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PBS Election Coverage Highlights

  • One Nation
    Explore issues around religion and politics affecting the U.S.

  • Interviews and Analysis
    Watch Tavis Smiley's interviews with politicians, experts and journalists from across the spectrum during the 2008 election season.

  • The First 100 Days
    Keep track of the challenges facing President Obama during the first months of the administration.

  • Dreams of Obama
    How did a little-known state senator rise from obscurity to the White House in just over four years? Interviews with those closest to the incoming president give insight on how Obama might lead the country.

  • Moyers on Politics
    Bill Moyers discusses the 2008 election with historians, journalists, and politicians.

  • Government and Politics
    Discover analysis on topics from women and politics to the credit crunch from the 2008 election.
Election Connection Blog
A Year on the Trail
This year we scoured the web to find the most relevant coverage of the 2008 election from journalists, photographers, artists, and engaged citizens all over the U.S. and the world.
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Featured Election Tools
These Vote 2008 tools from PBS' partners in public media can be added to your web site or social networking page.
They allow you to share information with friends, play games, take quizzes, and stay up-to-date on the news.
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Let's Get Political
Access, analyze, act! Take this quiz from PBS Teachers and find out how engaged you are with political and social issues.

Ask Your Lawmaker
Nelson N. from Richmond, Va. asks Congress: Why has no one suggested or established price controls for energy products, such as oil or gasoline?

Idea Generator: Health Care
"Find a balance between public and private health care." See ideas like this and share your own on how to tackle the challenge of health care in America.

Get My Vote
Students at Lawrence University have questions for President-elect Barack Obama. What's your take on the 2008 election?

You Decide
Should the Electoral College be reformed? Take this quiz and see how your responses compare to others.

Budget Hero
Play a game that lets you choose how tax dollars are spent.
Interactive NewsHour/NPR 2008 Election Map
Find election news from public broadcasting stations across the country, read analysis and predict the outcome of the general election.
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