US ELECTION SPECIAL: LARRY KING, ED SCHULTZ & JESSE VENTURA HOST ELECTION 2016: WORLDWIDE ON RT
RT’s Election 2016: Worldwide will be co-anchored by three news and commentary heavyweights. Larry King is one of the world’s most legendary interviewers and a host of Larry King Now and Politicking with Larry King. Veteran news anchor Ed Schultz, host of RT America’s nightly News with Ed Schultz, will co-anchor election coverage. Jesse Ventura, former Governor of Minnesota, will round out the all-star lineup.
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Also featured will be the hosts of RT America’s signature shows such as Watching the Hawks, The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp and On Contact with Chris Hedges. The broadcast team will examine important state-by-state results, but plans on reflecting on the election through a global lens.
“We’ll go worldwide with the impacts of this election,” says Ed Schultz, host of News with Ed Schultz. He added: “We understand the American vote for President does not just affect America; it’s a vote that ripples across the globe.”
“Walter Cronkite is no more,” said Ventura, in reference to how mainstream outlets typically cover elections. “Now it’s all about advertising money and ratings points, not about what’s actually going on in the world.”
RT America’s coverage of Election 2016: Worldwide begins at 4pm ET on Tuesday, November 8.
RT America channel airs from Washington, DC and is part of RT, the global television news network. It is the proud home of "Politicking with Larry King," "The Big Picture" with Thom Hartmann, “News with Ed Schultz,” "Watching The Hawks" with Tyrel Ventura, Tabetha Wallace and Sean Stone, “Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp”, award-wining financial show “Boom Bust”with Ameera David and “On Contact” hosted by Chris Hedges.
RT broadcasts 24/7 in English, Arabic and Spanish from its studios in Moscow, Washington DC, and London. It has a TV audience of 70 million weekly viewers in 38 countries, and is the most watched TV news network on YouTube with nearly 4 billion views. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Award for Best 24-hr Broadcast, and the only Russian TV channel to receive four nominations for the prestigious International Emmy Awards for News.
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