Georgia Public Broadcasting is continuing its reputation of providing in-depth, quality news and public affairs programming for Georgians by offering national and statewide local Election Night coverage across multiple content platforms - GPB Radio, http://www.gpb.org/, GPB Television, and its new digital television channel GPB Knowledge.
From 9 PM – Midnight, GPB Television will carry special PBS Election Night coverage from The NewsHour with anchor Jim Lehrer and senior correspondents Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, Ray Suarez, Jeffrey Brown and Margaret Warner and correspondent Kwame Holman, including live reports from the election night headquarters of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. During the NewsHour election coverage from 9 PM – Midnight on GPB Television, GPB will provide local updates during each hour of broadcast.
GPB’s new digital channel, GPB Knowledge, will broadcast Georgia Votes 2008 from 9 PM to Midnight. GPB Television’s David Zelski will anchor the program and be joined in the studio by GPB Radio News Director Susanna Capelouto to provide in-depth coverage and analysis with political experts.
Confirmed guests for Georgia Votes 2008 include Chuck Clay, former state senate republican leader, co-founder of the Internet news site Insider Advantage and partner with the law firm Brock, Clay, Calhoun & Rogers; former democratic congressman Buddy Darden, now serving with the law firm McKenna, Long& Aldridge; Arnold Fleischmann, Ph.D, of The University of Georgia’s political science department; Desiree Pedescleaux, Ph.D, of Spelman College’s political science department; and Stephanie Ramage, news editor with The Sunday Paper, an Atlanta publication.
GPB Radio will broadcast election coverage from 7 PM to Midnight in partnership with Atlanta’s WABE 90.1 FM and NPR. GPB Radio’s Rickey Bevington will be joined in the studio by WABE’s Charles Edwards to provide the most up-to-date local coverage. GPB -Radio will have reporters in Macon, Savannah, Augusta, Athens and throughout metro Atlanta to bring viewers and listeners updates on local races. In addition, Bevington and Edwards will provide content for Georgia Votes 2008, and the program will be streamed live on GPB’s website at www.gpb.org/election.