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COPY-You Decide 2008

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NEW YORK (AP) - The candidates aren't the only ones trying to win over Americans on election night.

Television networks are going high-tech, trotting out holograms and virtual reality to catch viewers' eyes.

NBC News will use Rockefeller Center's skating rink as its election map. States will turn blue or red as they are called. Giant banners for each candidate will climb 16 stories marking the progress to 270 electoral votes.

ABC News is putting up three giant video screens in Times Square, where correspondent Bill Weir will get reaction from people watching the vote count.

And CBS' Katie Couric is guaranteed a long night of anchoring. She'll head onto a Web cast when the TV coverage ends.

CNN will have a virtual-reality Capitol to track control of Congress, and a holograph projection device that will make it appear someone being interviewed in another city is in CNN's New York studio.

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says whoever succeeds President Bush must demonstrate more leadership on the global economy. Brown warns against protectionism.

The British leader sees the United States working within an international framework for the restoration of economic growth, stability and jobs.

Brown also says Persian Gulf states should have a bigger role in the governance of the International Monetary Fund, in exchange for financial bailouts for collapsing economies.

Analysts have suggested that Arab states would be unwilling to contribute to the IMF, which is dominated by the G-7and the United States. Brown says the IMF must now reflect the rising power of Gulf states.

He spoke at an international conference in the United Arab Emirates.

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