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MSNBC’s Election Night Plans

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews anchor the network’s election night coverage beginning at 6pmET Tuesday, along with Rev. Al Sharpton, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz, and Steve Schmidt from New York City. Chuck Todd focuses on the battleground states and Tamron Hall provides exit poll results. Melissa Harris-Perry will contribute from Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago and Chris Jansing will report from Romney headquarters in Boston.

MSNBC’s coverage begins way too early on Tuesday morning, with “Way Too Early” at 5:30amET, then “Morning Joe” and the rest of the dayside schedule devoted to the election until a special “Hardball” at 5pmET.

Much more after the jump…

NEW YORK –November 2, 2012 – MSNBC is the place for politics on Tuesday, November 6 with comprehensive, non-stop coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election results. MSNBC’s Decision 2012 programming begins with “Way Too Early” (5:30 a.m. ET) and “Morning Joe” (6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET) live from Democracy Plaza at 30 Rock. The in-depth election preview continues from 9:00 a.m.- Noon ET with Chuck Todd joining Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and others for “MSNBC Election Day” coverage. Regular programming continues throughout the day including a special election edition of “Hardball with Chris Matthews” live at 5 p.m. ET.

MSNBC’s all-night Decision 2012 coverage and analysis begins at 6 p.m. ET, hosted by Rachel Maddow with Chris Matthews and Rev. Al Sharpton, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz, and Steve Schmidt from New York City. Chuck Todd will dive into the number and help viewers understand what’s happening in the battleground states. Tamron Hall will provide the “voice of the voter” and exit poll results. Melissa Harris-Perry will contribute from Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago and Chris Jansing will report from Romney headquarters in Boston.

MSNBC Decision 2012 Election Night contributors will include Alex Wagner, Chris Hayes, Ezra Klein, Frm. RNC Chairman Michael Steele, Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, and Frm. Gov. Ed Rendell. Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman and CNBC’s John Harwood will provide reports from the campaigns and their reactions.

Decision 2012 coverage continues on Wednesday, November 7 with “Way Too Early” (5:30 a.m.) and “Morning Joe” (6:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.) live from historic studio 8H at 30 Rock. Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and special guests will offer an election recap and continuing analysis of the election results. “Morning Joe” will broadcast in front of a studio audience. More information about tickets can be found here: www.joe.msnbc.com.

Leading up to Election Day, MSNBC will present additional live coverage throughout out the weekend, including a full primetime schedule on Sunday, November 4. Programming will originate from Democracy Plaza at 30 Rock.

Saturday, November 3:

7a-8a (ET) Weekends with Alex Witt

8a-10a UP w/Chris Hayes

10a-12p Melissa Harris-Perry

12p-2p Weekends with Alex Witt

2p-3p MSNBC Live with Craig Melvin

3p-4p The Cycle

4p-5p NewsNation with Tamron Hall

5p-6p NOW with Alex Wagner

6p-7p Melissa Harris-Perry hosts “Why Women Matter” – the role of the women’s vote

7p-8p Martin Bashir

8p-9p The Ed Show

9p-10p The Daily Rundown

Sunday, November 4:

8a-10a (ET) UP w/Chris Hayes

10a-12p Melissa Harris-Perry

12p-2p Weekends with Alex Witt

2p-3p re-air of Meet the Press

3p-4p Andrea Mitchell Reports

4p-5p The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

5p-6p Hardball with Chris Matthews

6p-7p PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton

7p-8p Hardball re-air

8p-9p The Ed Show

9p-10p The Rachel Maddow Show

10p-11p The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (with updates)

MSNBC online (tv.msnbc.com) will be the digital companion to MSNBC TV on Election Day. The site will feature live election results including the key races for House and Senate. MSNBC digital will also feature web-exclusive behind-the-scenes video from election headquarters including the MSNBC studios, Democracy Plaza sets, and the fan reaction at the “MSNBC Experience.”

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