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US ELECTIONS 2020 Coverage

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headliner101 West Country (West) Points West
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Bumping this thread as CNN are doing special coverage of the Electoral College vote on Monday which forms part of finalising the election result with the A-Team of Wolf, Anderson and Jake from 3pm UK time. Presumably it means that Connect The World won't be on that day and it will be a domestic simulcast all day from there.

I take it US broadcasters show extensive coverage like this every year?


Appears this started officially at 2pm UK but it's exclusive to domestic for the first two hours before International simulcasts domestic at 4pm.





Watching these events had the feel of a UK general election night when everyone had an idea of what the final results would likely look like (thanks to the exit polls released at 22.00), and the announcements at the electoral college venues being like the returning officer declaring the results in public. Sometimes, these key declarations were broadcast on tape-delay.
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Mouseboy33
I take it US broadcasters show extensive coverage like this every year?



It was interesting to see. I cant ever remember it being covered before. They would usually mention that this process is taking place and then would announce briefly its been completed. But they havent covered it in any significant way. But I guess because there is a mentally unstable psychotic orange clown in the White House, who cant accept reality, the coverage of this process was partially necessary.
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TM
TMD_24 Anglia (East) Look East
Yeah I imagine they showed it this year to show that the process was legitimate and part of how the president is confirmed. I'd probably expect CNN will heavily cover the January 6th joint house sitting where there will probably some Republicans picking for a fight but ultimately it will finally confirm the last hurdle to Biden becoming president.
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Have any details been announced for BBC News President Biden: The Inauguration, normally carried by BBC One but would clash with time of Downing St Briefing.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
You're assuming there is a briefing that day, and also if there were if they'd schedule it against it. If they do clash the news of the day will determine what airs where as it always does - either could be shown on BBC2 or BBC News instead.
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You're assuming there is a briefing that day, and also if there were if they'd schedule it against it. If they do clash the news of the day will determine what airs where as it always does - either could be shown on BBC2 or BBC News instead.

IF there is a briefing
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TMD_24 Anglia (East) Look East
Unless there is any major announcement then at most, any COVID briefing should be on BBC2.
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Steve Williams
IF there is a briefing


Yes, and given Boris Johnson made reference to interrupting Cars 3 in his press conference about the Brexit deal (not that he actually was), it's clear Downing Street has one eye on the TV schedules when they decide to do a briefing, so probably wouldn't do one if attention was clearly going to be elsewhere.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
IF there is a briefing


Yes, and given Boris Johnson made reference to interrupting Cars 3 in his press conference about the Brexit deal (not that he actually was), it's clear Downing Street has one eye on the TV schedules when they decide to do a briefing, so probably wouldn't do one if attention was clearly going to be elsewhere.


More like Boris was actually watching the movie, and had to be dragged away to host the conference
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Pretty obvious they aren't fans of Pointless, otherwise they wouldn't keep scheduling them at 5pm forcing Armstrong and Osman over to BBC Two, although in doing that they're only displacing Flog It which is a) out of production anyway and b) in the case of the episode scheduled today, was first seen in 2016.

But of course important news and briefings waits for no man so if they need to do one they'll do one regardless of what gets displaced in the schedule, as its not their problem if Pointless gets shunted off somewhere else. Its obviously done at 5pm so it can take centre stage on the 6pm/6:30pm news.
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Confirmed BBC News: President Biden: The Inauguration 16:00 BBC One 20th January continuing on BBC News at 18:00
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Confirmed BBC News: President Biden: The Inauguration 16:00 BBC One 20th January continuing on BBC News at 18:00


Apparently the same as the last inauguration. BBC One took it until 6pm. This kind of event should run like clockwork, so I'd assume 2 hours is adequate.

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