Award-winning political journalists Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill of PBS NewsHour will co-anchor gavel-to-gavel broadcast coverage from the PBS Skybox at both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. PBS Convention Coverage—A NewsHour Special Report from the Republican National Convention airs Monday, Aug. 27 – Thursday, Aug. 30 at 8/7 p.m. CT and from the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, Sept. 4 – Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET.
This year’s convention coverage also includes 24-hour online stories and updates with NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan and extended coverage via the NewsHour’s interactive digital map center and “NewsHour All Hours,” a 24-hour livestream on multiple channels that offers viewers an “all-access pass” to the conventions. Visit www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2012 for more details.
“Viewers know we respect their intelligence and that when lawmakers and candidates approach the podium, we’re going to step out of the way and let them see and hear the speeches for themselves,” said executive producer Linda Winslow. “Between speeches, viewers count on our seasoned team of journalists, led by Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill, to hone in on the issues and get explanations.”
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