While the networks on cutting back on political party convention coverage, PBS is offering live, gave-to-gavel coverage of both party conventions. KUED airs PBS Convention Coverage: a NewsHour Special Report of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on August 27-30, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte on September 4-6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. each evening.
Award-winning, veteran journalists Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will anchor complete live coverage of the Republican and Democratic national political conventions, from the opening gavel to the official close.
Between the conventions’ speeches and events, Ifill and Woodruff will interview political newsmakers and analysts, including NewsHour regulars Mark Shields and David Brooks and presidential historians Richard Norton Smith and Michael Beschloss.
On top of live dispatches from the convention floors, convention coverage will provide historical context, perspective on key developments, information on demographic shifts and other important data, offered by correspondents Jeffrey Brown, Ray Suarez and Hari Sreenivasan, NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni and Andy Kohut of the Pew Research Center. The analysis and perspective these veterans offer rounds out the program, hitting every point of view for quality, balanced coverage.
Coverage will be extended online via NewsHour’s interactive digital map center, and broadcast coverage will include Spanish SAP audio.
"This contextual depth and range of analysis offers a one-of-a-kind program," says KUED Program director James Davie. "PBS NewsHour’s live coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions is one of the most informative and balanced ways to learn what every voter needs to know about the candidates."
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff
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