I watched some of CBS news last night, as it was on Sky News as an hour-long programme.
Why two Sky News logos had to coat the screen during the first half I do not know.
Still, CBS gave a good rundown of the Iowa Caucus, part of its Notebook segement.
First Barack Obama was covered, with former Republican voters explaing why they were attracted to Obama.
Vox Pops are shorter than on British news stations, and often I feel they are too short.
John Edwards has been travelling all over Iowa, with Chip Reed covering him in Cedar Rapids.
$65 million dollars has been spent in total, with $40 million going on TV ads.
That's the upside of YouTube ads, unlike TV, thet are free. And, also unlike TV, they can be accessed any time.
50,000 commericals were aired in Iowa about the 2008 election, so TV is still a key medium for the candidates.
No national delgate selection takes place.
Begin caucus at 7pm.
People must register as a Repubican or declare their registration, and after short speeches there is a secret ballot.
The Republican State Convention recives the results, which then sends them to the Republican National Convention.
Starts at 6:30pm.
People stand in the area of the room that has been designated for their candidate.
A head count is taken. 15% or more is needed as a viability threshold.
Those who are not in groups comprising 15% of the room or more must realign.
Once this has happened, a final head count is taken and the delegates are sent to the county convention caucus.
Des Moines Register coverage.