KCET Airs Live 2012 Presidential Election Coverage from BBC World News

Burbank, CA - November 02, 2012 - With the economy as a critical campaign issue, the impact of this year's Presidential Election will be global. KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station serving Southern and Central California, announced it will air live, uninterrupted coverage of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election from global news leader, BBC World News, presenting the bigger picture.


With anchor Katty Kay, BBC World News will be reporting on the U.S. election as it unfolds, with updates from correspondents on the ground from key voting areas. The telecast begins at 3:30 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6.

In addition, KCET.org will provide live California election results. Ballot Brief will deliver breaking information, with the latest poll percentages on races and proposition votes, as well as all Los Angeles election news and last-minute cheat sheets for any voters still mulling over this election's ballot measures. The results of the California primary can be viewed here.



BBC World News is presented nationally on public television by KCET Los Angeles and produced out of the BBC's London studio. The newscast draws from the BBC's unrivalled global newsgathering resource of 2,000 journalists and 70 international bureaus, providing news coverage with a truly global perspective; insight into world events impacting on America and major US stories impacting on the world. BBC World News presented by KCET maintains a U.S. household coverage of 96% and airs in 189 markets nationwide on public television stations. The newscast is cleared in all top 30 markets, 48 of the top 50 markets and 95 of the top 100 markets. The newscast is carried on the primary station in 178 of the 189 markets. For more about BBC World News, please visit www.bbcworldnews.com.



On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.

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