Americans will choose their next president November 8 — as well as many of their congressional representatives and other officials.
If you want to talk with top journalists and political scientists to interpret the election results, join their livestreaming webchats on ShareAmerica’s elections page.
These experts will discuss the breaking news as winners are announced. They will explain the Electoral College, how voting systems are monitored in the U.S. and more.
Here is the programming schedule for November 8–9:
(Questions can be submitted in the chat space.)
November 8 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST (22:00 to 23:00 UTC): Thomas F. Schaller and Betsy Fisher Martin.
November 8 from 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. EST (November 9 at 00:15 UTC to 00:45 UTC): Thomas F. Schaller.
November 8 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST (November 9 from 01:00 to 02:00 UTC): Thomas F. Schaller and Betsy Fisher Martin.
November 8 from 9:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EST (November 9 from 02:15 to 03:30 UTC): Thomas F. Schaller.
November 8 from 10:45 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. EST (November 9 from 03:45 to 04:15 UTC): Betsy Fisher Martin.
November 8 at 11:30 p.m. to November 9 at 1:45 a.m. (November 9 from 04:30 to 06:45 UTC): Thomas F. Schaller.
Political expert Paul Sracic will be answering questions in the chat space throughout the evening’s programming.
Paul Sracic is a professor and the chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University in Ohio who specializes in American politics and American constitutional law. He has contributed op-ed pages to the Washington Post, USA Today, Bloomberg, The Atlantic and CNN and has been interviewed about the U.S. presidential race by the New York Times, Bloomberg Business, CNN, the BBC, NHK (Japan), KBS (Korea) and ZDF (Germany).
Thomas F. Schaller is a professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. A weekly political columnist for the Baltimore Sun, he has published commentaries in a variety of publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post and The Nation. He wrote Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South. He is also the author of The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House.
Betsy Fischer Martin is an Emmy Award–winning journalist and former television news executive. She spent 23 years at NBC News, serving most recently as managing editor of NBC’s political programming and as the executive producer of the political talk show Meet the Press, where she produced interviews with presidents, heads of state and presidential candidates. Today, she is an executive-in-residence at American University’s School of Public Affairs.
November 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST (22:00 to 22:30 UTC): Guest expert Thomas Gorguissian will stay after the live presentation to answer questions in the chat space for an additional 30 minutes.
Thomas Gorguissian is a journalist who has covered U.S. elections. Today, he works as the Washington correspondent for Al Ahram daily newspaper. Over the last 25 years, he has written in Arabic and English on Egypt’s culture and politics, as well as on U.S. foreign policy and elections. He has appeared as an analyst on Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, CNN, C-SPAN and various Egyptian television networks.
November 8 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST (November 9 from 00:30 to 01:00 UTC): Guest expert Alan Schroeder will stay after the live presentation to answer questions in the chat space for an additional 45 minutes.
November 8 from 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. EST (November 9 from 03:00 to 03:30 UTC): Alan Schroeder will stay after the live presentation to answer questions in the chat space for an additional 45 minutes.
Alan Schroeder is a professor in the School of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston. He is the author of several books, including Presidential Debates: 50 Years of High-Risk TV; Celebrity-in-Chief: How Show Business Took Over the White House; and the textbook Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air. He has written about media-related topics for the New York Times and the Washington Post.