WSKG and NPR News will provide live, anchored Special Coverage of the early major contests of the presidential nominating process.
Primary/Caucus Coverage Plans From NPR
Our hosts will guide listeners through the news from each primary and caucus with newsmaker interviews, analysis from the NPR Politics team, updates from Member station reporters, and coverage of victory and concession speeches.
Here’s a list of our planned live coverage. Please note that all times are tentative and plans for live news coverage tend to change.
On Saturday, February 29, 2020, NPR will provide Special Coverage of the South Carolina primary starting at 7:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, NPR will provide Special Coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses. Coverage starts at 8:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, NPR will provide Special Coverage of the primaries on another big Tuesday. Coverage starts at 8 PM ET.
On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 NPR will provide Special Coverage of the St. Patrick’s Day primaries in four states.
Should the name of the Democratic Presidential Nominee remain in question, WSKG and NPR News stand ready to do more Specials for later contests.
PBS NewsHour Special Coverage
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, The PBS NewsHour – Vote 2020 will provide a 30-minute news special on Super Tuesday primaries. (Broadcast time to be announced)
America, Are We Ready?
In addition to coverage from NPR, WSKG and WNYC will offer a series of pop-up live call-in programs, hosted by Brian Lehrer in collaboration with the Associated Press and our local station partners throughout the country.
These programs will be broad, good faith, inclusive discussions aimed at providing news and information to listeners, and lifting the voices of the callers as the country moves through the 2020 Presidential Primary season , the political conventions, Election night, and the day after. We’ll be talking about the process, the candidates, and all of the issues at stake. We’ll explore: How healthy is our democracy? Can it survive this political climate? How much of reality can we agree on? Can we, at a basic level, even really listen to each other?
Saturday, February 29th, South Carolina Primary
Tuesday, March 3rd: Super Tuesday
Tuesday, March 17th: Florida, Arizona, Ohio and Illinois Primaries
Tuesday, April 28th: The “Acela” Primary
Tuesday, June 2nd: The Last Primary
Democratic National Convention, Monday – Thursday, July 13-16
Republican National Convention, Monday – Thursday, August 24-27
Tuesday, Novemeber 3: Election Day 2020
Wednesday, November 4: America, Are We Ready? The Result