The international perspective on the US elections.

The BBC will be providing comprehensive coverage of the U.S. election from an international perspective. There will be special reports and debates over the coming week to tell the world what is dividing America, and to share with you what the world is saying about America. We will also be asking just what America’s commitment to the world is at this time, and what the world actually wants from America.

Watch for regular programming updates via ContentDepot.

Coverage Highlights

BBC Newshour: Newshour will be partnering with four U.S. stations during the month of October for special programming, sharing local expertise with our international audience. We will share updates via ContentDepot alerts, highlighting our partner stations and program plans.

BBC OS: Starting October 3 and running through November 7, the weekly BBC OS Conversations program will focus on U.S. elections. BBC OS Conversations reflects on the best of the election conversations that take place every weekday on BBC OS on the BBC World Service. People across the US discuss and share experiences of their lives, which in turn will reflect many of the key issues in the presidential election. Nuala also invites people living around the world to talk to Americans about the questions and observations they have about what is happening in the United States.

This program is 23-minutes and has a week-long air window. See the latest BBC schedule here.

BBC OS is featuring weekly interviews with Nate Hegyi from the Mountain West News Bureau and his 900-mile cycling trip crisscrossing the Continental Divide, interviewing and listening to Americans ahead of the 2020 election. Nate’s journey is supported by America Amplified, a community engagement journalism project based at KCUR.

Global View on 2020: How is the U.S. presidential election being reported on, discussed and commented on in countries like China, Russia, France, Germany and the UK? The BBC World Service brings you Global View on 2020.

This week-in-review module delivers an international perspective on the 2020 elections to your audiences. It can round out your established news programming and can be seamlessly placed during breaks in Saturday programs like Weekend Edition or Weekend All Things Considered. There are two versions available (0:59 or 03:59) for flexibility in your weekend schedule. Visit the program page for more information.

Election Night: The BBC World Service will run an Election Special from 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 3 to 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 4. This show will be anchored from three locations across the country. (locations and hosts will be announced at a later date).

This will be followed by special editions of Newshour live from Washington with Jamie Coomarasamy focusing on the U.S. and global reaction.

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