With the Republican National Convention winding down, it’s the Democrats’ turn to gather, with the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte Sept. 4-6. There they are expected to formally nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden for a second term as President and Vice President of the United States. While there may be less drama than what transpired at the RNC (which had the threat of a hurricane, outbursts from Ron Paul supporters, etc.) you just never can tell what may happen. Several news outlets will be on hand to cover what does take place, and here’s where you can watch.
Among the notable headliners expected to speak at the convention are:
Congresswoman from Wisconsin Tammy Baldwin; Newark Mayor Cory Booker; former President Jimmy Carter (via video); San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro (first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention); former President Bill Clinton (who will formally nominate President Obama); Assistant Democratic Leader and Congressman from South Carolina James Clyburn; former Republican Governor of Florida Charlie Crist; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Georgetown Law School graduate Sandra Fluke; president of NARAL Pro-Choice America Nancy Keenan; Caroline Kennedy; Congresswoman from California Barbara Lee; actress and Obama Campaign co-chair Eva Longoria; U.S. Senator from Massachusetts John Kerry; women’s rights activist and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Lilly Ledbetter; Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley; First Lady Michelle Obama; Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi; actor/producer Kal Penn; Illinois Governor Pat Quinn; Democratic Majority Leader and Senator from Nevada Harry Reid; president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards; Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Senate candidate from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren; DNC Chair Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations on Sept. 6, and the president will give his acceptance speech on that date.
* Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will anchor live primetime coverage Sept. 4-6 from 10-11pm ET. Reporting from the convention will be Jonathan Karl, Jake Tapper, Cecilia Vega, Matthew Dowd, George Will, Cokie Roberts and Donna Brazile.
* All of ABC’s daily newscasts — Good Morning America, World News With Diane Sawyer and Nightline – will broadcast from the convention.
* Terry Moran will anchor special editions of Nightline from throughout the convention.
* ABC News Digital platforms will provide live coverage each night of the convention from 7-11:30pm ET on ABCNews.com, Yahoo!, Yahoo! News, GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo!, ABC News’ iPad and iPhone apps and on ABC affiliate websites.
C-SPAN again has pretty extensive coverage of the entire convention, including all the speakers. You can check out their convention broadcast schedule here.
* Scott Pelley will anchor live, primetime coverage each night Sept. 4-6 from 10-11pm ET. Joining Pelley will be Bob Schieffer and Norah O’Donnell. Additionally, CBS News Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts will report from the convention floor, and Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes will travel to Charlotte with President Obama. CBS News Senior Whtie House Correspondent Bill Plant and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson will contribute to coverage.
* The CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley will broadcast live from the convention, 6:30-7pm ET.
* Charlie Rose will co-host CBS This Morning live from the convention Sept. 4-6, 7-9am ET. Gayle King will co-host from New York.
* Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer will broadcast live from Charlotte on Sept. 2 at 10:30am ET.
* CBSNews.com will stream gavel-to-gavel coverage, as well as pre- and post-broadcast webcasts, Sept. 4-6 at 8:30pm ET and 11pm ET.
* The Daily Show With Jon Stewart will bring its entire staff to Charlotte for weeklong coverage of the convention, dubbed “DNC 2012: Hope and Change 2.” The week of shows will air Sept. 4-7 at 11pm ET/PT, and will be taped in Charlotte. Guests include Tom Brokaw (Sept. 4), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY; Sept. 5); and former Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Austan Goolsbee (Sept. 6)
* Al Gore, Jennifer Granholm, Eliot Spitzer and Cenk Uygur will cover the convention Sept. 4-6 from 7-11pm ET. Coverage will include reporting from David Shuster and Michael Shure, as well as contributions from new Current TV hosts Joy Behar and John Fugelsang. Behar’s new show, Joy Behar: Say Anything!, premieres Sept. 4 at 6pm ET and leads in to the network’s convention coverage.
* Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show (6am ET) and Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show (9am ET) will both air during their regularly scheduled times from the convention in Charlotte.
