November 4th, 2008
08:14 PM ET

Tuesday night lights

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/04/art.morris.jpg caption="Richard Morris, second from left, in an election night control room."]
Richard Morris
Associate Producer, Campbell Brown: No Bias. No Bull.

This is just the beginning. Five minutes to 7:00pm and we were getting ready to make our first two projections, 49 to go (don’t forget the District of Columbia). I am inside one of two control rooms that is outputting out huge production tonight. I am apart of team of that is producing the result graphics that you see in the wall behind Wolf, Campbell and Anderson.

Do you like the tricks tonight? We just debuted the hologram which allows us to have guests and reporters virtually on the set with us. There is a very cool virtual Capitol we will be using to show the change in the balance of power in Congress.

The night is very, very young. I am sure each of you are just as excited as we are to watch these results stream in.

Brew that pot of coffee; it could be a long night.

Stand by for more…

Filed under: Behind The Scenes • Richard Morris
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  1. Gita ,Cupertino

    have been watching cnn. at around 5.50 PT, i saw a staffer in the background, trying to comfort (?) a little kid. that was quite touching. we really appreciate the lengths you all go through to bring us REAL news. i guess you all (and the viewers too) have a long long night ahead.


    November 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm |
  2. Cynthia Nashville

    Hi, I'm curious since Joe Biden has won his senate seat in Delaware, what happens if he and Obama were to win the white house? Is there a runoff in Delaware for the senate seat or does it automatically go to his opponent?

    November 4, 2008 at 8:57 pm |
  3. pati mc., camp hill, pa

    Hi Richard,

    Good job! Wow, this is amazing. I adored the holgrams of the Capitol and Jessica. Very Star Wars, Leave it to you guys at CNN to turn it up on us. I think is is great! More to come I hope??????

    I am excited too. Waited for this for a long, long. long. long time. Glad we finally made it.

    Had my Starbucks and I am with you for the long haul. Have been since 1980. Rock on, and enjoy, I sure am!

    November 4, 2008 at 8:47 pm |
  4. Taaqiya

    Your right,. The night is extremely young. People all over the world will be up waiting to see how America chooses. This is very exciting indeed. We have a choice between a true leader or a restless incumbent. Let's see if America gets it right.

    November 4, 2008 at 8:30 pm |
  5. Henry Conlon

    How about you analysis the vote as it comes in on a county by county basis, compare it to past elections, that would keep you going all night.

    I have watched partisan pundits on both sides talk for two years, tonight I want an educated analysis of the facts not crap from people trying to enhance their own resume.

    Where are the votes coming from and what does that mean?, how many more votes can we expect from each district. This is what people need to know

    Context not waffle

    November 4, 2008 at 8:28 pm |