PBS NewsHour Plans Special Broadcast and Multi-platform Midterm Election Coverage on November 4th, 2014

Majority control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance this November and, as voters head to the polls on Election Day, viewers can count on PBS NewsHour for results, context and analysis. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will co-anchor the NewsHour’s online and on-air coverage, reporting on the latest updates as polls close across the country.  Throughout the evening, the PBS NewsHour politics team and an array of special guests will provide in-depth reports, extensive analysis and live results.


6pm ET/ 7pm ET/ 9pm ET (Check local listings) – PBS NewsHour, hosted by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, providing live coverage of the midterm elections. The broadcast will air at 6pm ET, with updated, live programs again at 7pm ET and 9pm ET (on-air where made available by PBS member stations or live-streamed online at www.pbs.org/newshour).   The programming will include the live, updated results from Senate, House and gubernatorial races as well as updates on voter turnout and ballot initiatives.

11pm ET – A special, 30-minute election night broadcast produced by the PBS NewsHour and hosted by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff airing across PBS. The special report will feature the latest news from races around the country, contributions from reporters in several PBS stations and a team of the best political analysts on television.  Contributors will include PBS NewsHour senior correspondent and weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, columnist and former presidential speechwriter Michael Gerson, political analysts Amy Walter and Stu Rothenberg, the NewsHour’s own Domenico Montanaro and Lisa Desjardins, and more.


6pm ET – 11:30pm ET –Continuous, live-streaming coverage with the latest results and analysis from PBS NewsHour and a wealth of additional election-related content. Available at www.pbs.org/newshour and www.ustream.tv/pbsnewshour.

The NewsHour’s website will also feature:

  • Election Live Blog- A dynamic live blog pulling in reports and updates from all over the U.S.  Updates will also be published to the NewsHour’s many social media streams (including http://www.facebook.com/newshour and www.twitter.com/newshour). Follow along at #PBSelections.
  • Live Election Results: Senate, House and gubernatorial race results will be updated in real-time in our interactive election center. You will also be able to browse maps, real-time balance of power graphics and state-by-state returns.

PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BAE Systems and BNSF with additional support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit www.facebook.com/newshour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.