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Late shows go live with election coverage

Nov 06, 2018 - Detroit Free Press

Live, from Election Night: It's late-night comedy! As the U.S. approaches what many consider the most consequential midterm election in memory, late-night shows are forsaking their customary early-evening tapings to comment on polling results and trends in real time.

Seth Meyers, who regularly delves into politics on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers," says it makes more sense to go live at 12:35 a.m. EST, when the nation will be focused on results.

"I couldn't imagine taping a s...