CN8 Sets Broad Election Coverage


CN8, The Comcast Network, is planning an extensive Election Day programming package featuring live coverage, as well as pre- and post-election offerings.

“CN8 has offered its viewers an unprecedented array of options for following the presidential campaign, and Election Day 2008 will be no exception,” Jon Gorchow, vice president and general manager of CN8, said in a prepared statement. “We’ll be live on Nov. 4 and ready to report breaking news as it happens. We know our viewers have plenty of choices, so we pledge to make ourselves indispensable on what promises to be an historic evening.”

On Election Night, CN8 political director Lynn Doyle and reporter Kevin Walsh will host live coverage that begins at 8 p.m. and continues until the race is called or one of the candidates concedes. Washington bureau chief Robert Traynham joins Doyle and Walsh live from Philadelphia, where he’ll report on the developing electoral map and analyze the numbers.

CN8’s Mary Caraccioli will be reporting from the Washington bureau, while Steve Adubato reports from New York. Coverage will be supplemented with live reports from Delaware and Virginia, special guests from CN8’s Boston studio, and cut-ins to both the Obama and McCain headquarters.

Election Day kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 with a special live airing of Roll Call TVwith Robert Traynham. Panelists will track the action at the polls, exploring battleground states, who women are voting for and if African-Americans are turning out in big numbers. The program will re-air at 7:30 p.m.

The coverage doesn’t end after a winner is declared. Your Morning will air live Nov. 5 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., with Traynham providing his political expertise and reviewing breaking news. A re-airing of Election Night coverage follows from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with Your Morning news anchor Gwen Owens on standby to pre-empt the show if breaking news warrants.

CN8’s election coverage will be made available through Comcast Digital Cable’s On Demand service, allowing customers access to these exclusive broadcasts and historic events at a time that best meets their schedules. CN8’s live coverage will also stream concurrently via the network’s award-winning Web site at

Even after Election Day, stay tuned to CN8, The Comcast Network for comprehensive political coverage up to and including Inauguration Day.