2014 midterm elections TV coverage

Tuesday, Nov. 4, is the date of the 2014 midterm elections in the United States (do vote if you’re able!). With control of the Senate, as well as a number of governorships, at stake, this year’s midterms are of great interest to citizens and political junkies alike.

Several news (and one non-news) outlets will be covering the 2014 midterm elections on Nov. 4. Here are some places to watch for analysis and results; all times Eastern unless otherwise noted.

ABC — Nov. 4 at 6:30pm. This year, instead of separate digital and network election broadcasts, ABC News will feature one program across digital and broadcast, with the same personalities. Live coverage will be led by George Stephanopoulos from 7pm-2am online at ABCNews.com, with the ABC television network simulcasting two one-hour special reports at 10pm ET and 10pm PT, with hourly updates at 7, 8, 9, and 11pm, and 12am. The TV network’s Election Night coverage kicks off with a special edition of World News Tonight with David Muir at 6:30pm. Beginning at 7pm, Stephanopoulos will anchor live coverage from ABC News Election Headquarters in Times Square in New York. He will also be joined by Diane Sawyer, David Muir, Jonathan Karl, Martha Raddatz, Dan Harris and Alicia Menendez. ABC contributors Matthew Dowd, Donna Brazile, David Plouffe, William Kristol and Nicolle Wallace will provide analysis live from Election Headquarters. They will be joined on the air by ABC News veteran political journalist Cokie Roberts in Washington, DC. In addition, ABC News will report live from its ABC stations, polling places and election headquarters across the country. ABC’s Ron Claiborne, Jeff Zeleny, Cecilia Vega, Tom Llamas and Linsey Davis will be on location, with results and reaction on the ground, traveling to key races. The team from FiveThirtyEight, led by founder and Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver, will live blog and join Stephanopoulos and the ABC News team, adding context as the results come in. Additionally, ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and veteran pollster Gary Langer and team will break down the polls throughout the night. Special live editions of Nightline anchored by Dan Harris will air at 12:35am and 3:35am. This Week with George Stephanopoulos will preview Election Day races on Sunday, November 2. Good Morning America will report the latest on all the results on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Al Jazeera America — Nov. 4 at 7pm. Al Jazeera America will have live election night coverage until 2am, with four studios in New York and Washington, D.C., and eight reporter teams live across the nation and reporting from three teams overseas. “America Votes 2014” election night coverage will begin at 7pm with anchor John Seigenthaler in NYC. He will be joined by Tony Harris, who will lead a diverse panel of experts who will put results into context for Americans. In studio also joining Seigenthaler is Ali Velshi, who will take a look at the important role that money has played in this election. Stephanie Sy, David Shuster, Michael Shure and James Bays will also be live from New York. Live from Washington D.C. will be Joie Chen, Mike Viqueira and Wajahat Ali. Live remotes from Al Jazeera America’s correspondents: Robert Ray from Atlanta, Heidi Zhou Castro from Texas, Melissa Chan from Berkeley, CA, Randall Pinkston from New Orleans, Libby Casey from Louisville, Ash-har Quraishi from Iowa, Allen Schauffler from Seattle and Bisi Onile-Ere from Detroit. Correspondent Nick Schifrin will be live from the Middle East along with Rory Challands in Moscow and reports from Asia. Special election day programming will include encores of Midterms, the three-episode documentary series from AJ Schnack about the 2014 American midterm elections and some of the most hotly contested political races in the country. Midterms part one will air at 1pm followed by part two at 2pm and part three at 3pm. Chronicling four bellwether races in three swing states – Iowa, Colorado and North Carolina — Midterms is a portrait of the campaigns, issues and individuals in the year’s most heated political races. AJ Schnack, who directed the 2013 film Caucus about the 2011-12 Republican race in the Iowa Caucus, gained unprecedented access to the candidates and their staffs, going inside races that have the potential for political upsets that could predict the national mood come November 2014.

Bloomberg TV — Nov. 4 at 5pm. A special one-hour edition of With All Due Respect, hosted by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, kicks off 2014 midterm elections coverage across Bloomberg platforms. Starting at 7pm, Halperin and Heilemann will anchor primetime coverage from Bloomberg Election Headquarters in New York, joined by Bloomberg’s election night panel of the country’s top strategists, including Kim Alfano, Bill Burton, Lanhee Chen, Fred Davis, Patti Solis Doyle, Anita Dunn, Michael Feldman and John Sununu. Bloomberg View’s Al Hunt and J. Ann Selzer of Selzer & Co. will also join for analysis. Throughout the night, Bloomberg correspondents will be reporting from key locations around the country, including Washington, D.C., Colorado and Kentucky.

