February 27th, 2012

CNN Devotes Special Coverage to Arizona, Michigan Primaries

Anchors Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and John King will headline the network’s America’s Choice 2012: The Arizona and Michigan Primaries coverage beginning at 7 p.m. live from the CNN Election Center. John King, USA kicks off the network’s primary coverage at 6 p.m. and a special edition of Piers Morgan Tonight is scheduled to broadcast at midnight.

CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger and senior political analyst David Gergen, along with political contributors Paul Begala, Maria Cardona, Alex Castellanos and Ari Fleischer, will be on set in the CNN Election Center to offer insight and analysis throughout the evening.

Anchor and chief political correspondent Candy Crowley will report from Romney campaign headquarters in Michigan; national political correspondent Jim Acosta from Santorum headquarters; and senior correspondent Joe Johns from Gingrich headquarters.  CNN political editor Paul Steinhauser and correspondent Miguel Marquez will take viewers inside the voting process in Michigan and Arizona, respectively. Correspondent Tom Foreman will lead a focus group in the bellwether state of Ohio ahead of Super Tuesday. CNN Newsroom anchor Suzanne Malveaux will anchor live from Phoenix, Ariz. beginning Monday, Feb. 27 through Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CNN.com will live stream the Arizona and Michigan primary coverage online, on CNN’s mobile website and across CNN’s mobile apps. Users can visit the CNNPolitics.com for primary coverage and analysis. Other online features include: GOP Delegate Calculator, CNN Electoral Map and the 2012 Primary Caucus Calendar. Users can view the CNN Politics Facebook page and follow @CNNPolitics on Twitter for the latest.
Programming schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Arizona and Michigan Primaries (All Times Eastern):

11:00 AM – 1:00PM CNN Newsroom (Suzanne Malveaux from Phoenix, Ariz.)

6:00PM – 7:00PM John King, USA (Special Edition)

7:00PM – Midnight America’s Choice 2012: The Arizona and Michigan Primaries (Live)

Midnight – 1:00 AM Piers Morgan Tonight  (Special Edition)

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Jennifer Scoggins          Washington, D.C.                    202.515.2947 jennifer.scoggins@cnn.com

Edie Emery                   Washington, D.C.                    202.898.7657      edie.emery@cnn.com