Friday, October 31, 2008

Election Night 2008

There are only a few more days until the campaign season finally culminates in Election Night 2008. Tune in to WGVU TV and Radio for up-to-the-minute coverage from the award-winning news teams at PBS, NPR and right here at WGVU.

Starting at 7 p.m., NPR will be covering the elections live on WGVU AM & FM (until the wee hours of 3 a.m.) – WGVU reporters will break in at the 8, 9 and 10 p.m. hours to give updates on local races. Coverage will be hosted by NPR’s Robert Siegel & Michele Norris, and Scott Simon & Debbie Elliott. Get reporting direct from more than two dozen sites around the country, including key battleground states and major candidate sites, and analysis from NPR’s Ron Elving and Mara Liasson. And check out for the latest results, blogging, and to join in community discussion.

If you’d rather watch the action, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer will be live for the evening starting at 9 p.m. on WGVU TV. Anchor Jim Lehrer and senior correspondents Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, Ray Suarez, Jeffrey Brown and Margaret Warner and correspondent Kwame Holman will provide extensive coverage of election night:

• Judy Woodruff reports live from Obama’s election night headquarters in Chicago, Illinois
• Ray Suarez reports live from McCain’s election night headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona
• Gwen Ifill speaks with political analysts Amy Walter and Stuart Rothenberg
• Margaret Warner gets perspective from The NewsHour's panel of historians
• Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR correspondents on the ground in key battleground states
• Kwame Holman presents a NewsHour feature using voter videos submitted via YouTube

Visit PBS Vote 2008 for more coverage from across your favorite PBS Public Affairs programs, including Tavis Smiley, Bill Moyers Journal and Nightly Business Report.

Either way, WGVU is the best place to get your live, accurate news on Election Night. We’re WGVU, and we approve this message.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Accolade Awards Interview WGVU Production Manager Phil Lane

By Yayoi Lena Winfrey

Operated by Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids Michigan, television station WGVU has won numerous Accolade awards with its high quality submissions. Production manager, Phil Lane shares his thoughts about why.

Q: Over the years you've won top Accolade awards for your productions. Why do you think Surviving Auschwitz: Children of the Shoah and Stefon Harris & Friends in Concert won?

A: With both of those programs, the content was very good. Surviving Auschwitz is a captivating story that touches people in different ways. With the concert program, it helps that the main musician is an extremely talented individual as well as the group that he’s with. That’s certainly a good starting point.

Read the full interview HERE.