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Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor
PBS NEWSHOUR special coverage of Super Tuesday

 In addition to regular broadcast, a 30 minute special airs Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 11 pm ET (check local listings)

The next critical test for Republican Presidential hopefuls comes on Super Tuesday, March 6th  when 419 delegates will be at stake in contests in 10 states.  Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will co-anchor PBS Newshour coverage of the primaries and caucuses from Alaska to Virginia in the regular broadcast and in a 30 minute special airing Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 11 pm ET (check local listings).  

Tune in for the latest results as the polls close across the country.  Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Television will report from the statehouse in Columbus on that battleground state.   NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Stuart Rothenberg, Editor and  Publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report will dissect election results using our Vote 2012 Map Center.  Plus, we’ll have analysis from syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson.

PBS Newshour’s extensive election coverage is available online at the PBS NEWSHOUR Politics page www.pbs.org/newshour/politics where visitors will find:

  • streaming video of candidate speeches
  • calendar listing all the primary dates
  • detailed information on the January and February contests
  • interactive map center with results and demographic data for each state
  • election-related stories from PBS Newshour and our public broadcasting colleagues.

PBS NEWSHOUR is seen by over 5 million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets and via podcast. The program is produced in association with WETA Washington, D.C., and WNET.org in New York. Major corporate funding for the PBS NEWSHOUR is provided by BNSF with additional support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

                                 
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