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CNN Election Night Press Release

CNN to Headquarter Election-Night Coverage at NASDAQ

Network Draws on Stock Market's Technology, 96-screen Video Wall to
Relay Real-time Election Results


     The network that brought viewers to the ringside in Boston and to the CNN Convention Diner in New York will offer audiences around the world a unique viewing experience on election night. Using the remarkable technology of the NASDAQ MarketSite in the heart of Times Square, Wolf

     Using the state-of-the-art capabilities of NASDAQ's 96-screen video wall to dynamically present real-time vote information, exit polls and analysis of key state races across the country, CNN will be able to present viewers with more at-the-moment information then ever before. Even out on the street, the coverage will be unprecedented as the seven-story NASDAQ Tower, one of the largest stationary video screens in the world, projects CNN's election coverage live in Times Square.

     "As we have said all year long, our network is determined to always give our viewers the most complete coverage of the election right down to the last state and last ballot," said Princell Hair, executive vice president and general manager of CNN/U.S. "We looked around to find the best technology and the most exciting venue to complement our deep bench of anchors, reporters and analysts, and there was only one real choice, NASDAQ."

     CNN's "America Votes 2004" will operate two separate control rooms in CNN's New York headquarters at Time Warner Center. One control room will coordinate the main election night program that will broadcast domestically and globally, while the other will control the dozens of NASDAQ video screens in real-time.

     "Setting up our election night headquarters at the NASDAQ puts us in the middle of perhaps the best place in the country to display numbers, data and information," said David Bohrman, CNN's Washington Bureau chief, who will produce the network's election-night coverage. "We will be able to show our viewers more results about more races than ever before."

     NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,300 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financials services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks.

     CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to 15 cable and satellite television networks; two private place-based networks; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; six Web sites, including CNN.com, the first major news and information Web site; and CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service.





NASDAQ MarketSite Studio To Become CNN
Epicenter for Election Day Coverage


     New York, N.Y., October 14, 2004-- The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. ("NASDAQ®"; OTCBB: NDAQ) today announced that CNN will headquarter its coverage of the 2004 election at the NASDAQ MarketSite located in the heart of Times Square. The NASDAQ MarketSite will serve as CNN's election-night headquarters.

     The NASDAQ MarketSite broadcast studio will be transformed into CNN's political backdrop illustrating real-time voting statistics. CNN will use the MarketSite as its central location for providing live updates on the results from the polls throughout the election. The election night coverage will be displayed on the MarketSite studio video wall and will be sorted by candidate and state. The NASDAQ Tower, one of the largest stationary video screens in the world, will project the coverage live in Times Square.

     "Setting up our election night headquarters at the NASDAQ puts us in the middle of perhaps the best place in the country to display numbers, data and information," said David Bohrman, CNN's Washington Bureau chief, who will produce the network's election-night coverage. "We will be able to show our viewers more results about more races than ever before."

     "The NASDAQ MarketSite facility is recognized by many as an icon in the heart of Times Square that embodies growth, technology, and innovation, which are the hallmarks of our market. We are pleased that a leading news organization such as CNN is leveraging our broadcast studio, video wall, and Tower for such an important occasion," commented Maribel A. O'Brien, Vice President, NASDAQ Marketsite.

     NASDAQ's MarketSite studio in Times Square is a state-of-the-art broadcast facility that provides a dynamic backdrop for Listed Companies to celebrate the daily Market Open, IPO ceremonies and for business reporters to conduct market reports on developments within our marketplace. The NASDAQ video wall in the studio has a split-level design and is comprised of 96 high-resolution multimedia screens utilized to illustrate stock movements and performance graphs. The MarketSite is the home of multiple news outlets that report live up-to-the-minute financial information on a daily basis.

     For this event, NASDAQ broadcast professionals, technicians, and wall operators will be supporting the CNN staff onsite. In addition to its daily broadcast capabilities, the NASDAQ MarketSite is often utilized for specific broadcast events such as the Jerry Lewis Telethon and the CBS broadcast of The Thanksgiving Day Parade and is reserved by companies for special events.

     CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to 15 cable and satellite television networks; two private place-based networks; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; six Web sites, including CNN.com, the first major news and information Web site; and CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service.

     NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,300 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at NASDAQ.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at NASDAQ.com/newsroom.



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