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Coverage of the US Presidential Election 2012

5 November 2012: RTÉ will have extensive coverage across television, radio, online and digital platforms of the 2012 US Presidential Elections.

Washington correspondent, Richard Downes, will be contributing live feeds to both RTÉ Radio and Television programmes across Tuesday 6th and Wednesday, 7th November.

On RTÉ Television: Tuesday 6th November, Prime Time (9.35pm, RTÉ One) will be co-presented by Richard Crowley in Washington and Miriam O’Callaghan in Dublin with the latest news on last minute voting trends.

At midnight there will be a US Presidential Election Special on RTÉ One until 3.00am with live results coverage with Robert Shortt in Washington and Bryan Dobson in Dublin.

This will be followed by a live feed of CBS News coverage of the Election between 3.00 and 7.00am.

At 7.00am, Euronews will have the latest results and information on the Election.

From 8.00am until 9.10am, there will be a US Presidential Election Special, presented by Robert Shortt in Washington and Una O’Hagan in Dublin.

On, there will be a running results service throughout the night of 6th - 7th November as well as reaction and analysis of the election result.

The 8.00am US Presidential Election Special will also be carried on RTÉ News Now and a special programme with reaction from the American community, and with representatives from US-Irish trading groups, will air from 9.10 – 10.00am.

On the morning of Wednesday, 7th November, Morning Ireland will start at the earlier time of 6.00am with Richard Crowley presenting from Washington and Aine Lawlor in the Westin hotel in Dublin, where the American Embassy is hosting an election breakfast.

On Tuesday, Today with Pat Kenny will preview the election with Lara Marlowe and Sam Brazys. On Wednesday, the programme will have a US Election panel including Denis Staunton, Niall O’Dowd, Gary Murphy, Sam Brazys and Lara Marlowe.

On Wednesday’s Drivetime, presenter Mary Wilson will be joined by contributors Carol Coleman and Aine Kerr to discuss the election as reporter Fergal Keane brings listeners the latest live from Washington.