Obviously, it’s all election all the time on Tuesday night, especially in primetime. Here’s what some of the networks have planned:
On ABC, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos start at 6:30 p.m., joined by Barbara Walters (providing historical context) and Katie Couic (monitoring social media reaction). Lots more correspondents in the field, including Jake Tapper at President Obama headquarters in Chicago, and David Muir at Mitt Romney headquarters in Boston.
On CBS, Scott Pelley leads election night from New York City starting at 7 p.m., along with Bob Schieffer, Norah O”Donnell and John Dickerson. Jan Crawford reports from Boston, while Nancy Cordes is in Chicago.
On Fox, Shepard Smith anchors live coverage starting at 7 p.m., with commentary from Ed Rollins, Mary Anne Marsh and A.B. Stoddard, with Martha McCallum reporting exit poll data and Bill Hemmer with results on his own personal “Bill-board.”
On NBC, Brian Williams anchors starting at 7 p.m., joined by Savannah Guthrie and David Gregory. Correspondents throughout the night to add historical context and congressional races include Tom Brokaw, Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd; Kristen Welker is in Chicago, with Peter Alexander in Boston.
On PBS, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor at 8 p.m., in the studio with analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks. Hari Sreenivasanis on hand in the Digital Map Center looking at battleground states.
On BET, “106 & Park” airs a special election-themed edition at 6 p.m., followed by “Don’t Sleep!” hosted by T.J. Holmes at 10, and wraps up with “Battleground 2012: Vote Night” at 10:30 anchored by journalist Ed Gordon, looking at the election story from an African-American perspective (and airing simultaneously on Centric).
On Bloomberg TV, “Economy Election 2012” starts at 7 p.m. with host Tom Keene, along with Sara Eisen and Scarlet Fu reporting from New York; Trish Regan leads coverage at 8 p.m. to talk about economic issues.
On C-SPAN, election night starts at 8 p.m., as the network will air victory and concession speeches, and will take live viewer reaction from across the country.
On CNBC, Maria Bartiromo and Carl Quintanilla anchor primetime special “Your Money, Your Vote” at 7 p.m., with John Harwood i n the virtual electoral map room.
On CNN, Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper anchor in Washington starting at 6 p.m., while Candy Crowley heads to Boston and Erin Burnett is in Ohio. Jim Acosta will join Crowley in Boston at Romney headquarters, and Jessica Yellin, Dan Lothian and Brianna Keilar are in Chicago at the Obama campaign HQ.
On Comedy Central, “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” at 11 p.m. and “The Colbert Report” at 11:30 p.m. will both air live episodes with all the usual correspondents (Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, etc.)
On Current TV, Al Gore leads coverage a t 8 p.m., with a roundtable including former Govs. Jennifer Granholm and Eliot Spitzer, TV host Cenk Uygur and comedian John Fugelsang.
On Fox Business Network, coverage kicks off at 5 p.m. on “Varney & Company” with Stu Varney, followed by a special episode of “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” and leading into the all-night election special hosted by Neil Cavuto at 6:55.
On Fox News Channel, Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly co-host coverage at 6 p.m., with analsyts on hand such as Brit Hume, Chris wallace, Karl Rove and more. John Roberts is stationed at Romney campaign headquarters in Boston, while Ed Henry and Wendell Goler are at Obama’s headquarters in Chicago.
On MSNBC, Rachel Maddow leads the night starting at 6 p.m., along with Chris Matthews, Steve Schmidt, Al Sharpton, Lawrence O’Donnell, Ed Schultz and more; The Post’s Eugene Robinson and Ezra Klein contribute, along with Melissa Harris-Perry in Chicago and Chris Jansing in Boston.
On MTV, Sway Calloway cuts in with reports from New York starting at 8:30 p.m., and Andrew Jenks in Chicago and James Montgomery in Boston, with regular breaks in “Jersey Shore” repeats and a new episode of “Underemployed” for election updates.
On TV One, NBC News’s Craig Melvin anchors starting at 7 p.m. while Roland Martin provides analysis, along with MSNBC’s Karen Finney and Robert Traynham, radio host Joe Madison and The Root’s Steven Gray.
On Telemundo, “Decision 2012, Election Night” starts at 7 p.m. led by anchor José Díaz-Balart, with journalists across the country reporting on exit polls.
On Univision, anchors Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinasare in Miami leading coverage, along with reporters and analysts providing a perspective to Hispanic America.