ABC News Announces Election Night Plans

ByABC News
October 27, 2008, 11:37 AM

Oct. 27, 2008— -- Charles Gibson, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor live coverage of election results across from the country on Tuesday, November 4th.

ABC's "Vote 2008" will originate from the Crossroads of the World, Times Square beginning with a special edition of "World News with Charles Gibson" at 6:30pm ET and continuing with full election coverage from 7:00pm ET until at least 2:00am ET. A special edition of Nightline will air at 2:35am ET.

On election night, ABC News will transform Times Square into an outdoor global viewing event, with thousands of people watching ABC News coverage of election results on three iconic screens -- ABC's Super Sign, the enormous digital façade of NASDAQ and the 23-story high Reuters sign.

ABC News has created these graphic depictions of what the Reuters and NASDAQ signs on will look like on Election Night:

The NASDAQ sign:

View from 7th Avenue:

And looking downtown toward Times Square:

"Good Morning America Weekend" anchor Bill Weir will be in Times Square, reporting on reaction to the results.

"Vote 2008" will report state-by-state results of the Presidential election as well as key House, Senate and Gubernatorial races.

Gibson, Sawyer and Stephanopoulos will be joined on air by a team of ABC news anchors, correspondents and analysts including:

-Senior Political Correspondent Jake Tapper and John Berman at Obama election headquarters in Chicago

-"Good Morning America Weekend" News Anchor Ron Claiborne and David Wright at McCain election headquarters in Phoenix

-"Good Morning America Weekend" Anchor Kate Snow with Gov. Sarah Palin

-"Good Morning America" Anchor Robin Roberts and "Good Morning America" News Anchor Chris Cuomo reporting on reaction throughout the country

-Jim Avila monitoring voting procedures with "Ballot Watch" reports

-Jonathan Karl reporting from Capitol Hill on the next Congress

-Martha Raddatz reporting from the White House

-Bianna Golodryga monitoring reaction in the blogosphere

-Sharyn Alfonsi, Dan Harris, Jeffrey Kofman, David Muir and Pierre Thomas reporting live from battleground states

-Political analysts Cokie Roberts, George Will, Donna Brazile and Matthew Dowd in Times Square Studios and Torie Clarke in Washington, DC

-ABC News Political Director David Chalian and Polling Director Gary Langer

-Presidential Historian Richard Norton Smith

-Senior Foreign Correspondent Jim Sciutto, Supreme Court correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg, Medical Editor Dr. Timothy Johnson, Iraq correspondent Terry McCarthy, Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross and Business Correspondent Betsy Stark reporting on the challenges facing the next administration

-College journalists from the ABC News on Campus program reporting live from their campuses on the youth vote