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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 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.


Airs Monday, September 26, 8 p.m. The First Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in New York. This debate will be moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt and our coverage will be anchored by All Things Considered host Robert Siegel.


Airs Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m. This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer Special Coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention Coverage. PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will anchor the special coverage, along with NPR host Rachel Martin. NPR’s National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Domenico Montanaro will be featured analysts. NPR’s Congressional Reporter Susan Davis will report from the floor along with PBS NewsHour’s Correspondents John Yang and Lisa Desjardins.