CNN, Instagram, and CA Technologies, in an exclusive partnership with the Empire State Building (ESB), are bringing to the New York City skyline a breathtaking display of photography, real-time election results, maps, voter mosaics and animations to commemorate one of the nation’s most significant elections. The projection on New York’s most iconic landmark begins at 8PM ET tonight — November 8, 2016 – and will continue throughout the evening, ultimately calling the race for a new President of the United States of America.
The ESB activation, produced by Obscura Digital, is the final stop and grand finale of the #MyVote nationwide tour – a partnership between CNN, Instagram, Facebook and CA Technologies.
The projections will feature Instagram images uploaded by voters from around the nation using the #MyVote hashtag. #MyVote projections will also be featured at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and Miracle Mile in Las Vegas. Additionally, as part of the #MyVote tour, the Coit Tower in San Francisco will be lit up in either red or blue lights symbolizing the state’s choice for America’s next president.
Projections on ESB, and other national landmarks, will be featured on CNN and across both CNN and ESB’s digital platforms as part of Election Night in America coverage. To catch a real-life view of this incredible display, visit the Empire State Building tonight where street teams are handing out commemorative frames at Madison Square Park.
Follow @CNN, @CNNPolitics and @EmpireStateBldg on Instagram and Facebook and Facebook Live. And of course, watch live election coverage, including the ESB projections, on CNN TV, CNN.com and through CNN’s mobile apps.
Photos available by request, and embeddable via CNN and Empire State Building’s Instagram accounts.
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CNN’s Election Night in America coverage will be streamed live in its entirety to CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOS and Android, from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. ET starting Election Day, November 8, 2016.
The unrestricted live stream will add to CNN Digital’s unique election experiences across every digital platform and property as reporters and analysts from the nation’s top team in politics outline the road to 270. Real-time results and exit polls for Presidential, Senate, House, and Gubernatorial races, as well as ballot measures on the state, district and county level, will be published to the CNN Election Center at CNN.com/Results.
CNN TO DELIVER 24-HOUR, CROSS-PLATFORM COVERAGE FOR ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA 2016
ANCHORS WOLF BLITZER, JAKE TAPPER, DANA BASH AND ANDERSON COOPER TO HOST SPECIAL COVERAGE FROM CNN ELECTION CENTER IN WASHINGTON
CNN TO LIVE STREAM ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE
NOV. 3, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – On Election Day, CNN will provide viewers with 24-hours of comprehensive coverage and up-to-the-minute election results from this historic presidential race and key state races across the country. The network’s team of anchors, correspondents, analysts, reporters and commentators will be live beginning at midnight on Election Day and reporting from across the country ramping up with CNN’s special Election Night in America coverage at 4 p.m. ET.
The network will offer viewers unprecedented access to the latest happenings and first reactions from across the country with more than 25 correspondents, analysts and reporters live from voting sites in key swing states, viewing parties, and respective campaign headquarters.
CNN will live stream the vice presidential debate on CNN.com’s homepage, across mobile devices and via apps on iOS and Android, starting at 8:00pm ET. The live stream will add to CNN Politics' live coverage and analysis including updates from CNN’s Reality Check team.
Featuring a foreword from CNN’s Jake Tapper and an introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley, the first-ever book from CNN Politics will document two Americas—their battle, their beliefs, their fears and their hopes for the future. Packed with exclusive, stunning photography and new, revelatory reporting from the front lines, Unprecedented will detail the most exciting election of all time in the way that only CNN can.
Produced and published by Melcher Media, Unprecedented is scheduled for release on December 6, 2016, only weeks after the election is called for a new president. Full of drama and derision, the 2016 election is playing out against a high-stakes backdrop of war, terrorism, economic anxiety and the sudden death of an influential Supreme Court justice. Any outcome will be unprecedented, whether voters elect Hillary Clinton the first woman president, or Donald Trump, the blustery billionaire who breaks all the rules. CNN’s account will let you hold history in your hands.
Authored by top CNN Politics writer Thomas Lake and edited by award-winning veteran political reporter Jodi Enda, Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything will divulge behind-the-scenes secrets and stories from the campaign trail and shed light on how the ultimate victor triumphed. The book will be filled with revealing accounts, beautiful photojournalism from award-winning photographers and insightful infographics.
Pre-order Unprecedented now at www.cnn.com/book.
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Building on the success of CNN and The University of Chicago’s critically acclaimed podcast "The Axe Files,” CNN Politics announced today the debut of two new podcasts for politics enthusiasts.
