Tuesday, November 4 at 6 p.m.
A tightly contested presidential campaign that has lasted two years finally draws to a close when Americans go the polls on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. NEWSHOUR anchor Jim Lehrer and senior correspondents Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, Ray Suarez, Jeffrey Brown, and Margaret Warner, and correspondent Kwame Holman provide extensive coverage of election night.
Judy Woodruff reports live from Obama’s election night headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Ray Suarez reports live from McCain’s election night headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. Gwen Ifill speaks with political analysts Amy Walter and Stuart Rothenberg, Margaret Warner gets perspective from THE NEWSHOUR’s panel of historians. Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR correspondents on the ground in key battleground states. Kwame Holman presents a NEWSHOUR feature using voter videos submitted via YouTube, "Video Your Vote."
The team includes analysts:
- Mark Shields, syndicated columnist
- David Brooks, New York Times columnist
- Amy Walter, editor-in-chief of the Hotline, National Journal‘s political daily
- Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report
- Michael Beschloss, presidential historian
- Richard Norton Smith, scholar-in-residence at George Mason University
- Peniel Joseph, professor, history and African-American studies at Brandeis University