Election Marks Debut of Big Three Anchors

November 7 will mark the first election night anchored by Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Brian Williams since they’ve taken the lead at their respective networks. Not only will it be a big test for each of them, but it will be another barometer as to how much the Big Three have ceded a major national event to cable and the Internet. NBC is going so far as having Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert on for commentary, what Williams tells USA Today is “like having Lou Gehrig and Mickey Mantle on either side of me.” Gibson is joined by George Stephanopoulos and Cokie Roberts and Couric is joined by Bob Schieffer, Mike McCurry and Nicole Wallace.

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