President elect Barack Obama, Vice-President elect Joe Biden
It was an historic night, and the networks mostly made us proud -- except for a handful of gaffes and some sci-fi-like technology they should maybe save for a brighter tomorrow. Here's our look at the most powerful, ridiculous, and notable moments of Election Night 2008.
Barack Obama, John McCain
On Tuesday, the presidential campaign will come to an end, sending either Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain to the White House. See how the coverage of this historic election shakes out after the jump.
This weekend's Saturday Night Live, hosted by Ben Affleck and featuring musical guest David Cook and appearances by Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain and Tina Fey as McCain's running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, delivered the NBC program's second-highest household rating in nearly 11 years.
That performance is surpassed only by ...
John McCain on SNL last May
Because it is clearly what you do these days if you have any intention of crossing the White House's threshold, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain will take a detour from his final slew of campaign stops to put in an appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend.
Ben Affleck, an avowed Barack Obama supporter, will be the guest host. Awk. Ward.
When McCain last appeared on Saturday Night Live ...
Senator Barack Obama
Barack Obama delivered a three-network prime time pitch to the nation, and didn't even delay the World Series to do it.
Charlie Sheen, Maura Tierney, Hugh Laurie
It's been a huge week for television: the final presidential debate of 2008, a major departure from ER, and maybe the best intro ever. Let's get right to our list.
John McCain and David Letterman
After weeks of derision from David Letterman, John McCain finally took the Late Show stage Thursday to face the music — and did so in front of the talker's biggest television audience in nearly three years.
Get a play-by-play, plus details on the ratings, after the jump.
David Letterman and John McCain
John McCain and David Letterman are two of the country's biggest grouches, and they'll face off this week in the ultimate cranky battle. Or make nice. We're not sure yet. Sometimes their grouchiness works for them – McCain says he didn't go to Washington to win Miss Congeniality – and sometimes it turns people off.
The two have a lot to talk about after McCain skipped out on Letterman last month to sit down with Katie Couric. Here's a look at their respective feuds through the years, and who came out on top.
John McCain and Barack Obama
During Barack Obama and John McCain's final debate Wednesday, there weren't many laughs. Despite the required seriousness of the debate — you'd have to worry about any candidate who cracked wise through the country's current economic troubles — the campaign's had plenty of light moments. Watch McCain's and Obama's funniest TV appearances with our Online Video Guide.
David Letterman and John McCain
John McCain may find himself in back-to-back debates this week: He faces Barack Obama in their final debate Wednesday, and he'll return the next night to Late Show to try to make nice with David Letterman.