MSNBC steps up its Decision 2008 coverage with the launch of "Super Tuesday" next Tuesday, June 19, at 8:00 a.m. Building on the success of the "All Politics Days" launched in the fall of 2006, MSNBC will delve into a single news topic for daytime news coverage. Every other Tuesday, NBC News and MSNBC anchors will dig into the hottest political news of the week, the biggest news story of the day or a major news event on everyone's mind. With big interviews, hard debate and the best analysis, MSNBC will bring viewers a better understanding and appreciation for the news events that will affect their lives.
The "Super Tuesday" launch on June 19 will cover the presidential elections from the backdrop of the Democratic Presidential Forum held by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). MSNBC's Election Anchor and host of "Hardball," Chris Matthews, will moderate the Presidential Forum, which begins at 8:00 a.m. and will be carried live on MSNBC. As the leading Democratic candidates gather at the Presidential Forum in Washington, DC to discuss issues relevant to the election, MSNBC will be there to speak with the candidates, their advisers, key analysts and political journalists. Mr. Matthews will interview all the candidates. Those confirmed to participate in the event include Senator Joseph Biden, Senator Hillary Clinton, former Senator John Edwards, Representative Dennis Kucinich, Senator Barack Obama and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.
Anchors throughout the day on the inaugural Super Tuesday will include NBC's Washington Bureau Chief and "Meet the Press" moderator Tim Russert, Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory, Congressional Correspondent Chip Reid and the "Today" show's Natalie Morales, as well as MSNBC anchors Chris Jansing and Amy Robach. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough will also report live throughout the day and "Super Tuesday's" political coverage will continue with our primetime lineup, which includes "Tucker" at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. (ET), "Hardball with Chris Matthews" at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. (ET), "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and "Scarborough Country" at 9:00 p.m. (ET).
Full coverage from the day will be available at www.politics.msnbc.com, the Web's premiere destination for political news, analysis and video. Powered by NBC News and National Journal, www.politics.msnbc.com will feature the best on-demand video from the day's coverage, as well as original reporting, news, commentary, live blog updates, on-the-scene observations and in-depth, Web-exclusive examination from leading political analysts.
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