C-SPAN — Nov. 4 at 8pm. C-SPAN, C-SPAN Radio and C-SPAN.org will feature election night coverage including results from House, Senate and governor races across the country; candidate victory and concessions speeches in key races that will determine control of the Senate; and voter reaction via calls, tweets and Facebook comments. In-studio experts discuss prospects for the control of Congress, joined by local political reporters from around the country analyzing key races. Steve Scully and Susan Swain will moderate C-SPAN’s coverage throughout the evening as key races are decided. C-SPAN’s election season partnership with local cable and broadcast stations will allow up to 20 feeds from stations around the country to show candidate speeches.

CBS — Nov. 4 at 6:30pm. CBS’ Election Night coverage begins on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley. Pelley and Norah O’Donnell will then lead the primetime coverage, with updates throughout the evening as polls close at 7pm ET/PT, 8pm ET/PT and 9pm ET/PT. Following these updates, there will be a special one-hour broadcast at 10pm ET/PT. Pelley and O’Donnell will be joined by Bob Schieffer, Charlie Rose, Gayle King, Anthony Mason, Bill Whitaker, Nancy Cordes,  John Dickerson and CBS News correspondents around the county. CBSNews.com will live-stream the network’s coverage and feature up-to-the-minute results.

CNBC — Nov. 4. CNBC will be doing on-air updates of election results throughout the night with CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood live from CNBC Global Headquarters. CNBC.com will be updating the site with election results all night and feature a live blog of election developments and details. The live blog will feature commentary from CNBC Digital newsgathering staff and CNBC network talent.

CNN — Nov. 4 at 5pm. Anchors Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will headline the network’s coverage, along with chief Washington correspondent and anchor Jake Tapper providing political expertise and analysis on gubernatorial projections and candidate speeches throughout the evening. Chief national correspondent John King will once again utilize the “CNN Magic Wall” (along with a new online complement called “My CNN Magic Wall”), featuring new advancements that include improved visual performance and graphics customized to communicate data results in real-time. Kicking off the day’s election coverage, Early Start anchors John Berman and Christine Romans will begin special coverage at 5am, followed by New Day with Chris Cuomo, Michaela Pereira and Alisyn Camerota at 6am. Throughout the day, more than two dozen reporters will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at where voters cast their ballots and where the votes are counted. Viewers will also get a peek inside campaign headquarters across the country of more than a dozen candidates. Chief political analyst Gloria Borger and senior political analyst David Gergen will join the team to provide in-depth analysis as exit polls are released and projections are made. In addition, chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash and chief political correspondent Candy Crowley will offer their campaign experience and insight late into the evening. Bash will also have rare access inside the war rooms at both the RNC and the DNC as the political parties track results and data from around the country. CNN’s weekly host Michael Smerconish will provide thoughtful insights during the network’s coverage. CNN’s stable of political commentators—including Paul Begala, Jay Carney, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, Kevin Madden, Ana Navarro—will also be on hand to offer unique perspectives as the results roll in and until the last vote is counted.

CNN International — Nov. 4 at 7pm. CNN International will broadcast CNN’s coverage of the 2014 midterm elections, carrying it until the results are in.

CNN en Español — Nov. 4 at 9pm. The network will broadcast election results in a live special presentation called “Voto Latino 2014,” anchored by Juan Carlos López, Patricia Janiot and Fernando del Rincón, along with an expert panel and guests.

Comedy Central — Nov. 4 at 11pm and 11:30pm. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will anchor live 2014 midterm elections coverage with episodes from their own studios. Stewart’s coverage for The Daily Show, called “Democalypse 2014: America Remembers It Forgot to Vote,” airing at 11pm, will feature a guest appearance via satellite by Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, among its coverage. At 11:30pm, Colbert hosts The Colbert Report special episode called, “Midterms ‘014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In—Wait! Don’t Change the Channel. Look at this Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! ‘014!” Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Dish will make a guest appearance. Both programs will be live-streamed at cc.com and through the Comedy Central app.

Fox Business Network (FBN) — Nov. 4 at 8pm. FBN will air “Special Report: 2014 Midterm Elections,” with continuous coverage hosted by Neil Cavuto. The program will feature coverage of the key races across the country with expert analysis of the results and their potential impact on the economy. Joining throughout the program will be Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs, Liz MacDonald, Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery, Charles Payne, Melissa Francis, David Asman, Sandra Smith, Jo Ling Kent, Peter Barnes, and Rich Edson.

