face masks while on the premises, answer a symptoms questionnaire and take a temperature check prior to entering the outdoor venue. Every NBC News staffer will be tested on site on the ground in Miami.

The town hall will follow the same format and will air in the time slot as NBC News’ town hall with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, moderated by Lester Holt, held last Monday, Oct. 5. In addition to airing on NBC, the primetime event will also air across MSNBC and CNBC, stream on NBC News NOW and be available in Spanish on Telemundo’s digital platforms.

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More Americans watch NBC News than any news organization in the world. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include TODAY, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Meet the Press with Chuck Todd and Dateline NBC. Additionally, NBC News produces Third Hour of TODAY, TODAY with Hoda and Jenna and Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, as well as primetime specials and breaking news reports. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, including its streaming news service NBC News NOW, along with the SiriusXM TODAY Show Radio channel, provides continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News also operates NBC News Studios, a new unit producing premium documentaries, docuseries, select scripted programming, and content for emerging platforms, and the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service.

NBC News is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation. For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit www.NBCUniversal.com.



ABC News Hosts Town Hall With Democratic Presidential Nominee and Former Vice President Joe Biden





ABC News Hosts Town Hall With Democratic Presidential Nominee and Former Vice President Joe Biden, Moderated by George Stephanopoulos
Oct. 12, 2020

ABC NEWS HOSTS TOWN HALL WITH DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, MODERATED BY GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS

‘The Vice President and the People,’ a Live Special Edition of ‘20/20,’ Airs Thursday, Oct. 15

at 8:00 p.m. EDT|7:00 p.m. CDT|5:00 p.m. PDT, on ABC

ABC News will host a town hall with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, Oct. 15. The live primetime event will be moderated by ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. Less than a month from Election Day, this town hall will allow voters the opportunity to ask the former vice president the questions most important to them.

The town hall will take place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will be held in accordance with state and local government health and safety regulations, as well as guidelines set forward by health officials.

The live special edition of “20/20” airs Thursday, Oct. 15, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT| 7:00-9:00 p.m. CDT|5:00-7:00 p.m. PDT, on ABC. The 90-minute town hall will be followed by a 30-minute post-show featuring the ABC News powerhouse political team for more context and analysis. Senior executive producer Marc Burstein is the executive producer.

The town hall and post-show analysis will stream at the same time on ABC News Live. ABC News Live is available for streaming on Hulu, The Roku Channel, YouTube TV, Amazon’s news app on Fire tablets and Fire TV devices, Xumo, Sling TV, fuboTV, Facebook, Twitter, ABCNews.com, the ABC News and ABC mobile apps, and standalone ABC News Live apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku and Apple TV.