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PBS’ Election Night Plans

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will anchor PBS’ election coverage on Tuesday night from 8pm-midnight. The pair will be joined by “NewsHour” analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks, and Jeffrey Brown will talk about national trends with political editor Christina Bellantoni and Stuart Rothenberg. Hari Sreeivasan will man the “NewsHour” digital map center.

Senior correspondents Ray Suarez and Margaret Warner will report from the candidates’ respective campaign headquarters in Chicago and Boston. “NewsHour” will also feature comprehensive election coverage on its website, which will transition to a special election day homepage with a live blog dedicated to campaign news.

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NBC Defends David Gregory Speaking Before Group That Lobbies for GOP Causes

“Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory is getting some flack for speaking to a gathering of the National Federation of Independent Business. The group, while bi-partisan, lobbies on behalf of Republican causes. ThinkProgress reports, the NFIB “spent over $1 million on outside ads in the 2010 campaign — all of it backing Republican House and Senate candidates.”

Gregory is delivering today’s keynote, and is joined by other conference speakers including former GW Bush adviser Karl Rove and political consultants Charlie Cook and Stuart Rothenberg.

An NBC News spokeswoman tells TVNewser, “David finds it constructive to speak to and take questions from a variety of audiences. He was not compensated.”

PBS Sets ‘NewsHour’ Election Plans

PBS “NewsHour” has announced its coverage plans for the 2010 midterm elections. Jim Lehrer will anchor a special election night broadcast from 11 PM to midnight, with Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian joining analysts Mark Shields, David Brooks and Stuart Rothenberg.

Correspondents in the studio and field will include Hari Sreenivasan, Jeff Brown, Margaret Warner, Ray Suarez, Spencer Micheals and Kwame Holman.

Because PBS does not have the time that the cable news channels have to dedicate to election coverage, “NewsHour” will also have a one-hour webcast preceding the broadcast, which Lehrer will also anchor.

More information in the press release after the jump.

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