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TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I was looking to see if the debates were scheduled on BBC News or Parliament overnight (so far, no)

However, I did find this article while searching for information

https://www.apmdistribution.org/news/bbc/programs/docs-and-specials/2020-election.html
JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West
They are normally carried by BBC One and BBC News live then repeated on BBC Two the following morning
TM
TMD_24 Anglia (East) Look East
Good article here about some of the measures that are going to be taken on Election Night by US broadcasters.

https://www.politifact.com/article/2020/sep/20/best-practices-journalists-covering-2020-election-/
Does Graham Norton have Norton Security installed on his computer?
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AphroMan London London
Channel 4 showed the debates live last time (with Matt Frei presenting) - possible they will do so again.
BK
bkman1990 UTV Newsline
RTÉ News are currently doing a series of podcasts called States Of Mind which is about this year's U.S. Presidential Election.

https://www.rte.ie/news/states-of-mind/

It is also available to listen on Apple Podcasts & Spotify.

These series of podcasts are presented by RTÉ Washington Correspondent Brian O'Donovan & Jackie Fox.

A promo came up on the Six-One about it this evening. The new podcast has a new interview with the author of 'Rage' Bob Woodward today. What do you think of the logo? The use of the red, blue & white on it is perfect IMO.

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Last edited by bkman1990 on 23 September 2020 7:19pm - 3 times in total
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TMD_24 Anglia (East) Look East
Not shown on the Sky schedule yet but the CNN schedules suggest that coverage will be shown of the first debate on the 30th September (29th in the US) between 12am-8am UK time. Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett presenting between 12am-2am with the debate coverage for two hours between 2am-4am. Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Anderson Cooper, Dana Bash and Abby Philip will anchor between 4am-6am UK time with Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon anchoring between 6am-8am UK time.
Does Graham Norton have Norton Security installed on his computer?
BK
bkman1990 UTV Newsline
I just heard on RTÉ One's CA that The Late Late Show will have Dr. Anthony Fauci of the CDC as one of it's guests for tomorrow night. He will talk about the impact of Covid-19 in the U.S. & Trump's performance, which includes his handling of the current pandemic, during his presidential election campaign.
JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West
BBC have confirmed Andrew Neil to present election night, then he will leave the BBC
BR
Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
To be honest I don't really see the point in him hosting the US Election night. They've got more appropriate people to do that and should look forward rather than back.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JF
JF World News West Country (East) Points West
To be honest I don't really see the point in him hosting the US Election night. They've got more appropriate people to do that and should look forward rather than back.


Agree should be Katty, Hwu, Jon, Jeremy and Christian, with Reeta doing the TOTH News Summaries
Universal_r and AlfieMulcahy gave kudos
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AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
To be honest I don't really see the point in him hosting the US Election night. They've got more appropriate people to do that and should look forward rather than back.

I assume the main benefit in keeping Andrew on the US Election coverage from the BBCs perspective is that it provides a big name who can be in the states without causing issues with other programmes in order to meet the need to quarantine. While the US Election is undoubtedly a large story I doubt whether it is big enough for the BBC to want to effectively lose the availability of senior presenters for a couple of weeks either side if it is at all avoidable.
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Brekkie Recently warned Wales Wales Today
The big name though can host from the UK, and I don't really think the public strongly associate Andrew Neil with US politics. Fair point about the quarantine situation though as you're probably taking someone off other work for at least 6 weeks.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.

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