CNN released more information on the coverage leading up to Thursday's debate. Here's a breakdown:
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
|8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ET)|
John Roberts hosts CNN Election Center from Austin
Thursday, February 21, 2008
|6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (ET)|
CNN’s American Morning will broadcast from the University of Texas campus with John Roberts co-anchoring from Austin and Kiran Chetry co-anchoring from New York
|8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (ET)/7p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (CT)|
Democratic presidential debate
Moderator: Campbell Brown
Panelists: John King & Jorge Ramos
On CNN, on CNN International, and stream live on CNN.com
CNN.com Live will provide extended coverage with Melissa Long co-anchoring from Austin and Reggie Aqui co-anchoring from the CNN.com Live studio in Atlanta.
For the debate, CNN Radio will provide live coverage for affiliates and CNN.com anchored by Lisa Desjardins and Steve Kastenbaum.
CNN Radio will also produce a half-hour, pre-debate program.
CNN Newsource will provide its affiliates access to live reports on-site from “RunningMate” exclusive correspondent Samantha Hayes.
|11:30 p.m. (ET)/10:30 p.m. (CT)||On the Univision Network, on Univision.com and on RadioCadena, Univision’s AM radio network (in Spanish) the debate will be rebroadcast.|
Friday, February 22, 2008
|Midnight to 3 a.m. (ET)|
On CNN and on CNN International- a replay of the debate and post-debate program
|6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (ET)||CNN’s American Morning will broadcast from the University of Texas campus with John Roberts co-anchoring from Austin and Kiran Chetry co-anchoring from New York.|
|10 a.m. to noon. (ET)||Headline News will re-air the debate|
This past weekend, you could find several of the CNN anchors and journalists on hand for the NBA All Star weekend in New Orleans. Below are a few excerpts from an article that ran in this morning's The Times Picayune. Dave Walker spoke with both Wolf Blitzer and John King while they were in town. You can read the full article here.
The dudes from Barenaked Ladies, it turned out, are devoted "Sit Room" loyalists.
After meeting Blitzer at a pre-concert reception Saturday, they later led the House of Blues crowd in a call-and-response name-check of Blitzer, a CNN stalwart since 1990.
"They saw I was there, and they had a little fun with 'Wolf Blitzer,'" said Wolf Blitzer, after wrapping Sunday's live two-hour "Late Edition." "They're all from Toronto, and I'm from Buffalo (N.Y.), and we talked a little bit about that.
Also in town for the All-Star festivities on Time-Warner's dime was John King, CNN's chief national correspondent and master manipulator of the Multi-Touch Collaboration Wall.
If you don't know what that is, you're not among the huge numbers Blitzer said are plugging into CNN's political coverage.
The wall, developed by a New York company named Perceptive Pixel, is the breakout media star of the campaign so far.
It's basically a giant iPhone screen -- touch-sensitive and fronting enough computing power to allow King -- or whoever's poking it at an individual moment -- to zoom, squeeze and whoosh through maps and graphics.
"My son jokes with me... that he actually likes what I do now," King said. "But I'm a little worried about it, because the cab driver who brought me here today said, 'I love that map board.' It's obviously connecting with people in a way beyond what I would've thought.
"It scares me a little bit because I don't want it to become a gimmick. There are a lot of things in television that are for show and not for tell. I think this is great show and tell. You can use the technology to bring some of the nuts-and-bolts of it closer to people."