What to Watch Today

Colbert, The Daily Show and More Election Night Coverage

Trump vs. Biden Election Day 2020 TV Coverage

On TV this Tuesday: Stephen Colbert goes live on Showtime, Trevor Noah delivers a Comedy Central Votegasm and the 2020 presidential race is (maybe) called. Here are nine programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • CNN
    Election Night in America

    Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Abby Phillip and Jake Tapper anchor; Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon lead the network’s late-night coverage.

  • MSNBC
    Decision 2020

    Anchors include Rachel Maddow, Brian Williams, Nicolle Wallace and Joy Reid; political correspondent Steve Kornacki will work the Big Board.

  • Fox News, Fox
    Fox Democracy 2020: Election Night

    Fox News’ Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum anchor; the Fox Broadcasting network simulcast begins at 8 pm.

  • PBS
    PBS NewsHour

    Judy Woodruff will be joined in the studio by senior correspondents Lisa Desjardins and Amna Nawaz, and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.

  • NBC
    Decision 2020: Election Night

    NBC Nightly News‘ Lester Holt, Today‘s Savannah Guthrie, Meet the Press‘ Chuck Todd and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell will anchor rolling coverage through at least 4 am; Kate Snow will join the mix at 2 am.

  • CBS
    Election Night: America Decides

    CBS Evening News‘ Norah O’Donnell will lead coverage, alongside CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan, 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson and CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe.

  • ABC
    Your Voice/Your Vote: Election Night 2020

    Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos will lead coverage, alongside World News Tonight‘s David Muir and ABC News Live Prime‘s Linsey Davis.

  • Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, Pop TV, VH1
    The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Votegasm 2020 - What Could Go Wrong? (Again)

    Noah and the news team — including Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Jaboukie Young-White and Roy Wood Jr. — go live from the election fallout shelter.

  • Showtime
    Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand - Building Back America Great Again Better 2020

    Guests set to appear include Charlamagne Tha God (who will soon host his own late-night show on Comedy Central), plus Alex Wagner, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon (of Showtime’s The Circus).


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