Tuesday, October 2, 2012
CNN to Provide Extensive Coverage for ‘Debate Night in America’
CNN will air the presidential debates between President Obama and Gov. Romney on Oct. 3, 16 and 22 and vice presidential debate between Vice President Biden and Rep. Ryan on Oct. 11. In Washington, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and John King, along with Erin Burnett and the Oct. 16 debate moderator Candy Crowley live from Denver, will lead the network’s coverage beginning at 7 p.m. The network’s coverage will include expert analysis, political fact checks and elements to determine which candidate emerged from the debate on top.
Candy Crowley, who was selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to moderate the Oct. 16 town hall-style face-off, will co-anchor coverage on Oct. 3 from inside the debate hall in Denver, the host city for the first debate. Also in Denver, anchor Erin Burnett will be joined by a group of undecided Colorado voters to monitor and measure their reactions throughout the evening. Chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin and national political correspondent Jim Acosta will report from the debate and bring viewers instant reaction from the Spin Room upon conclusion of the debate.
In Washington, the “reality check” team of anchor John Berman and correspondent Tom Foreman will fact check both the candidates’ claims and explain campaign issues pre- and post-debate. At the “Magic Wall,” chief national correspondent John King will offer a closer look at the state of the race and what is at stake as the candidates head into the debate.
Chief political analyst Gloria Borger and senior political analyst David Gergen will be joined in Washington by CNN contributors from across the political spectrum to offer analysis and first impressions post-debate. In addition, during the 11 p.m. hour, CNN and ORC International will reveal the results of a poll of viewers across the country who watched the debate.
Posted by The ATC Team at 8:00 AM