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CBS’s Cordes Goes Techy for Election Coverage

CBS News is going high tech for Election Night. This is CBS’s Nancy Cordes using the new iPad interface last night in its “debut” on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

CBS News’ Senior Election Graphic Artist Tim Hunter created a custom interface, which, says a spokesperson, “allows CBS News to program a series of graphics that Nancy can call up in any order whenever she’s ready. In addition to vote boards and other graphic displays, Nancy’s screen will show off new graphics including “sliders” – which let her focus on specific groups of races, such as members of the House in “at risk” seats.”

As explained to FishbowlDC, a blue bar represents Democrats in the group, a red for Republicans. With one tap on her iPad, Cordes “can reveal how well each party did, displaying wins, losses, and not-yet-decided races, all based on the very latest data.”

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