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CBC NEWS HAS THE MOST EXTENSIVE CANADIAN COVERAGE OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WITH CANADA'S TOP POLITICAL JOURNALISTS

For complete Election Day multiplatform coverage, turn to: CBC News Network and CBC-TV; CBCNews.ca; CBC Radio One; and additional special programming and documentaries

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For the complete CBC U.S. Election program guide, visit: http://cbc.sh/sIb4Npc

As Americans head to the polls in a pivotal and bitterly fought U.S. Presidential election on Tuesday November 6, turn to CBC News for live coverage and real-time results. We'll set up Election Day and provide the rich content and in-depth stories on what the outcome of this election means for Canadians and how an Obama or Romney victory might affect future relations with our neighbours south of the border.  

Join CBC News' top political team for coverage that won't be found on any other network. Our team of experienced journalists will be reporting on-the-ground from Romney and Obama campaign headquarters, key battleground states, and in the important political nerve centers to bring Canadians the inside stories that matter to them, and up-to-the-minute results.

Our multiplatform coverage includes:

CBC NEWS NETWORK AND CBC  TELEVISION

CBC News Network begins coverage at 6am ET on Nov. 6
Power & Politics with Evan Solomon looks ahead to the final hours of the election and covers early results in this extended edition, beginning at 5pm ET on CBC News Network.
America Votes: A CBC News U.S. Election Special hosted by chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge, with up-to-the-minute election coverage, real-time results and  special guests all beginning at 8 pm ET  and continuing throughout the evening,  CBC News Network. Mansbridge is joined by: Washington correspondent Keith Boag; Neil Macdonald from Obama headquarters in Chicago; and Susan Bonner from Romney headquarters in Boston. Join the conversation with featured comments on-screen and a live blog throughout election night.
The National:  U.S. Election Special with Peter Mansbridge brings Canadians the latest updates on the election and the top news stories of the day at 10 pm (10:30 NT) on CBC-TV.
Election Night highlights include: 
o Amanda Lang , CBC News Senior Business Correspondent and co-host of The Lang & O'Leary Exchange, looks at the economic impact on Canada on either an Obama or Romney victory.
o Keith Boag provides insights and breaking news throughout the night, and will be live blogging at CBCNews.ca.
o Evan Solomon reports from Ottawa.
o Ian Hanomansing has the breaking online and trending news throughout election night.

Other key reporters on the ground:
o Paul Hunter reports from the key battleground state of Florida.
o Alison Crawford reports from the crucial battleground state of Ohio.
o David Common reports from the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
o Michael Colton reports from Obama headquarters in Chicago.
o Jennifer Westaway reports from Romney headquarters in Boston.


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Feature stories from CBC News reporters on the ground in Boston and Chicago 

Join the live chat with our reporters in the field and other special guests where the audience can participate and ask questions, also starting at 6pm ET.

Live results map and graphics beginning at 6 p.m. ET on Election Night.Live video stream of the CBC News Election Night Special beginning at 8pm ET.

Post-election day follow-up with full results and analysis from our team in the US and Canada.


Nov. 4 - Michael Enright hosts The Sunday Edition at 9 am (9:30 NT) from Washington and takes the pulse of America; talks with members of the largest minority group in the US and looks at the "gender gap".. 

Nov. 6 Election Night Specials: - Alison Smith hosts World at Six at 6 pm (6:30 NT) from Washington, and will be joined by David Frum (Canadian author/journalist and former George W. Bush speechwriter).

Alison Smith and Michael Enright: host an election night special live from Washington, starting at 9 pm ET. They will be joined by: 
o Mike McCurry (former Bill Clinton press secretary)
o Ford O'Connell (Republican Strategist)
o Gary Doer (Canada's Ambassador to the U.S.)

Nov. 7 - Peter Armstrong hosts World Report from Washington and will have the day-after reaction and stories, (5 a.m./6 a.m. in the Maritimes/6:30 NT) And, Alison Smith hosts World at Six from Washington, with guest James Thurber (Presidential historian).

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING AND DOCUMENTARIES

THE PASSIONATE EYE: THE VIRGIN TALES airs Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 pm ET on CBC News Network.A fascinating portrait of how the religious right is grooming a young generation of virgins to embody an Evangelically-grounded Utopia in America.

ANGER IN AMERICA: FANNING THE FLAMES airs Saturday, Nov. 3 at 11 pm ET on CBC News Network. As the most expensive election campaign in history comes down to the wire in a bitterly-divided America, DOC ZONE looks at the media, the money and the political maneuvering behind the ANGER IN AMERICA.

THE PASSIONATE EYE: THE CHOICE 2012: OBAMA VS. ROMNEY airs Sunday, Nov. 4 at 6 pm ET on CBC News Network. An incisive and intimate profile of the two presidential candidates that investigates how they've governed, and the places, people, and decisive moments that made them the men they are.

CBC NEWS SPECIAL: AMERICA VOTES: AMERICA'S BROKEN DREAM airs Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network. Paul Hunter reports on the ailing American economy and who is best to repair it. It is a special presentation of Hunter's four-part series, which recently aired on The National.

JUST FOR LAUGHS: THE AMERICAN DREAM? airs Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC-TV, and features Lewis Black (Daily Show), and a collection of stand-ups divulging their comical take on the state of The States.

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About CBC News
For more than 75 years, CBC has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians. 

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For further information, or to request interviews, contact:
Corey Black, News and Current Affairs Publicist, CBC
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