Election Night Special

Democracy Now! will be doing a special five-hour broadcast on November 4th from 07:00PM–12:00AM ET to bring you the 2008 election results as they come in.

The program will include live coverage of the results as the polls close, on-the-ground reports from across the country, reactions from across the globe, and running in-depth analysis and commentary from a wide range of guests you won’t get anywhere else.

On November 5th, the morning after, Democracy Now! expands to a two-hour broadcast from 08:00AM–10:00AM ET to provide complete coverage of the election outcome.

Please contact your local radio or TV station for local listings. There will also be a live video and audio stream of the show on our homepage at

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Information for Stations:

ELECTION NIGHT November 4th: 07:00PM–12:00AM ET

During the five hour broadcast, Democracy Now! will break away three times every hour for one-minute music interludes to allow stations to identify themselves and report on local results. The breaks will come in at 20 mins, 40 mins and 59 mins every hour.

MORNING AFTER November 5th: 08:00AM–10:00AM ET

Democracy Now! will be presented as one two-hour show with a one-minute music interlude from 08:59–09:00 so that you can run it uninterrupted. Alternatively, you can broadcast it as two stand-alone hours. (Both hours will include news headlines.)


You can download promos for our Election 2008 coverage for use on your station.
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Audio Promo

Radio Stations

  • If you receive Democracy Now! through Pacifica’s Ku satellite:

    • Election Night: On the Ku RIGHT Channel.
    • Morning After: On the Ku LEFT Channel. It will be fed like this:
    • 08:00AM–10:00AM Live
    • 10:00AM–12:00PM Refeed
    • 12:00PM–01:00PM Refeed of 1st hour only
  • If you receive Democracy Now! through PRSS / Content Depot you must subscribe to each hour separately through their service: The files are named on Content Depot as follows:

    For Election Night, Nov 4th:

    • Democracy Now Election Night Special Hour 1
    • Democracy Now Election Night Special Hour 2
    • Democracy Now Election Night Special Hour 3
    • Democracy Now Election Night Special Hour 4
    • Democracy Now Election Night Special Hour 5

    For Morning After, Nov 5th:

    • The 08:00AM–09:00AM ET will be there as usual.
    • You must subscribe separately to get the extra hour: "Democracy Now Hour 2: Expanded Election Coverage 11/05/08 9:00AM- 10:00AM ET."
  • If you receive Democracy Now! through our broadcasters’ MP3 page:

    • Election Night: We will be uploading each hour as soon as it is completed. For example, the file for the 07:00PM–08:00PM broadcast will be available no later than 08:30PM ET.
    • Morning After: You will have the choice either to download each hour individually or to download a combined two-hour file. The first hour will be ready as it always is, no later than 9:30 ET. The second hour and the combined two-hour file will be ready no later than 10:30AM ET.

TV Stations

If you receive Democracy Now! from the C-Band satellite, the window has been extended for both broadcasts:

  • On Nov. 4th: The show goes live at 07:00PM ET and will end at 12:00AM ET.
  • On Nov. 5th: The show goes live at 08:00AM ET as normal, and will end at 10:00AM ET.

FreeSpeech TV will be airing both the five-hour Election Night broadcast and the two-hour Morning After broadcast.

For questions about these transmissions, please email our chief engineer,
Peter Kurys — peter (at) democracynow (dot) org — and producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous — sharif (at) democracynow (dot) org.