French Television Station ARTE France's Presidential Election Broadcast from Top of the Town

French television station, ARTE France, contracted BMG to produce a 90-minute live news production covering the outcome of the 2008 U.S. presidential election. The special was aired live in France and Germany and was translated into three languages. ARTE France wanted the program to be shot in a classic Washington, D.C. setting, so BMG was put to the challenge of locating and securing a venue within the city that would fit their needs and which would be available on Election day.