Former Vice President Al Gore will lead Current TV’s election night coverage on Tuesday, November 6th beginning at 8PM et. As he did for the first and third presidential debates earlier this month, Gore will lead a roundtable and will be joined by other Current anchors including former Michigan governor and host of “The War Room” Jennifer Granholm, former New York governor and host of “Viewpoint” Eliot Spitzer, new media expert and host of “The Young Turks” Cenk Uygur and comedian, commentator and host of “So That Happened” John Fugelsang.
Current’s election night coverage will originate from Current’s studio in San Francisco, home to “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” and “The Gavin Newsom Show.” Current’s coverage will feature live analysis, instant alerts regarding campaign spin and fact checking through the same innovative use of social media that the network unveiled during its convention coverage earlier this election season.
Special episodes of “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” at 6PM et and “Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller” at 7pm et will precede Current’s election night coverage, which will begin at 8PM et.
Current’s political coverage features live Twitter streams that run along Current’s broadcast screen with a robust online component on Current.com. The streams are comprised of swirls of conversation across a number of topics, including streams from each swing state, streams specific to each topic and sub-topicdiscussed during the debate, streams specific to each candidate and their policies, and others. These streams will have titles like “Team Obama,” “Team Romney,” “Mainstream Media,” “Comedians and Celebrities” “States with High Unemployment” and “Healthcare,” among others. Viewers are able to join the conversations by tweeting #Current2012 and may be able to see their tweets run on-air.
Viewers can join the conversation by following @Current on Twitter, tweeting #Current2012 or on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/current).