Election Coverage Through November 8

November 2, 2022

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, and we know our tri-state audience follows local and national races, which is why we provide in-depth reporting on our broadcast and streaming platforms.


Monday, November 8 at 6 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

MetroFocus hosts Rafael Pi Roman, Jenna Flanagan and Jack Ford.

MetroFocus hosts Rafael Pi Roman, Jenna Flanagan and Jack Ford.

Tonight, MetroFocus takes you inside the youth movement shaking up American politics. According to a recent Harvard Youth Poll, 40% of 18-to-29 year-olds stated they will “definitely” vote in the November 8 midterm elections, which could match or possibly exceed the record breaking 2018 youth turnout in a midterm election. What are the issues that matter most to young voters? What could it all mean for the 2022 midterms? Joining MetroFocus to discuss it are John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics and author of “Fight: How Gen Z is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America”; and Brianna Cea, executive director and founder of Generation Vote, which mobilizes thousands of young people across the country to fight for voting rights.

On Monday, November 7, MetroFocus brought the latest on the key political races in the region. There is the New York governor’s race that some polls show has significantly tightened, and there are several competitive congressional seats that could tilt the balance of power in Washington, DC. On Long Island, nine state Senate seats are in play. Expert Guests: Robbie Sequeria, senior reporter for Bronx Times; Alyssa Katz, Deputy Editor of “The City,” the nonprofit news website covering New York; and Yancey Roy, Newsday’s Albany bureau chief. Watch now.

On November 3, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joseph Pinion, joined MetroFocus to share his vision for New York State.

VOTE 2022: Election Night Special

November 8, 8-11:30 p.m. 
After our regular one-hour PBS NewsHour broadcast at 7 p.m., PBS NewsHour presents VOTE 2022: Election Night Special on November 8. With control of the House and Senate hanging in the balance, managing editor Judy Woodruff leads live coverage of election results as they come in. Woodruff will be joined by a panel of analysts and campaign strategists on set including:

  • David Brooks, New York Times op-ed columnist
  • Gary Abernathy, Washington Post columnist
  • Perry Bacon Jr., Washington Post columnist
  • Amy Walter, editor-in-chief of the Cook Political Report
  • Marc Short, former chief of staff to former Vice President Mike Pence
  • Faiz Shakir, former campaign manager for Bernie Sanders for President

Additional reporting will be provided throughout the night by NewsHour’s chief correspondent Amna Nawaz also in studio, along with Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, chief Washington correspondent Geoff Bennett in Georgia, White House correspondent Laura Barrón-López and PBS NewsHour West anchor Stephanie Sy at Maricopa County headquarters, and national correspondent William Brangham reporting on ballot security.

Online Coverage Starts at 5 p.m.

PBS NewsHour will begin election day coverage at 5 p.m. ET with a streaming election special on it site and social channels.

Throughout the evening, there will be additional reports from around the country from NewsHour’s community reporters, local PBS station reporters – and more.

Amanpour and Company: Election Night

A man with dark eyeglasses, button down shirt and blue vest looks at interviewer.

Poll watchers in Pennsylvania: an Amanpour and Company report on November 8, 2022.

Tuesday, November 8 at 11:30 p.m. (repeats Wednesday, November 8 at 4 p.m.)
As voters head to the ballot box, many are being closely observed by so-called poll watchers. Some accuse them of being intimidators while others believe they’re doing their “civic duty.” Reporter Ellie Reeve went to Pennsylvania, where some of the most closely watched races are taking place, and will report on why some ordinary Americans have decided to “patrol” the ballot box.

New Jersey Election Day

NJ Spotlights News with Briana Vannozzi airs weekdays 5 p.m. on THIRTEEN
NJ Spotlight News’ extensive election night coverage of New Jersey races will include a special live edition of Reporters Roundtable with David Cruz, in-studio insight and analysis from political experts and on-location reports from candidate headquarters. Updates throughout the day on NJSpotlightNews.org and the NJ Spotlight News YouTube channel.

Read what you need to know before Election Day in New Jersey, find your voting district and more on the NJ Spotlight News NJ Decides site.

Podcast Interviews with NJ Congressional Candidates

NJ Spotlight News’ political podcast series NJ Decides 2022 Election Exchange features conversations with candidates running for Congressional seats this year. Next up this week: two candidates from CD-5: Democratic Incumbent Rep. Josh Gottheimer and Republican Challenger Frank Pallotta.

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