Here’s Your Guide to Election Night Coverage

By Mark Joyella 

bush-gore-hanging-chad-floridaThe cable and broadcast news networks will roll out election night sets, gizmos, and all-hands-on-deck teams tonight as midterm voters go to the polls. And for some races, it could be a late night.

TVNewser will be live blogging all night long covering the coverage, so send us your tips, observations, social media discoveries and screenshots.

Full network-by-network coverage plans, and links to our reports on each network’s lineups of analysts, after the jump.

ABC News will have George Stephanopoulos as anchor, with uninterrupted digital coverage beginning at 7 p.m. In addition, the network plans two live one-hour “Your Voice, Your Vote” programs to air on ABC at 10:00 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. PT.

“The Daily Show” will be in Austin, Texas for “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess”.

CBS News will pair “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley and “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell for hourly updates at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., followed by a one-hour election special at 10:00 p.m.

Fox News Channel will again turn to Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly as lead anchors of the channel’s election night coverage, which will carry the “America’s Election HQ” title. Coverage on FNC will begin at 6 p.m. ET, and include cross-platform coverage on Fox digital platforms.

NBC News will provide two one-hour primetime specials on election night, led by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams. Coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET, and continues online at 11 p.m. with a live “digital-exclusive” program through midnight.

Univision will produce hourly “Destino 2014″ updates from 4 p.m. ET through 2 a.m. ET, with special editions of Univision’s national newscast, “Noticiero Univision” airing from the network’s “Election Center” in Miami at 6:30 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET.

MSNBC will turn to Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews to host coverage of the midterm elections, under the title “Vote 2014!” Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET.

“PBS NewsHour” anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will lead the NewsHour’s online and on-air election coverage. NewsHour will have special editions at 6 p.m. ET, with updated broadcasts at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

CNN will turn to Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper–along with the Empire State Building–to headline the network’s election night coverage, dubbed “Election Night in America.” The network will begin coverage at 5 p.m. ET, with Blitzer and Cooper joined by CNN’s Jake Tapper and John King, who will take his usual spot at the “CNN Magic Wall.”

Bloomberg‘s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will lead election night coverage, dubbed “Election All-Nighter” which begins at 5 p.m. ET with a special edition of “With All Due Respect.” Primetime coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET.

Fox Business Network will turn to anchor and managing editor Neil Cavuto for coverage. “Special Report: 2014 Midterm Elections” begins with a special report at 8 p.m. ET, alongside Maria Bartiromo. At 9 p.m., Cavuto will be joined by “Lou Dobbs Tonight” host Lou Dobbs.

Fusion’s Nando Vila and Kal Penn will lead the network’s election night coverage, dubbed “Midterm Mayhem.” A two-hour “Election Night–The Final Smackdown” will air from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., ET. The special will also stream live on Fusion.net and YouTube.

Yahoo will host a special elections program beginning at 5 p.m. ET with a live blog and post-election livestream coverage anchored by Katie Couric. She’ll be joined by David Gregory, Politico’s Mike Allen, and Matt Bai.

Al Jazeera America will begin Election Night coverage at 7 p.m. ET with John Siegenthaler. He’ll be joined by Tony Harris and Ali Velshi. Coverage runs through 2 a.m. ET.

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