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CBS 2 Adjusts Tuesday Prime Time Schedule For Election

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Chicago Mayoral Candidates Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun, Miguel del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William "Dock" Walls

(Clockwise from top left) Chicago mayoral candidates Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun, Miguel del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William “Dock” Walls (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — As Chicago picks its first new mayor in more than two decades, CBS 2 is planning to expand its election coverage on Tuesday, and move up its prime time lineup by one full hour.

CBS 2 will go on the air beginning at 9 p.m. with special election coverage with anchors Rob Johnson, Kate Sullivan, Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson.

The prime time lineup will slide up an hour:

6 p.m.: NCIS

7 p.m.: NCIS: Los Angeles

8 p.m. The Good Wife

9 p.m.: CBS 2 News election coverage. CBS 2 also will postpone the start of the “Late Show With David Letterman” if there is a close race or major development. The CBS 2 News at 6 p.m. and “Entertainment Tonight” will not air.

Beginning at 7 p.m., WBBM Newsradio 780 will have wall-to-wall election coverage anchored by WBBM’s Kris Kridel, political editor Craig Dellimore and political analyst Bob Crawford.

You can also get election results here at cbschicago.com.

ABC 7 and NBC 5 do not plan expanded coverage but will cut into programming as events warrant. WGN will start its election coverage on CLTV at 7 p.m. and broadcast its regularly scheduled news at 9 p.m. Fox 32 plans an expanded newscast beginning at 9 p.m., according to a report in Chicagoland Radio and Media.

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