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Get trusted, in-depth and independent election coverage with correspondents from PBS NewsHour, Washington Week, Need to Know and Frontline. PBS Election 2012 brings you the most trusted and balanced looks at the fall’s biggest election news and events, each with its own unique perspective.

Follow along on PBS.org for election updates.

PBS NewsHour

Monday-Friday at 6pm on PBS North

2012 Political Debates

Each debate is followed by a 30-minute analysis

Presidential
October 3, 16 and 22 at 8pm on PBS North

Vice-presidential
October 11 at 8pm on PBS North

Election Night

November 6
Keep watch on all the election details with a full evening of news and analysis.


Frontline "The Choice 2012"

October 9 at 8pm on PBS North
The program documents the places, people and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency.


RACE 2012

Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm on PBS North
Encore Friday, October 19 at 9pm on PBS North

This PBS Election 2012 special, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez, uses the current presidential election as a lens through which to view America’s racial landscape. Among other issues, RACE 2012 delves into immigrants’ reshaping of the American electoral landscape, white voters’ reactions to their declining numbers and diminished influence, and the economic imbalance between races that may affect America’s political future. Fast-moving and non-partisan, RACE 2012 draws insights on racial political history from notable analysts, strategists and activists.


Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal

Fridays at 8:30 on PBS North
Gwen Ifill hosts PBS’ longest-running public affairs series, which features Washington’s top journalists analyzing the week’s top news stories and their effects on the lives of all Americans.


Need to Know "Campaign 2012"

Reporting from across the country, Need to Know covers political issues from Main Street’s point of view.

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