Excitement has reached unprecedented levels as the main American networks race to announce election results fresh out of the ballot box. But this year the media are determined not to repeat the mistakes made in 2004.
In Senator Barack Obama’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago, as the Democratic candidate cast his vote at a local school, voters crowded around - cameras flashing - to demonstrate pride in their favourite son.
Chicago’s Grant Park is getting set for Barack Obama’s address Nov. 4 night. It’s barely six miles, but a world away from Hyde Park, the neighborhood Obama has lived in since he made the Windy City his home.
Opinion polls show Barack Obama in a comfortable lead over John McCain as the economic woes dominate the headlines. But could an incendiary incident abroad and a last-minute vote swing dramatically change the picture?
After losing the primaries, Hillary Clinton said in an interview there was little chance she would run for president again. Also in this edition: campaigning in video games, and a report from the Mexican border.
The airwaves already saturated with the Democratic candidate's message - one of the advantages of having an ultra-effective fundraising machine - a new way of targeting voters has been found by Obama's team: actual ads inside video games.
Since 1956, the state of Missouri has always voted for the man who ended up being president. A group called "Rednecks for Obama" started a campaign in favour of Barack Obama. But is rural America ready to vote for a black president?
On November 4, 2008, the Democratic Senator from Illinois became the 44th US President, and the nation’s first black president. Surpassing all expectations, he took 349 electoral college votes to McCain’s 163.