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Networks Gear Up For Election Night

CNN's Election Night coverage will kick off "Election Night in America" at 7 p.m., helmed by Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer will be joined by Anderson Cooper, Candy Crowley, John King and Soledad O'Brien. Coverage will continue into Wednesday morning on "American Morning." CNN hosts Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer will be on hand along with senior political analysts Gloria Borger and former White House adviser David Gergen.

Fox News Channel's live coverage will be led by anchors Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly beginning at 6 p.m. Baier and Kelly will be joined by senior political analyst Brit Hume and Fox contributors: Juan Williams, Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, former Bush adviser Karl Rove, former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), Democratic strategist Bob Beckel, Democratic pollster Pat Caddell, Democratic strategist Kirsten Powers, and former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).

Fox Business Network starts election coverage at 6 p.m. with anchor Neil Cavuto while CNBC will be anchored by Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla from 7 to 11 p.m. with Tyler Mathisen and Amanda Drury stepping in at 11 p.m. for the last hour of coverage.

Jim Lehrer anchors PBS' election night coverage from 10 p.m. to midnight. The PBS NewsHour Political Team: Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian will report from the NewsHour studio along with syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times's David Brooks, Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and PBS' Hari Sreenivasan.

C-SPAN's live election programming begins at 7 p.m. and will continue at least through 1 a.m. but could be extended based on news and events. Along with live results, up to 15 candidate speeches from the top races, primarily U.S. Senate races, will be aired live.

Newtorks will utilize Twitter, Facebook, live-streaming, iPads and touch-screen technology (e.g. CNN's Election Matrix) in an effort to give viewers up to the minute election results.

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