August 30, 2012

PBS Convention Coverage

A PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL REPORT Political journalists Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will co-anchor broadcast coverage Thursday beginning at 4 p.m. on PBS 6.

2012_newshour_team_spot Judy Woodruff, Margaret Warner, Jeffrey Brown, Hari Sreenivasan, Gwen Ifill and Ray Suarez (PHOTO: PBS)

Award-winning political journalists Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will co-anchor gavel-to-gavel broadcast coverage August 28 – 30, from the PBS Skybox at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, beginning at 4 p.m.

PBS NewsHour live web streaming of the Republican National Convention in Tampa will include Tuesday's daytime roll call for the nominations. NewsHour coverage and live streaming is available on https://ondemand.azpm.org/live/.

NewsHour Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan will extend the coverage online via the NewsHour's interactive digital map center. and "NewsHour All Hours" - a 24-hour livestream, powered by Ustream, Inc., on five different channels that offers viewers an "all-access pass" to the conventions.

Shields & Brooks - Political analysis from NewsHour regulars, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks.
Reports from the Convention Floor - Senior Correspondents Jeffrey Brown and Ray Suarez will have live dispatches from the convention floors throughout the evening broadcasts. Brown will be on site at the Republican convention in Tampa, FL and Suarez will be at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, NC.
Political Analysis - NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni offers perspective and analysis on key developments at the conventions, with occasional appearances by Nathan Gonzales from the Rothenberg Political Report.
Historians - Presidential historians Richard Norton Smith and Michael Beschloss will provide historical context of the candidates' acceptance speeches on the final night of each convention.
By the Numbers - Andy Kohut, President of the Pew Research Center, explores data to provide insight on what motivates each party's activists and how voters identify with the parties; he'll drill down into the demographic shifts in the country that have changed the parties and voters' identification with them.
Listen to Me - The PBS NewsHour showcases the voices of American voters through its year-long "Listen to Me" project asking their concerns and top issues driving them to the polls.
The Daily Buzz - Political Editor Christina Bellantoni reports on how the politics of the conventions are being viewed online and what's buzzing on Twitter before the convention each day.
Making Sen$e - Paul Solman examines the economies of Tampa and Charlotte.
A Spanish Language - PBS NewsHour convention broadcast coverage will include a livestream channel for Spanish speakers.
Digital Map Center- The Map Center shows electoral map data and other demographics. Using Mozilla Popcorn.js and open web tools, the Map Center will enable home viewers to follow along with the broadcast in real-time, on a tablet or other secondary device, and is fully embeddable.

PBS Convention Coverage: A PBS NewsHour Special Report, beginning 4 p.m. on PBS 6.

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