PBS NewsHour Announces Election 2020 Special Coverage Plans

Arlington, VA (Updated October 26, 2020) — PBS NewsHour will present live Election 2020 special coverage on Tuesday, November 3, starting at 6 pm ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). NewsHour’s regular broadcast and the NewsHour West update will both be pre-empted by the special.

Managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor special programming from the NewsHour studio in Arlington, VA, with PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and The Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter in studio. Joining NewsHour’s coverage remotely will be White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor at the White House; national correspondent John Yang at the Biden/Harris Election Day campaign location; correspondent and PBS NewsHour West anchor Stephanie Sy in Arizona; national correspondent William Brangham; foreign affairs and defense correspondent Nick Schifrin; senior digital political reporter Dan Bush in Pennsylvania; PBS NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jeff Greenfield; Washington Week moderator and managing editor Robert Costa; syndicated columnist Mark Shields; and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Additional guests include: 

Gary Abernathy
Washington Post contributing columnist

Joel Benenson
Pollster and 2016 Clinton campaign chief strategist

Michael Beschloss
Presidential historian

Jonathan Capehart
Washington Post columnist

Daniel Garza
LIBRE Initiative president and former George W. Bush administration staffer

Errin Haines
The 19th editor-at-large

Nina Jankowicz
Wilson Center fellow

Eliana Johnson
Free Beacon editor-in-chief

Patricia Lopez
Star Tribune editorial writer

Tammy Patrick
Democracy Fund senior adviser

Nate Persily
Stanford University law professor 

Katie Walsh
Republican National Committee senior adviser 

The special will also include extensive reporting from several PBS reporters around the country in battleground states and key senate race locations. 

In addition to its broadcast on PBS stations, the coverage will stream across PBS NewsHour’s digital and social platforms, including:

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