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PBS Details 2012 Election Programming, Non-Fiction Specials, And Another Ken Burns Documentary

PBS made a slew of announcements during its presentation at the 2012 Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

Leading the way was its 2012 Presidential election coverage, which will be featured on “Need to Know,” “Frontline,” “PBS Newshour” and “Washington Week.” The network also announced a pair of election specials to compliment its regular programming. The specials are “America By The Numbers: Clarkston, Georgia With Maria Hinojosa,” which examines the changing demographics of America through the lens of a small town in the Peach State, and”Race 2012,” which uses the election to update viewers on America’s racial landscape.

PBS also announced a new documentary from Ken Burns focusing on “The Roosevelts,” Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor, and a new series “Constitution USA with Peter Sagal,” which has the NPR host traveling across the country on a Harley Davidson to learn about the Constitution.

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NPR’s Peter Sagal Joins PBS’ ‘Need to Know’

The host of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!,” Peter Sagal, has joined PBS, where he will provide satirical commentary on the news program “Need to Know.” On Friday’s program Sagal will be addressing the subject of “How to win a debate,” just in time for the midterm elections. He will continue to host “Wait Wait” while contributing to “Need to Know.”