July 20, 2004

Skinny on the DNC on NPR 

I love leaking memos.  This one, from NPR, details the plans for NPR's special news coverage of the Democratic National Convention from Monday, July 26 thru Thursday, July 29.

In general, NPR will produce special live coverage of the convention beginning each night at 7 o'clock (Central) and running until 10...later if the situation warrants. AM 580 will air this special coverage each night. This will take the place of As It Happens, BBC and NewsHour (at least).

WILL News Director Tom Rogers will be reporting from Boston, and he'll be posting items daily here on WILLblog.

As for that NPR memo, it mostly deals with satellite channels and broadcast details, but here's the part with stuff you might want to know:

"The Democratic party has provided us with this rough schedule of speakers:

MONDAY Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-Ohio) Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) Rep. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) Former Vice President Al Gore Former President Jimmy Carter Former President Bill Clinton

TUESDAY Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) Christine Vilsack (First Lady of Iowa) Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-Arizona) Teresa Heinz Kerry Illinois State Senator Barak Obama (keynote speaker)

WEDNESDAY Mayor Martin O'Malley (D-Baltimore) Gov. Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico) Senator John Edwards Elizabeth Edwards

THURSDAY Alex and Vanessa Kerry Chris and Andre Heinz Former Senator Max Cleland Senator John Kerry  

NPR's special coverage will carry all of the major speeches listed above. We will carry many other speeches that are not listed. When we are not carrying a speech, we will chat with NPR reporters, our analysts and a wide variety of guests who will join the program from the hall and from around the nation. Expect the most important speeches in the 10 PM Eastern hour."

WILLblog will try to get the scoop on the RNC as events move along.

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