Voting on the Weekends: Stay Tuned

By SteveK 

All three networks are abandoning their usual weekend programming to go political as residents in two states decide who should be President.

• Fox News special programming begins at 3pmET, with a two-hour edition of Weekend Live with Brian Wilson covering the Nevada caucus. At 5pmET, a You Decide 2008 special will air with Bret Baier as host, followed by a half hour Beltway Boys at 6pmET. From 6:30pm-9pm, Brit Hume will anchor a You Decide 2008 South Carolina Primary special. At 9pmET, a live Hannity and Colmes will air, followed by more results coverage with Baier anchoring.

• MSNBC blows out their day of docs for all-day election coverage. A special five-hour Morning Joe begins at 7amET, as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski go live from South Carolina. At 12pmET, Tim Russert will host a live installment of his MSNBC program, with more live coverage from 1pmET-6pmET. At 6pmET, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann will anchor coverage of the caucus and primary.


• The preliminary plan from CNN is for live coverage of the Nevada caucus from 12pmET-3pmET. Later that night, from 7pmET-10pmET, the results from the South Carolina Republican primary will be covered.

> Update: A more complete rundown of CNN’s schedule: Live political coverage begins at 7amET, and Wolf Blitzer takes over Nevada caucus coverage from 2-4pmET in the CNN Election Center. From 4-7pmET, Ballot Bowl returns, with uninterrupted coverage of the candidates. From 7-10pmET, S.C. primary coverage will take place, led again by Blitzer.