MARGARET WARNER ON THE SCENE FOR MEXICO’S ELECTIONS FOR PBS NEWSHOUR

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Senior Correspondent Margaret Warner and the PBS NEWSHOUR Foreign Affairs team will be reporting throughout next week from Mexico on the country’s July 1 presidential election.
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On-the air and online, the NewsHour will feature comprehensive coverage of the issues dominating the election, the political players influencing the vote, and the election results themselves.
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“Why, with Greece churning and civil war unfolding in Syria, have we come to Mexico to cover this election?” wrote Warner in a Rundown blog post kicking off the NewsHour’s coverage of the presidential vote. “Because if Mexico fails, the blowback to the United States would be enormous.”

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The PBS NewsHour’s series on Mexican elections officially begins tonight, (Friday, June 22) and will stretch through the elections on Sunday (July 1) and end with wrap-up and analysis on Monday (July 2). Viewers can already read Margaret Warner’s thoughts on the presidential race here, the country’s drug war here, and U.S. ties to Mexico here.

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· Friday June 22: Warner will preview her upcoming reports on the NewsHour broadcast (check local listings).

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· Monday, June 25: On the NewsHour broadcast, Warner will provide an in-depth breakdown of the presidential candidates, opposing parties PRI and PAN, and the issues at the heart of the race. The segment will feature an interview with the head of one of Mexico’s “dualopoly” of television networks. Online, the NewsHour will take a look at the rising use of social media in the campaign, especially by Mexico’s student movement.

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· Tuesday, June 26: Warner profiles photographer Julian Cardona, who has extensively documented drug and gang war atrocities in Juarez. The NewsHour website will feature a slideshow of Cardona’s work.

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· Thursday, June 28: The Newshour broadcast takes a look at Mexico’s ongoing violent drug war, a looming issue in the election. Warner spotlights the industrial hub of Monterrey, and examines how the violence is causing Mexicans of means to flee the country and impacting Mexican business. Earlier in the day, Warner will also moderate a live Twitter debate on @Newshour on whether the drug war is or isn’t working.

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· Friday, June 29: Warner will provide a final broadcast preview on Sunday’s election from Mexico, and discuss the stakes for the U.S. in the election. Online, the Newshour will have street interviews with Mexican voters.

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· Sunday, July 1: Online, Warner and the NewsHour will provide special web-only election day updates from polling places in Mexico.

photo source: Reuters/Daniel Aguilar

· Monday, July 2: Warner will report from Mexico on the election results.

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Throughout the week, the NewsHour’s coverage of the Mexican elections will be collected on a special webpage here.

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