JERUSALEM (Oct. 28)
The 1976 U.S. Election Results Center will operate from Nov. 2 at 10:30 p.m. (local time) until the following morning at the Jerusalem Hilton Hotel. This event, sponsored jointly by the U.S. Cultural Center and the Jerusalem Hilton, will be open to the public and will provide full coverage of the American election returns.
The evening will begin with the screening of a variety of short films on the elections and the candidates, followed by the Israeli premiere of the feature film. “The Candidate,” starring Robert Redford. Beginning at 2 a.m. and continuing until the outcome of the elections is decided, live and up-to-the-minute results will be reported by the Associated Press wire service and the Voice of America.
The public will receive the results through a continuously updated election results board to be on display. A panel of U.S. and Israeli experts will be on hand to discuss, interpret, predict the results and answer the public’s questions. While waiting for the returns to accumulate, the Jerusalem Hilton will offer entertainment and dancing. A selection of favorite American foods and beverages will be available throughout the night.