Wednesday, 21 April 2010

UK Election: the Second Leaders' Debate: Update

I blogged earlier this week on the coverage in America of the Second Leaders' Debate and since then, I have been keeping an eye out for updates.  As predicted, it seems that C-SPAN 3 will again be airing the debate live.  It's recently appeared on their schedules online.  So the place to go will be C-SPAN Live Stream if you are watching online or to search for C-SPAN 3 if you have a good cable TV package.  For us, it's Channel 120. Unfortunately, it is not listed yet on the TV guide, which makes setting the DVR a little difficult because C-SPAN have two six hour programme wedges that span either side of the 90 minutes of the debate.

Meanwhile, japascot tweets that BBC America have said "On May 6th, the channel will present a special edition of BBC World News America". Well, I hope that that translates as taking the BBC1 coverage from 5pm through to the small hours. At the moment that does not appear on their schedules. I'll be keeping an eye out.

Update (Thursday, 7.40): now covered on C-SPAN's front page along with the news that they will also feature a live programme from Sky that covers the election so far.

Update (Thursday, 13.08): For those who have it, CNN International are also showing the debate live.  I've checked our cable package, and it is not offered by Time Warner Cable in the Carolinas.  But CNN is a good place to go for UK Election coverage.  See their UK Election Blog and follow UKElectionCNN on Twitter.  Also, Connect the World will be running a live blog and the whole debate is being streamed live on

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