The network is going "all out" and below is a good idea of what to expect on air, and on line. ABC used its election night set for yesterday's "This Week" broadcast. Holy cow! it's really nice. I know no one watches the news to look at the furniture, but ABC went big on this one.
ABC News announced special coverage of the 2018 midterm election airing Tuesday, November 6 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on the ABC Television Network. Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead coverage from ABC News Election Headquarters in New York. He will be joined by ABC News’ powerhouse political team including “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir, “This Week” Co-Anchor and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega, Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce and “World News Tonight” Weekend Anchor and Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas reporting up-to-the-minute results of congressional and gubernatorial elections, the balance of power in the Senate and House of Representatives, and reactions from the White House, politicians, candidates, American citizens and officials from around the world.
ABC News primetime coverage will include FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver offering in depth analysis throughout the night of how the vote is affecting each party’s chances in both chambers of Congress and Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas covering ballot watch – reporting the latest on security, voting irregularity and potential meddling and fraud. “Nightline” Co-anchor Byron Pitts, Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran, Political Analyst Cokie Roberts, Special Correspondent Matthew Dowd, “The View” Co-hosts and ABC News Contributors Meghan McCain and Abby Huntsman, and Contributors Chris Christie, Ana Marie Cox, Stephanie Cutter and Alex Castellanos will provide context, reporting and analysis from New York headquarters.
ABC News will have reporters positioned in states across the country covering the most crucial elections that may determine the balance of power in Congress. “20/20” Co-anchor Amy Robach, “Nightline” Co-Anchor Juju Chang, Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, “Good Morning America” Weekend Co-anchors Eva Pilgrim and Whit Johnson, White House Correspondent Tara Palmeri, Correspondents Paula Faris, Deborah Roberts, Steve Osunsami, David Wright, Linsey Davis and Kayna Whitworth will be interviewing people from across the political spectrum on the issues and ballot initiatives that are most important to them, checking in on polling stations and reporting the latest updates on the candidates.
ABC News Live — the network’s 24/7 breaking news and live events streaming channel —will offer continuous and commercial free coverage on Election Day starting at 4:30 p.m. ET on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube, Apple News, Facebook, Twitter and the ABC News site and mobile phone apps. “Nightline” Co-anchor Dan Harris, Bruce, and Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer will host. ABC News will also provide comprehensive coverage, analysis and race updates on ABCNews.com, FiveThirtyEight.com and GoodMorningAmerica.com. Daily newscast “On Location” will feature segments on the midterms before, during and after Election Day — exclusively on Facebook Watch.
FiveThirtyEight will have the latest news and analysis throughout Election Day, including a live blog of election results as they come in and the latest forecasts of Democratic and Republican chances of winning the House and Senate throughout the night.