FOX News Channel (FNC) — Nov. 4 at 6pm. Live coverage is co-anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, the program will feature coverage of the key races across the country, as well as political analysis across all FOX News platforms. Additionally, Shepard Smith will offer election coverage for FOX Broadcasting from the FOX News Deck (this coverage is being offered to FOX affiliates, and it is up to individual stations on whether or not they pick it up). Contributing to FNC’s election coverage will be Bill Hemmer, who will break down the results on the electronic “Bill-board,” and Martha MacCallum, who will report on the exit poll data. The program will also feature analysis from FNC’s senior political analyst Brit Hume, FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace, as well as contributors Bob Beckel, Stephen Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Dana Perino, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove, Joe Trippi, George Will and Juan Williams. In the field, FNC will have chief White House correspondent Ed Henry covering President Obama as a factor in the election from the White House while chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel will report on the possible shift of power in the Senate from the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) in Washington, D.C. Additional FNC correspondents reporting on location from key races include: Alicia Acuna (Colorado), Shannon Bream (Iowa), Carl Cameron (Kentucky), Molly Line (New Hampshire), James Rosen (Kansas), John Roberts (Louisiana), Dan Springer (Alaska) and Mike Tobin (Wisconsin). Additionally, FOX News’ digital properties will present a live stream entitled The Strategy Room from 9-11PM/ET. The online program will feature news and analysis from a variety of FOX News personalities, including Eric Bolling, Jedidiah Bilah, Harris Faulkner, Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery, Andrea Tantaros and others.

FOX News Latino — Nov. 4 from 9-11pm. The special coverage will be hosted in both English and Spanish by FNC contributor Rick Sanchez and feature analysis from influential leaders in the Hispanic community.

Free Speech TV — Nov. 4 at 7pm. The network will air special election night coverage from Democracy Now!

Link TV — Nov. 4 at 11am, 6pm and 7pm. Democracy Now! will offer special election night coverage.

MSNBC — Nov. 4 at 6pm. MSNBC’s live coverage is called “Vote 2014!” and is anchored by Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews. They’ll be joined by Steve Kornacki as he tracks the breaking results and data throughout the night. Chuck Todd, Jose Díaz-Balart, Chris Hayes, Andrea Mitchell, Reverend Al Sharpton, and Kasie Hunt will also be on-hand to share their insights and observations as the polls close. The night will also include coverage from battleground states, with Ed Schultz live from Florida and Lawrence O’Donnell from Kansas, to hear from voters and candidates nationwide. Joy Reid, Melissa Harris-Perry, Alex Wagner, Luke Russert, and Perry Bacon will also report from close races including Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Additionally, Tamron Hall will share exit poll results, and MSNBC contributors Steve Schmidt and Robert Gibbs will weigh in on campaign strategies. MSNBC Contributors Maria Teresa Kumar and Michael Steele will also play a role in the night’s coverage. Beginning at 10pm, Ari Melber and Krystal Ball will host “Digital Decision 2014” and provide an in-depth analysis of election night on msnbc.com.

NBC — Nov. 4 at 10pm. Brian Williams will anchor two primetime hours on NBC (10-11pm ET, and for West Coast audiences from 10-11pm PT). NBCNews.com will livestream the network coverage on both coasts. Immediately following the first broadcast hour, coverage will continue online with a live digital-exclusive program through midnight ET. From his election news desk at NBC News headquarters in New York, Williams will be joined by Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Tamron Hall, Tom Brokaw and Joe Scarborough. NBC News correspondents covering reaction in Washington and battleground states will include Chris Jansing, Peter Alexander, Kelly O’Donnell, Ron Mott and Luke Russert. Coverage will also include interviews and analysis with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), David Axelrod and Jose Diaz-Balart.

PBS — Nov. 4 at 6pm. PBS NewsHour, hosted by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, will provide live coverage of the midterm elections. The broadcast will air at 6pm, with updated, live programs again at 7pm and 9pm (on-air where made available by PBS member stations or live-streamed online at www.pbs.org/newshour). The programming will include the live, updated results from Senate, House and gubernatorial races as well as updates on voter turnout and ballot initiatives. At 11pm, a special, 30-minute election night broadcast produced by the PBS NewsHour and hosted by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will air across PBS. The special report will feature the latest news from races around the country, contributions from reporters in several PBS stations and a team of the best political analysts on television. Contributors will include PBS NewsHour senior correspondent and weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, columnist and former presidential speechwriter Michael Gerson, political analysts Amy Walter and Stu Rothenberg, the NewsHour’s Domenico Montanaro and Lisa Desjardins, and more.