2008 Election Night Coverage
Election night coverage of the 2008 general elections included on-going election results from key races as they were being reported,… read more
Election night coverage of the 2008 general elections included on-going election results from key races as they were being reported, interviews with journalists about the election returns, viewer telephone calls about election results, and coverage of Senator McCain’s concession speech and President-Elect Obama’s victory speech. Speeches from the North Carolina U.S. Senate race and Senator-Elect Shaheen’s victory speech in New Hampshire were also included.
Additionally, guests talked about how the 2008 elections would impact the next Congress and the future of the House and Senate leadership teams, and possible changes in some committee chairmanships. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Clay Johnson III Executive Director (Former) Bush (G.W.) Presidential Transition
- Mitch McConnell Jr. U.S. Senator [R] Kentucky
- Charlie Mitchell Editor Roll Call
- Donald A. Ritchie Associate Historian U.S. Senate
- Steven Scully Host C-SPAN
- Susan Swain Co-President and Co-COO C-SPAN
- Greta Wodele Brawner Host C-SPAN
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