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Sky Announces Election Coverage

Sky News has today announced its coverage details for the up and coming U.S. elections.

Sky’s main election programme starts at 11pm on Tuesday 4th November 2008, Presented by Jeremy Thompson in New York. Adam Boulton will provide full analysis from Washington. Martin Stanford will keep us up-to-date with poll results, swing states and other developing stories from a state-of-the-art touch screen and Andrew Wilson will host an election night BBQ in the Sky News White House.

U.S. Correspondents, Michelle Clifford and Robert Nisbet will follow the two Candidates on their campaigns. Michelle will broadcast on election night from Barack Obama’s state of Illinois and Robert from John McCains state of Arizona.

Dermot Murnaghan well spend time in Indiana – a new key swing state – before moving on for Chicago. Anna Botting will be positioned on the west coast in San Francisco.

Adam and Jeff will also present from Stateside. Adam Boulton will present Sunday Live (2nd Nov.) from Miami Florida. Jeff Randall will be discussing big business issues on the eve of the election.

Sky News Unplugged will come live every weeknight from 27th October from the Miami.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, said: “This is one of the biggest overseas operations Sky News has ever put on and we will be bringing viewers election coverage and analysis from exciting backdrops and interesting locations, outside of the beltway and offering a view from the real America, outside of Washington. The White House in Miami will provide us with a unique location to bring coverage and insight from the heart of a crucial swing state.

Updated: Tuesday 21 October 2008

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