American Election 2008 - News Coverage

Discussions on news and breaking news events including, BBC News, ITV News, Sky News
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Post by Johnnie » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:57 pm

News Networks have started their coverage of the U.S. Elections. The first stop are the Caucuses in Iowa on January 3rd.



Election Night is on 4th November 2008.



John Irvine is in Iowa for ITV News.



Jeremy Thompson is the main man on the scene for Sky News. Michelle Clifford and Robert Nisbet are also covering this election.

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Post by scottish » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:13 pm

Iowa Caucuses - 2nd January 2008



BBC News

Jon Sopel, Justin Webb and Matthew Price in Des Moines



Sky News

Jeremy Thompson in Martensdale and Des Moines

Robert Nisbet in Indianola

Michelle Clifford reporting from Bevington

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Post by Peregrin » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:41 pm

Thanks for the pictures Johnnie, great ones.

He is so lovely there, but I hope he will not catch a cold while he doing his great work.

JT is so good in his profession, I think he is the best

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Post by Johnnie » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:11 am

Sky have already made a tweak to their graphics. They've changed the design at the end of the strap:

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Post by scottish » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:11 am

Yeah, Sky's US Election graphics are looking really good.



Jeremy Thompson, Michelle Clifford and Robert Nisbet all live from Des Moines on Sky News.



Jon Sopel, Matthew Price, Justin Webb, Matt Frei and Katty Kay on the BBC.


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Post by Johnnie » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:14 pm

CNN's coverage was pretty good last night, nice graphics and a election centre. Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper presenting the coverage.



So, Huckabee and Obama win the opening caucus and surprisingly John Edwards takes second place for the Democrats, leaving Clinton in third.



Late runner Fred Thompson takes third behind Mitt Romney for the Republicans. McCain ends the night in 4th place.



Still plenty of time to go, The first official primary takes place on Tuesday 8th January from New Hampshire.

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Post by Johnnie » Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:24 pm

Fox News has a election car. In a piece called Election Link, Carl Cameron is driving from location to location in New Hampshire. He's currently in Bedford, NH.



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Chris Wallace will have a 2 hour special tomorrow on Fox from 4-6pm ET/9-11GMT.



I'm surprised ITV News only has one correspondent covering the U.S. election, maybe with no news channel, they only need one. I guess James Mates or someone alike will fly over to cover 'Super Duper Tuesday' on 5th Feb.



Today, John Irvine asked Hilary a few questions while she was signing autographs, she answered and thanked John for covering their elections. BBC correspondent Justin Webb also asked questions which fell on deaf ears.

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Post by scottish » Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:27 pm

Where is JT this evening? Is he in Manchester, New Hampshire yet? I haven't got access to a television at the moment.



I saw Jon Sopel was there earlier on BBC News 24.

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Post by Johnnie » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:23 pm

John McCain wins the Republican vote according to CNN and Fox - Romney in second place.



CNN is predicting that John Edwards will finish in third place for the Democrats. NBC saying Clinton has won the Democrat vote.



CNN's Election studio is quite impressive. I'm currently working on a Election subsite for the main site, I'll post some CNN images there.

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