Special Election Coverage October 31 – November 6


WJFF ELECTION COVERAGE SCHEDULE – OCtober 31 – November 6

PRE-GAME
6 p.m. SATURDAY 10/31 – THIS AMERICAN LIFE: “THE UNREALITY OF NOW”
Just days before the election, This American Life presents “The Unreality of Now,” stories of people living in this unreal moment. Election officials combat a contagion, people who never owned guns suddenly buy them, and two women who allege they were sexually assaulted by the President compare notes.

11a.m.  SUNDAY 11/1 – NPR SPECIAL: VOTING IN AMERICA
NPR Special: Voting in America explores an extraordinary electoral season that’s coincided with the global pandemic. Hosts Scott Detrow and Juana Summers explore the challenges of casting a ballot this year, the long-standing impediments to voting, and tips for avoiding misinformation as the votes are counted.

4-7p.m. MONDAY 11/2 – LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHECK-IN
Listen during All Things Considered Monday afternoon for live, local interviews on the eve of the election. We’ll check in with officials from Wayne, Pike, and Sullivan counties and talk about election day preparations and what voters need to know.

ELECTION NIGHT
7 p.m. TUESDAY 11/3 – AMERICA: ARE WE READY? NIGHT 1
America: Are We Ready? is a national call-in happening LIVE election night. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, national political and election experts, reporters on the ground in key states, and listeners like you will participate in two nights of coverage and calls. Night 1, election night, starts right after All Things Considered.

8 p.m. TUESDAY 11/3 – NPR’S SPECIAL COVERAGE OF ELECTION 2020
NPR will provide LIVE special coverage election night starting at 8 on and will continue into the late night. We will be on hand to break in with reports on local races as well.

POST-GAME
8 p.m. WEDNESDAY 11/4 – AMERICA: ARE WE READY? NIGHT 2
The second night of this national call-in happens LIVE for two hours with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer hosting. He’ll check in on the results, the challenges, and what Election Day 2020 has shown us about American democracy.  Whether we have definitive results or are facing extended vote-counting and legal challenges, experts and listeners from around the country will provide context and conversation.

9 p.m. THURS 11/5 – POST-ELECTION COVERAGE FROM NPR
Special post-election coverage from NPR for at least one hour.

9 p.m. FRI 11/6 – POST-ELECTION COVERAGE FROM NPR
Special post-election coverage from NPR for at least one hour.

WJFF will continue to bring you breaking news and information as needed in the days following the election.

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