CNN announced its New Hampshire primary coverage plans…
CNN will employ its extensive resources and political expertise for incisive and expansive coverage of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, Jan. 8. From the new CNN Election Center in New York and from around the state of New Hampshire, lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer and CNN’s political team will guide the network’s special coverage.
CNN’s special programming will begin at 8 p.m. (ET)—following wall-to-wall politics on The Situation Room and Lou Dobbs Tonight—and run late into the night. The coverage will lead into a special edition of Larry King Live at midnight (ET) hosted by Larry King and featuring analysis and insight into the election results.
The CNN Election Center is the network’s new political nerve center located in CNN’s broadcast headquarters in New York. CNN’s team of statisticians and political analysts will pore over data and polling information to bring viewers the most accurate results as results come in. CNN’s new technology such as the “multi-touch” and enhanced graphics capabilities has led to a whole new way to visualize these races and combined with the network’s unsurpassed reporting and analysis made CNN the most-watched cable news network in all the key demos the night of the Iowa caucuses.
In addition, CNN will offer up-to-the minute reporting and analysis at CNNPolitics.com and on the CNN Political Ticker at www.CNN.com/ticker. CNN.com Live will have extended coverage of the results, with CNN.com’s Melissa Long anchoring coverage from the CNN Election Center in New York and CNN.com’s Nicole Lapin anchoring from Atlanta.
CNN Radio will provide live anchored coverage with Lisa Desjardins anchoring from New Hampshire. CNN Newsource will provide its affiliates access to on-site reports from correspondent Sean Callebs and Newsource RunningMate exclusive correspondent, Samantha Hayes.
Each month in 2008, CNN Student News will be “Talking Democracy” by introducing an election-year topic in the show and online. From caucus to convention and primary to poll, CNN Student News will break down these election-year concepts. Teachers, parents and students can find the CNN Student News program and its curriculum materials online at www.CNNStudentNews.com and on Headline News from Monday through Friday at 4 a.m. (ET)