NBC NEWS AND TV ONE CONFIRM GUESTS AND PANELISTS FOR 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE
Line-up Includes: Karen Finney, Joe Madison, Robert Traynham, Steve Gray, Mara Schiavocampo, Marc Morial, Benjamin Jealous, Patrick Gaspard, Tara Wall, Michael Hancock and Stacey Dash
SILVER SPRING, MD, NOVEMBER 02, 2012 - NBC News, a leading source of global news and information, and TV One, which entertains, informs and inspires Black adult viewers, have confirmed the first round of guests for their TV One: One Vote Matters 2012 Presidential Election coverage. These contributors will join NBC News' Craig Melvin, who will anchor the presidential election night coverage from NBC's Washington, DC studios, and TV One's Washington Watch host Roland Martin, who will round out coverage with contributing segments and analysis. The full night of coverage will stream live on tvone.tv and theGrio.com.
For Presidential Election Night coverage, Tuesday, November 6th from 7:00pm-2:00am ET:
Karen Finney, MSNBC contributor and former DNC strategist; Joe Madison, activist and radio host; Robert Traynham, MSNBC contributor and Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for The Comcast Network, political analyst and associate professorial lecturer at George Washington University, and Steven Gray, journalist and contributing editor at The Root have been confirmed as panelists for TV One's Election Night coverage.
Mara Schiavocampo, Emmy Award-winning correspondent for NBC News will provide updates on exit polling through the broadcast.
Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League; Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of NAACP; Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the Democratic National Committee and former director of the Office of Political Affairs for the Obama administration; Tara Wall, a Mitt Romney campaign adviser; Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri; Val Demings, Florida candidate for congress; Michael Hancock, mayor of Denver, Colo. and acclaimed actress Stacey Dash have been confirmed as guests.
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ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves more than 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK); www.comcast.com], one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.