CNN's Party People is looking for the soul of conservatism in America. The weekly podcast provides a new offering from Republicans Kevin Madden and Mary Katharine Ham, who represent different wings of the party. Each episode will delve into the future of the GOP with guests from across the political spectrum including lawmakers, thinkers, pollsters, party elders, activists, and many more.
CNN's The Daily DC exploits one of CNN's greatest assets – the political mind of CNN Political Director David Chalian. Chalian's morning read-ins are an important part of CNN's daily political coverage, and now you can learn from them. Chalian is the best political director in the business and every day listeners can tune in to hear what you need to know from the campaign trail and the world of politics.
You can catch The Daily DC every weekday and Party People weekly at CNN.com/podcast, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or your favorite podcast app.
These new original podcasts add to the audio podcasts available from CNN that includes popular TV shows AC360, Fareed Zakaria GPS, State of the Union, Reliable Sources and others, also available at CNN.com/podcast.
In partnership with Instagram, Facebook and CA Technologies, CNN embarked today on a nationwide tour of key swing states, presidential debate locations and destinations around the country on the #MyVote camper and projection tour.
Making its debut stop steps from the White House in front of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the #MyVote camper displayed the first in a series of campaign trail photos taken by the Instagram community via an immersive, one-of-a-kind virtual projection experience. These images will be exhibited at the Newseum, each debate stop and more locations to be announced as the tour unfolds.
CNN correspondents Chris Moody and Vanessa Yurkevich will travel with the #MyVote camper, report from the ground and talk to citizens to capture the faces and voices of the people.
At tour stops, members of the community are invited to enter the #MyVote camper and take a photo with either a red, blue or purple background color. They can then share that photo on Instagram, using the #MyVote hashtag. The #MyVote camper will serve as CNN’s Facebook Live HQ and the social media hub on the road-tour and at each presidential debate location stop in New York, Missouri, Virginia and Nevada.
#MyVote integrations can also be found on the CNN Politics app, available for download in the iOS app store.
The one-of-a-kind immersive projection experiences are produced by Obscura Digital and built with CA Technologies, the technology sponsor of the 2016 America’s Choice Election on CNN.
Network to Transform Harry Buffalo (RNC) and Victory Beer Hall (DNC)
Into Event & Broadcast Hubs
It’s back and better than ever! For four nights only the CNN Grill will open its doors in Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. In cooperation with an all-star lineup of vendors and partners, CNN will offer select convention-goers access to the most tricked out hospitality venues and live broadcast studios in each city. The ultimate convention destination, the CNN Grill is where lawmakers, celebrities, reporters and politicos meet to make news and make merry.
This year, the CNN Grill has chosen STARR Catering Group to create custom menus for both cities, giving guests a truly unique and unparalleled experience. The CNN Grill will also give visitors a special taste of Cleveland and Philadelphia and shine a spotlight on several top-notch local businesses by incorporating their products into the Grill’s menu.
The CNN Grill at the Republican National Convention
Situated just steps from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the CNN Grill will be located at the site of Harry Buffalo. With the help of experiential marketing & PR agency CIVIC, CNN completely reimagined the restaurant – a two-story warehouse space located on East 4th Street. The Grill will serve as home base for the network with a newsroom and live broadcasts daily, a fully operational restaurant and multiple bars. The Grill will play host to a variety of special events throughout the day and will open to invited guests nightly at 5pm from Monday, July 18th – Thursday, July 21st.
To highlight local businesses on the Grill’s menu in Cleveland, STARR has tapped a variety of hometown favorites:
The CNN Grill at the Democratic National Convention
A prime location in Philadelphia, the CNN Grill will take up residence at Victory Beer Hall at XFINITY Live!. CNN worked with CIVIC to transform the sprawling space into an unrivaled convention venue for food, fun, festivities, and of course – a broadcast studio for live daily programming. The site boasts soaring ceilings, several bars and a 2,000 square-foot patio complete with a fire pit and a unique panoramic view of the Philadelphia skyline. A variety of private events will be hosted throughout the day and the Grill will open to invited guests daily at 5pm from Monday July 25th — Thursday July 28th.
To introduce visitors to some local flavor, STARR Catering Group has identified several businesses whose products will be featured on the CNN Grill menu:
The CNN Grill first opened its doors across from Madison Square Garden in New York City as the ‘CNN Diner’ in 2004 and has since welcomed convention goers in St. Paul, MN and Denver, CO in 2008 and Charlotte, NC and Tampa, FL in 2012. CNN has also taken the Grill to the SXSW festival in Austin, TX.