Following the BBC, Sky News and ITN, Channel 5 has revealed its
plans for election coverage. There is to be an extended news programme
daily at 5.30pm, 5 News and Talk, the second half of which will be a
discussion of issues with viewers and a studio audience. This will be
chaired by husband-and-wife team James and Lucy O'Brien whose show, The
Wright Stuff, is on Anglia TV. Channel 5 said Jerry Springer would
provide political commentary later in the campaign, comparing UK and US
attitudes to the electoral process.