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NPR Special Coverage of breaking news stories and special political events such as the State of the Union Address, primaries, elections, and other important events that affect our community and nation.

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Airs Sunday, December 11, at 6 p.m. When young adults set out to pick a college back in 2010 and 2011, they were making a decision of a lifetime amid big financial obstacles: soaring tuition and the great recession. And as they progressed through their college careers, a debate over the value of college grew louder.

Airs Tuesday, November 8, at 7 p.m. NPR News and Red River Radio bring you complete Election night coverage of the 2016 General Election. NPR hosts Robert Siegel, Audie Cornish, Rachel Martin, and Ari Shapiro will co-host our Special Coverage from NPR headquarters in Washington, DC.  The program will feature speeches, newsmaker interviews, reports from candidate sites, and analysis from NPR's Political Team.Throughout the night, the NPR politics team will provide live updates on election returns and analysis of the results.

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Airs Wednesday, October 19, at 8 p.m. Presidential Debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Airs Sunday, October 9, at 8 p.m. The second Presidential Debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri will be moderators by ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The second presidential debate will take the form of a town hall meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. There will be two moderators: ABC’s Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

Airs Tuesday, October 4, at 8 p.m. NPR News will provide live, anchored special coverage and analysis of the Vice Presidential Debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.  The debate will be moderated by CBS’ Elaine Quijano. All Things Considered host Robert Siegel will anchor the debate Special Coverage.

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