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PBS NEWSHOUR AND LPB ELECTION 2020 SPECIAL COVERAGE / ELECTION RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

PBS NewsHour and Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and will present live Election 2020 special coverage on Tuesday, November 3, starting at 6PM CT.

PBS NewsHour Managing Editor Judy Woodruff will anchor special programming from the NewsHour studio in Arlington, VA, with PBS NewsHour senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and The Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter in studio. Joining NewsHour’s coverage remotely will be White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor at the White House; national correspondent John Yang at the Biden/Harris Election Day campaign location; correspondent and PBS NewsHour West anchor Stephanie Sy in Arizona; national correspondent William Brangham; foreign affairs and defense correspondent Nick Schifrin; senior digital political reporter Dan Bush in Pennsylvania; PBS NewsHour Weekend special correspondent Jeff Greenfield; Washington Week moderator and managing editor Robert Costa; syndicated columnist Mark Shields; and New York Times columnist David Brooks, with additional special guests. The special will also include extensive reporting from several PBS reporters around the country in battleground states and key senate race locations.

LPB election coverage will be anchored by Andre’ Moreau, Anchor and Managing Editor of Louisiana: The State We’re In, who will report on the statewide results of the Presidential race, Louisiana’s Senate and Congressional races, and the proposed Constitutional Amendments at the close of each hour. Louisiana results will also appear throughout the broadcast, as well as stream across LPB’s digital and social platforms: lpb.org, lpb.org/livetv, lpb.org/election, on the LPB App, and LPB’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages.

LPB and PBS NewsHour are partnering with the Associated Press to provide live election results on LPB’s election page (https://lpb.org/election) beginning at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, November 3 including:

Louisiana - Statewide results in the U.S. Presidential race, Senate, House, and Initiatives.

National - Nationwide results in the U.S. Presidential race, Senate, House, Gubernatorial races, and Initiatives.

The Road to 270 - The 2020 Presidential campaigns are largely focused on a few highly contested states whose electoral votes could push their candidate over the 270 total votes needed to win. Visitors can explore scenarios for the electoral vote.

Advance Voting - As states release advance voting numbers, these totals will be available.

ELECTION RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS

In keeping with LPB’s mission to serve parents, children, educators and caregivers across Louisiana, LPB, PBS LearningMedia, and PBS affiliate KQED offer The Election Collection for grades 4-13+. The collection is comprised of videos, documents, lesson plans, interactive lessons, media galleries, webpages and more.

Students can learn how voting and elections are an essential part of democracy, keep up with election news, study the history and process of presidential elections, explore voting rights, and engage in classroom debates. An interactive Electoral Decoder allows students to explore Electoral College results from previous elections, and predict the outcome of the upcoming election. Resources will continue to be added to this collection through the 2020 presidential election.

The KQED Youth Media Challenge: Let's Talk About Election 2020 offers middle and high school educators across the U.S. the ability to empower students to share their take on issues that matter to them through the creation and publication of audio or video commentaries for a national audience. The Election 2020 Media Challenge is a free, standards-aligned program co-hosted by the National Writing Project and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.

With young voters turning out in record numbers during early voting, the election youth town hall featuring PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz, introduces first-time voters from across the country and teen fact-checkers. Individual segments can be found on PBS Learning Media through a new six-part media literacy resource collection with standards-aligned discussion questions and activities for educators in Grades 6-12.

PBS LearningMedia PreK-2 voting resources include:

Let's Vote Bingo: PreK and K | PBS KIDS (Week of October 26th)

Let's Vote Bingo: Grades 1 and 2 | PBS KIDS (Week of October 26th)

A bilingual, weekly “Learn Along” Bingo card (one for PreK-K, one for Grades 1 & 2) will include a range of thematic learning opportunities for children to choose their own learning adventure. Emphasis will be on the PBS KIDS 24/7 broadcast schedule and related printables that require minimal supplies or adult facilitation.

About Louisiana Public Broadcasting:

Since 1975, LPB has been the public television network for the state of Louisiana with stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. LPB’s mission is to improve the lives of all Louisianans with the highest quality programming that educates, enlightens and entertains and that showcases Louisiana’s unique history, people, places and events reaching audiences over-the-air, on the web, in the home and in the classroom.

Louisiana: The State We’re In (SWI), LPB’s long-running weekly, newsmagazine, combines in-depth coverage about the important issues in the state along with expert analysis of those issues. Louisiana Public Square is LPB’s monthly public affairs program, providing citizens a forum to voice their opinions and concerns about issues affecting Louisiana, and to pose questions to leading experts and key decision makers. The goal is to encourage civic engagement and civil discourse – the foundation of a strong democracy.

About PBS NewsHour: PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, DC, in association with WNET in New York. For more than 40 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to the PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit PBS NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.