Mara Liasson

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Airs Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 7 p.m.  NPR and WNYC present a special hour of coverage to set up this important moment in President Trump’s early presidency. This coverage is intended to provide listeners with context for the night’s speech by placing the speech inside the framework of America in a time of seismic change. This special will be a one-hour call-in program hosted by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and featuring conservative commentator and talk radio host Charlie Sykes. 

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.

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.

Airs Tuesday, February 9, at 7 p.m. Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish will host the New Hampshire special. Our coverage will feature candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, and analysis from NPR’s National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Washington Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving and Political Director Domenico Montanaro, along with polling insights from Democratic Pollster Anna Greenberg of Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research and Republican Pollster Patrick Ruffini of Echelon Insights.

Airs Monday, February 1, at 8 p.m. Join NPR hosts Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish for NPR News Special Coverage of the Iowa Caucuses. Our coverage will feature candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, and updates from NPR correspondents at key candidate headquarters. 

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