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Got Remote? Here’s the TV Convention Lineup

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TV Week has the lowdown on the TV convention coverage rundown. Get ready to fire up your TiVo!

Network: ABC
Telecast schedule: 10-11 p.m. EDT Monday through Thursday nights at both conventions, with all daily news programs originating from the convention cities. “This Week” is in Denver Aug. 24 and St. Paul Aug. 31.

Network: BBC America
Telecast schedule: 7-8 p.m. EDT and 10-11 p.m. EDT live on convention nights from the respective convention halls in Denver and St. Paul.

Network: CBS
Telecast schedule: 10-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday at both conventions. “Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer” will originate from Denver Aug. 24 and from St. Paul Aug. 31. “The Early Show” will have co-anchor Harry Smith in Denver and co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez in St. Paul each convention day.

Network: CNN
Telecast schedule: From 6 a.m. EDT, when “American Morning” starts each convention day in both cities, through New York-based daytime convention programming until the “The Situation Room” kicks off the evening’s coverage at 4 p.m. EDT.

Network: C-SPAN
Telecast schedule: All convention (or related) all the time from 7 a.m. EDT to midnight or 1 a.m. At night, it will be gavel-to-gavel coverage of what’s happening on the podium.

Network: Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network
Telecast schedule: The channel’s signature shows—from “Fox & Friends” at 6 a.m. EDT through Shepard Smith’s two shows and throughout the extended evening lineup of regularly scheduled programs—will originate live from both convention cities on Democratic and Republican convention nights. Mr. Business, Neil Cavuto, will be doing double duty, with “Your World” on FNC at its usual time and “Cavuto” on sister channel Fox Business Network at 6 p.m. with a live opening segment added for its 9 p.m. repeat.

Networks: NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo
Telecast schedules: 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday on NBC from both conventions. MSNBC starts 20-hour days with “Morning Joe” at 6 a.m. and continues through 2 a.m. Chief Washington correspondent John Harwood reports from Denver and St. Paul for CNBC throughout the convention days.

Network: PBS
Telecast schedule: 8-11 p.m. EDT (or through the close of convention activities) Monday through Thursday from both Denver and St. Paul.

Network: TV One
Telecast schedule: 8-11 p.m. each night of the Democratic convention, starting earlier depending on the scheduling of speeches. No coverage will be offered of the Republicans in St. Paul because it is deemed lacking the same import for TV One’s African American core audience.

Network: Univision
Telecast schedule: The Spanish-language network will begin convention updates each day with its morning show, “Despierta America,” and continue through prime time. On Thursday night of both conventions, Univision will carry the acceptance speeches live and then return to its entertainment programming. Each convention night, “Noticiero Univision” and special editions of the late-night newscast “Noticiero Univision: Ultima Hora” will originate from inside the convention centers.


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August 25, 2008 at 4:02 pm

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