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Midterms: CBS’s Plans For Election Day

Katie Couric will anchor Campaign 2006: Election Night, CBS News’ comprehensive coverage of Election Night 2006 highlighted by a one-hour live primetime special on Tuesday, Nov. 7 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), which will be updated live for the west coast,” the network said today. CBS Radio News will simulcast the 10pm special.

CBS will air hourly updates beginning at 8pm ET. Political Analysts Mike McCurry and Nicolle Wallace will join Couric in NYC.

Gloria Borger will cover the Senate races; Sharyl Attkisson will cover the House races; Anthony Mason will be at the Exit Poll Desk; Jim Axelrod will be at the WH; Byron Pitts and Sharyn Alfonsi will report from battleground states TBD; Lee Cowan will be in Ohio; Bill Whitaker will be on the west coast; and Bob Schieffer will provide analysis.

CBS says it will use “state-of-the-art technology to display vote counting and demographic data” from the Exit Poll Desk.

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