The 2012 American Presidential Election, German-Style

CNN could learn a thing or three from ZDF. The German TV station’s election night coverage has so far featured live interviews with dogs in Washington DC, a diner-themed bar on the stage, newscasters chugging beer,  a blogger pundit with a red mohawk, and a live oompah band playing “traditional American music” like the theme from Rocky. It’s one part CNN, one part Oktoberfest and a heck of a lot more interesting than what’s going on over on the BBC.

ZDF’s crew is going all night so things should get really interesting around 4 AM CET (or, at the very least, their stage will be covered in empty bottles, thus ensuring pratfalls).

Here’s a few clips from earlier this evening:


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