Fox News Channel
* Coverage begins with Fox News Sunday live from Charlotte Sept. 2 (check local listings for airtimes on Fox Broadcasting).
* America’s Election Headquarters, anchored by Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly, will premiere Sept. 4 10-11pm ET, continue Sept. 5 10-11:30pm ET and conclude 9-11:30pm ET on Sept. 6. The program will cover convention news with a team including Brit Hume, Juan Williams, Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, Kirsten Powers, Mara Liasson and Stephen Hayes. Karl Rove and Joe Trippi will also serve as analysts.
* MSNBC will present special programming on Labor Day, Sept. 3, starting with a two-hour Daily Rundown (8-10am ET) hosted by Chuck Todd from the EpiCentre courtyard. Regular MSNBC programming will continue throughout the day. Barack Obama: Making History, a documentary hosted by Chris Matthews, will air Sept. 3 at 10pm ET.
* Way Too Early With Willie Geist (5:30-6am ET) and Morning Joe (6-9am ET) will be live from BlackFinn restaurant at the EpiCentre Sept. 4-7. The restaurant will be open to the public during the live show.
* Chuck Todd will host Daily Rundown (9-10am ET) and Andrea Mitchell will host Andrea Mitchell Reports (1-2pm ET) from inside the Time Warner Arena. Chuck, Andrea and other hosts, including Steve Kornacki, will contribute live reports throughout the day for MSNBC from Charlotte.
* Hardball With Chris Matthews will air live at 5pm ET from an outdoor set in the courtyard at the EpiCentre. Special primetime coverage of the convention will be live 7pm-1am ET Sept. 4-6. Primetime coverage will be hosted by Rachel Maddow with Chris Matthews, joined by Ed Schultz, Lawrence O’Donnell, Rev. Al Sharpton, Chris Hayes and Steve Schmidt. Contributors will include Alex Wagner, Melissa Harris-Perry, Michael Steele, Ezra Klein, Howard Fineman, Ed Rendell and Eugene Robinson.
* Andew Jenks will team with BuzzFeed’s Rosie Gray to deliver live commentary before and after President Obama’s acceptance speech, starting at 9:45pm ET. This will also be live-streamed on MTV.com, MTVNews.com and Powerof12.org.
* David Gregory will moderate Meet the Press from Washington, D.C., on Sept. 2 before heading to Charlotte for convention coverage.
* Savannah Guthrie will co-anchor split editions of Today from Charlotte beginning Sept. 5, while Matt Lauer co-anchors from New York.
* Brian Williams will anchor NBC Nightly News from the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte Sept. 4-5, then from the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Sept. 6.
* Brian Williams will also anchor NBC News primetime coverage from 10-11pm ET on Sept. 4, and from 9-11pm ET on Sept. 6.
* Tom Brokaw will contribute across all platforms from Charlotte.
* Also contributing from Charlotte throughout the convention will be Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Kristen Welker, Ron Allen, Mark Murray, and campaign embeds Carrie Dann, Jamie Novogrod and Andrew Rafferty.
* Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill of PBS NewsHour will co-anchor gavel-to-gavel broadcast coverage 8-11pm ET Sept. 4-6. The coverage will be interspersed with analysis, interviews and commentary.
* Mark Shields and David Brooks will offer political analysis.
* Senior correspondent Ray Suarez will have live dispatches from the convention floor.
* Political editor Christina Bellantoni will offer perspective and analysis on key developments at the convention; she will also report on how the politics of the convention are being viewed online and what’s buzzing on Twitter.
* Presidential historians Richard Norton Smith and Michael Beschloss will provide historical context of President Obama’s acceptance speech on the final night.
* Convention broadcast coverage will include a livestream channel for Spanish speakers at pbs.org/newshour.
* Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart will air live from the Democratic Convention on Sept. 2 at 12pm ET.
* Noticiero Telemundo will be live from the Democratic Convention Sept. 3-6 at 6.30pm ET. Special editions of Noticiero Telemundo air Sept. 5-6 at 11:30pm ET.
* Daily reports from Un nuevo dia (7am ET) and Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste will air Sept. 3-6 at 5pm ET.
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