SIRIUS XM Radio Launches Live, Daily Midterm Elections Show on P.O.T.U.S. Channel

"The Midterm Report" offers in-depth, unfiltered coverage of all the key races, issues, players and breaking news from the election trail

Interviews with candidates and party leaders, analysis and insight from top Democratic and Republican political strategists

Oct 06, 2010, 11:17 ET from SIRIUS XM Radio

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) has launched The Midterm Report—a live, nightly two-hour show focused entirely on the heated race for the midterm vote, offering millions of listeners unfiltered, in-depth coverage, analysis of key races, issues, and the biggest stories of the day as the country heads into the closing weeks of the 2010 midterm campaign—on P.O.T.U.S., the 24/7 non-partisan channel connecting listeners nationwide to the "Politics of the United States."

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The Midterm Report, hosted by Washington media veterans Todd Zwillich and Adam Belmar, airs live every Monday – Thursday through the election from 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET on P.O.T.U.S., SIRIUS channel 110 and XM channel 130.  Zwillich, a specialist on electoral politics, will host The Midterm Report every Monday. Zwillich has covered the House, Senate and White House for many years, interviewing Democratic and Republican Congressional leaders regularly. He is currently the Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, and a regular P.O.T.U.S. contributor.

Belmar, a former White House image guru, hosts The Midterm Report on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A seasoned media strategist and communications consultant, Belmar was the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Communications Director in the George W. Bush administration and Senior Producer at ABC News, overseeing the Washington bureau of Good Morning America and producing This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Zwillich and Belmar will interview a variety of key players throughout the race, including candidates, party leaders, top political strategists from the left and the right, as well as a cross-section of reporters covering the race from around the country. 

Washington insiders Ed Gillespie, former White House advisor and former Republican National Committee Chairman, Karen Finney, Democratic political consultant and former Democratic National Committee spokesperson and John Feehery, Republican political consultant and former spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, will appear on The Midterm Report.  Finney and Feehery will join the show together weekly, debating the issues and strategies from their respective parties. Political marketing expert Thom Mozloom (a P.O.T.U.S. '08 alum) of Miami's M Network contributes nightly to the show, reviewing the latest campaign ads from TV, radio and the internet.

P.O.T.U.S.' Joe Mathieu (Program Director, host of The Press Pool and anchor of the channel's special political coverage), Pete Dominick (Stand Up! with Pete Dominick) and Tim Farley (Morning Briefing) are regular contributors to The Midterm Report, with Mathieu on-air daily.  

"P.O.T.U.S. broke ground when it launched as the first radio channel dedicated to a presidential election, and The Midterm Report is the latest way that the P.O.T.U.S. team is using the freedom of satellite radio to advance political coverage," said Jeremy Coleman, SVP, Talk and Entertainment Programming, SIRIUS XM Radio. "We are proud to offer our listeners this deep and clear coverage as we approach these particularly contentious elections."

Broadcasting live from Washington, D.C. and New York, P.O.T.U.S. tells the story of American politics with unbiased news programs, live coverage of major political events inside and outside the beltway, and on-air commentary from listeners that shape political discussion throughout the day with exclusive news and talk shows hosted by Joe Mathieu, Tim Farley and Pete Dominick.

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