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PBS NEWSHOUR Special: Election 2020

Stream live or tune in Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 from 3 - 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor, PBS NEWSHOUR

Credit: Courtesy of PBS NEWSHOUR

Above: Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor, PBS NEWSHOUR

PBS NEWSHOUR will present live Election 2020 special coverage on Tuesday, November 3, starting at 3 p.m. (6 p.m. ET), followed by KPBS News special coverage at 10 p.m.

Managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor special programming from the NEWSHOUR studio in Arlington, Virginia, with senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report in studio.

Joining NEWSHOUR’s coverage remotely will be:

WATCH LIVE: PBS NEWSHOUR Special: Election 2020

After an unprecedented election season, the race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will come to an end on election night. As tallying of ballots kicks off, the PBS NEWSHOUR will be live throughout election night Nov. 3 with results and analysis. Programming begins at 3 p.m. (6 p.m. ET) with an elections-focused NEWSHOUR program, then special coverage begins at 4 p.m. (7 p.m. ET." Because of the record number of mail-in and early ballots, results may take longer to tally than in years past.

In addition to its broadcast on PBS stations, the coverage will stream across PBS NEWSHOUR’s digital and social platforms, including:,, and on the PBS Video App (available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, and smart TVs)

PBS NEWSHOUR on Facebook, YouTube, and @NewsHour on Twitter

Additional guests include: 

  • Gary Abernathy 
Washington Post contributing columnist
  • Joel Benenson
 Pollster and 2016 Clinton campaign chief strategist
  • Michael Beschloss 
Presidential historian
  • Jonathan Capehart 
Washington Post columnist
  • Daniel Garza 
LIBRE Initiative president and former George W. Bush administration staffer
  • Errin Haines 
The 19th editor-at-large
  • Nina Jankowicz
 Wilson Center fellow
  • Eliana Johnson
 Free Beacon editor-in-chief
  • Patricia Lopez
 Star Tribune editorial writer
  • Tammy Patrick
 Democracy Fund senior adviser
  • Nate Persily
 Stanford University law professor 
  • Katie Walsh
 Republican National Committee senior adviser 

The special will also include extensive reporting from several PBS reporters around the country in battleground states and key senate race locations. 

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