NPR News Specials

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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.

NPR News will present live Special Coverage at 1100 CT to cover developments in Orlando, where a gunman has killed at least 50 people in the worst mass shooting in this nation's history.  Coverage will be hosted by Linda Wertheimer and David Greene with analysis and reports from NPR correspondents, and the latest press conferences and developments as they occur. 

Airs Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.   Join NPR’s Audie Cornish and Scott Detrow for special coverage of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island primaries. We'll have interviews with news makers, and we'll travel to each campaign as well as analysis from the NPR new team and expert from the field. 

Airs Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. Ari Shapiro and Rachel Martin will host the March 15 election Special. Primaries are held in 5 states that day: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.

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Airs Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Join us for special live coverage of Super Tuesday results. Ari Shapiro and Rachel Martin will host the Super Tuesday Special. Primaries and caucuses are held in these states and territories on that day: Alabama, Alaska (GOP), American Samoa (DEM), Arkansas, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming (GOP).

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Airs Thursday, February 11, at 8 p.m. NPR News will provide live anchored, special coverage of the PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This will be the first debate among the Democratic candidates following the New Hampshire Primaries.