CTV News announces 2012 US Presidential Election coverage

CTV News announced today its plans for expansive coverage of the U.S. Presidential Election next Tuesday, Nov. 6.

As Americans head to the polls to elect their leader, CTV News correspondents and panels of experts are preparing to take Canadians through the results and their effect on Canada.

Helmed by CTV News’ Chief Anchor, Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News is election central as the entire news division reports the election story.
CTV News’ U.S. Presidential Election coverage:

Beginning Monday and continuing on Election Day, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME originates from Washington, DC. LaFlamme sits down with U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson; Washington Bureau Chief Paul Workman reports from Obama Headquarters in Chicago; and Washington Correspondent Joy Malbon reports from Romney Headquarters in Boston. CTV News’ Todd Battis will be in storm-stricken New Jersey, reporting on how the voter turnout went in that state, and L.A. Bureau Chief Tom Walters will be watching how the western states vote, from Los Angeles. Based in Washington throughout the election, Omar Sachedina brings viewers the big picture for CTV Local News broadcasts while also reporting for CTV NATIONAL NEWS.

Viewers can count on CTV’s CANADA AM on Election Day to cover all the morning’s news affecting the election, and providing a full analysis of the results on Wednesday morning.

QUESTION PERIOD’s Kevin Newman looks ahead to next week’s election and welcomes Canada’s Ambassador to the U.S., Gary Doer, to discuss how the results will affect Canada and its economy this Sunday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. ET on CTV. Also, political pundits David Frum and Stefan Hankin weigh in from Washington with their predictions.

On CTV News Channel:
CTV News Channel’s special ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE: AMERICA DECIDES begins at 8 p.m. ET on Election Day. Hosted by CTV News’ Seamus O’Regan, CTV News Channel’s coverage features Marcia MacMillan reporting the latest votes as each U.S. state decides; Michael Hainsworth covering social media connected to the election as he monitors tweets from Obama headquarters, the Romney camp, and what all the stakeholders are saying; Mercedes Stephenson reports live from Washington; and CTV News correspondents Paul Workman and Joy Malbon report from Democrat and Republican Headquarters.

The special broadcast will also feature a panel of experts discussing all the issues at stake. CTV News Channel’s foremost political commentator Scott Reid is joined by Katie Robinette, a former Republican campaign organizer, and Washington Times contributor Michael Taube.

Throughout the special coverage on Election Day, POWER PLAY’s Don Martin welcomes guests including the U.S. Ambassador live from the election viewing party at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, and provides commentary and insight into the relationship between Canada and the U.S.

Leading up to Election Day, users can visit CTVNews.ca/USelection for the latest news and election buzz. Then on election night, viewers can watch a live stream of coverage at CTVNews.ca and share their thoughts using the hashtag #CTVElection.

On CP24:
CP24 offers comprehensive live election news with a local Toronto spin throughout the day on Tuesday. The evening’s special coverage begins at 8 p.m., hosted by Kyle Christie and Jee-Yun Lee and featuring CP24’s Stephen LeDrew, veteran political and public affairs advisor Robin Sears, and journalist and commentator Tasha Kheriddin.

From policy to markets, BNN focuses on what the outcome of the Presidential Election could mean to investments. On Election Day at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, special guests on MARKET SENSE with Catherine Murray and Randy Cass include John Hudak, Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer from Harris Private Bank. Then, for day-after follow-up on Wednesday, Nov. 7, BNN follows market reaction and monitors if companies will be changing their approach to dealing with the White House.

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