CTV News Announces 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Coverage
Late last week, CTV News announced its plans for expansive coverage of the U.S. Presidential Election nextÂ Tuesday, Nov. 6. As Americans head to the polls to elect their leader, CTV News correspondents and panels of experts are preparing to take Canadians through the results and their effect on Canada. Helmed by CTV Newsâ€™ Chief Anchor, Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News is election central as the entire news division reports the election story.
CTV Newsâ€™ U.S. Presidential Election coverage
CTV NATIONAL NEWS
Beginning Monday and continuing on Election Day, CTVÂ NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMMEÂ originates from Washington, DC.Â LaFlammeÂ sits down with U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson; Washington Bureau ChiefPaul WorkmanÂ reports from Obama Headquarters in Chicago; and Washington CorrespondentÂ Joy MalbonÂ reports from Romney Headquarters in Boston. CTV Newsâ€™Â Todd BattisÂ will be in storm-stricken New Jersey, reporting on how the voter turnout went in that state, and L.A. Bureau ChiefÂ Tom WaltersÂ will be watching how the western states vote, from Los Angeles. Based in Washington throughout the election,Â Omar SachedinaÂ brings viewers the big picture for CTV Local News broadcasts while also reporting forÂ CTV NATIONAL NEWS.
Viewers can count on CTVâ€™sÂ CANADA AMÂ on Election Day to cover all the morningâ€™s news affecting the election, and providing a full analysis of the results on Wednesday morning.
QUESTION PERIODâ€™sÂ Kevin NewmanÂ looks ahead to next weekâ€™s election and welcomes Canadaâ€™s Ambassador to the U.S., Gary Doer, to discuss how the results will affect Canada and its economy thisÂ Sunday, Nov. 4Â atÂ 11 a.m. ETÂ onCTV. Also, political punditsÂ David FrumÂ andÂ Stefan HankinÂ weigh in from Washington with their predictions.
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ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE: AMERICA DECIDES
CTV News Channelâ€™s specialÂ ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE: AMERICA DECIDESÂ begins atÂ 8 p.m. ETÂ on Election Day. Hosted by CTV Newsâ€™Â Seamus Oâ€™Regan, CTV News Channelâ€™s coverage featuresÂ Marcia MacMillanÂ reporting the latest votes as each U.S. state decides;Â Michael HainsworthÂ covering social media connected to the election as he monitors tweets from Obama headquarters, the Romney camp, and what all the stakeholders are saying;Mercedes StephensonÂ reports live from Washington; and CTV News correspondentsÂ Paul WorkmanÂ andÂ Joy MalbonÂ report from Democrat and Republican Headquarters.
The special broadcast will also feature a panel of experts discussing all the issues at stake. CTV News Channelâ€™s foremost political commentatorÂ Scott ReidÂ is joined by Katie Robinette, a former Republican campaign organizer, and Washington Times contributorÂ Michael Taube.
Throughout the special coverage on Election Day,Â POWER PLAYâ€™sÂ Don Martinwelcomes guests including the U.S. Ambassador live from the election viewing party at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, and provides commentary and insight into the relationship between Canada and the U.S.
Leading up to Election Day, users can visitÂ CTVNews.ca/USelectionÂ for the latest news and election buzz. Then on election night, viewers can watch a live stream of coverage atÂ CTVNews.caÂ and share their thoughts using the hashtag #CTVElection.
CP24 offers comprehensive live election news with a local Toronto spin throughout the day on Tuesday. The eveningâ€™s special coverage begins atÂ 8 p.m., hosted byÂ Kyle ChristieÂ andÂ Jee-Yun LeeÂ and featuring CP24â€™sÂ Stephen LeDrew, veteran political and public affairs advisorÂ Robin Sears, and journalist and commentatorÂ Tasha Kheriddin.
From policy to markets, BNN focuses on what the outcome of the Presidential Election could mean to investments. On Election Day atÂ 5 p.m.Â andÂ 7 p.m. ET, special guests onÂ MARKET SENSEÂ withÂ Catherine MurrayÂ andÂ Randy CassincludeÂ John Hudak, Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer from Harris Private Bank. Then, for day-after follow-up onWednesday, Nov. 7, BNN follows market reaction and monitors if companies will be changing their approach to dealing with the White House.