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Election 2000: The Vote

Election 2000: The Vote KET’s three-hour production of results and analysis of Election Day 2000 in Kentucky is available as streaming video. The program originally aired live from KET’s studio as well as several other locations statewide on Tuesday, November 7, 2000.

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The program was hosted by John McGarvey and Barbara Deeb. Bill Goodman of KET’s Kentucky Tonight provided national updates on the presidential race and key congressional contests.

  • Part 1 (64 minutes)
    includes interviews with Kentucky Republican Party Chair Ellen Williams and Gov. Paul Patton; victory remarks by 6th District U.S. Rep. Ernie Fletcher (R) and concession statements by opponents Gatewood Galbraith (Ref.) and Scotty Baesler (D); and discussions by panelists and reporters on voters’ approval of the Louisville-Jefferson County merger, state legislative races in Louisville and Pike County, the presidential race in Florida, and the presidential candidates’ plans for budget surpluses and Social Security

  • Part 2 (54 minutes)
    includes interviews with the regional campaign managers for presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore, 5th District U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R), and Kentucky Senator Marshall Long; victory statements by U.S. Reps. Anne Northup (R-3rd) and Ed Whitfield (R-1st); a concession by Northup challenger Eleanor Jordan (D); and reports on state legislative and judicial races in Eastern Kentucky, the Lexington area, and Western Kentucky

  • Part 3 (55 minutes)
    includes panel discussions on whether U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-5th) is likely to run for governor, what will happen to Louisville officials whose positions will be phased out under city-county merger, and possible congressional redistricting; interviews with Democratic Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton and state Senate President David Williams (R) on the working relationship between the governor and the General Assembly; victory speeches by U.S. Reps. Ron Lewis (R-2nd) and Ken Lucas (D-4th); a concession statement by 1st District Democratic challenger Brian Roy; congressional voting by county; and a list of winners in all state races


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