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[11/07/06 - 04:37 PM]
ABC News' Plans for Election Night, November 7
The network's coverage expands to 90 minutes, pre-empting tonight's episode of "Help Me Help You."

[via press release from ABC]

*UPDATED PROGRAMMING NOTE*

ABC NEWS� PLANS FOR ELECTION NIGHT, NOVEMBER 7

Charles Gibson to Anchor �Vote 2006� from 9:30-11:00 p.m., ET and PT

Special Edition of �Nightline� to Air Live at 11:35 p.m., ET and PT

Programming update: ABC News will broadcast a live, 90-minute special on the 2006 mid-term elections, Tuesday, November 7 from 9:30-11:00 p.m., ET and 9:30-11:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Television Network. Charles Gibson will anchor the ABC News Election Night special, �Vote 2006,� from ABC News headquarters in New York. He will be joined by �This Week� anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos.

�Vote 2006� will report election results of key House, Senate and Gubernatorial races across the country. As polls close and updated vote counts become available, ABC News will broadcast four brief live updates with the latest results at the top and bottom of the hours from 8:00 p.m., ET/PT through 9:30 p.m., ET/PT.

Please note: �Help Me Help You� will return to its normally scheduled time period (Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m., ET) on November 28, 2006.

Mr. Gibson will also be joined on election night by a team of ABC News correspondents and analysts, including:

� Senior Political Correspondent Jake Tapper reporting from the key battleground state of Ohio, where there are highly watched Senate and Gubernatorial contests and pivotal House races. Tapper will also be on �ABC News Ballot Watch,� monitoring any voting discrepancies and irregularities, should they occur.

� GMA Weekend Co-Anchor Kate Snow reporting on what the 2006 mid-term results mean for the many potential candidates in the 2008 Presidential race.

� Senior White House Correspondent Martha Raddatz reporting from the White House.

� ABC News Political Commentator Cokie Roberts providing analysis and historical context.

� George Will, Donna Brazile and ABC News Political Director Mark Halperin providing analysis.

On election night, Terry Moran will anchor a special edition of �Nightline� at 11:35 p.m., ET and 11:35 p.m., PT. Charles Gibson and George Stephanopoulos will provide extensive election coverage during those �Nightline� broadcasts.

ABC News Now will produce continuous political news programming throughout Election Day, beginning at Noon ET. ABC News Now will have live anchored primetime coverage of the races with analysis and special guests. Additionally, viewers will have the opportunity to participate in coverage through �Be Seen and Be Heard,� which will feature viewers� comments and questions from around the country.

ABC News Now will also incorporate college and high school students' perspectives from across the country through their video cell phone, webcam and camcorder questions and comments sent in to ABCNEWS.com. ABC stations will provide live reports of the presidential race in their district on ABC News Now.

ABCNEWS.com will provide up to the minute results when the polls close.

ABC News Radio will provide extensive coverage of the mid-term elections. ABC News Radio correspondents will be following key races in Virginia and Ohio and from the ABC News decision desk. Analysis will be provided by ABC News Political Analyst Steve Roberts and ABC Radio Senior Analyst Fred Thompson.

NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, will be providing live reports for ABC affiliates and clients from Capitol Hill all day with ABC News correspondents Maya Kulycky and Andrea Canning.





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