Election 2008: The Vote
In the presidential election year of 2008, Kentuckians also voted in six U.S. House races and a U.S. Senate race. On Election Night, November 4, KET anchors Bill Goodman and Renee Shaw co-hosted Election 2008: The Vote, an hour of Kentucky returns and analysis. Political observer Al Cross joined them in the studio to provide commentary on state congressional and legislative races. The program is now available for viewing online (Windows Media® or RealVideo® format). The streamed version also includes speeches by the two candidates in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race.
Election 2008: The Vote includes the following segments:
- early returns and discussion of the presidential, congressional, and key legislative races
- Mark Hebert, WHAS-TV, on results in the Louisville area
- discussion of the political futures of defeated candidates Anne Northup and Bruce Lunsford
- discussion of the 2nd District U.S. House race
- Bill Bryant, WKYT-TV, on results from Lexington and Central Kentucky
- Patrick Crowley, Kentucky Enquirer, on voting-machine troubles and results in Northern Kentucky
- discussion of Southcentral and Western Kentucky legislative races and the balance of power in the General Assembly
- discussion of the presidential race in Kentucky
- Warren Wheat, Elizabethtown News-Enterprise, on results from Southcentral Kentucky
- discussion of the U.S. Senate race and its importance in the national picture
- interview with Steve Robertson, chair of the Republican Party of Kentucky
- Bill Bartleman, Paducah Sun, on results from Western Kentucky
- interview with Jennifer Moore, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party
- victory speech by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R)
- concession speech by U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Lunsford (D)
- final comments and wrap-up
KET’s Election 2008 coverage also included a series of forums with candidates in Kentucky congressional races. Those forums are also available for online viewing.
Election 2008: The Vote was produced by Deidre Clark. Mike Brower was executive producer.