In addition to Trump, tonight’s speaker lineup is scheduled to include Ben Carson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and UFC honcho Dana White. (See the complete schedule below.)
Monday’s first day of the RNC wasted no time, with the official re-nomination of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Charlotte, NC. Night 1’s primetime programming included speeches from Donald Trump Jr, Kimberly Guilfoyle and South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott. (Read Deadline’s Night 1 recap here.) Night 2 on Tuesday included First Lady Melania Trump from the revamped White House Rose Garden and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, along with a presidential pardon and a naturalization ceremony. (Read Deadline’s Night 2 recap here.) Night 3 included Pence’s acceptance speech as the primetime portion of the confab competed for time on the news channels with the arrival of Hurricane Laura in the Gulf states. (Read Deadline’s Night 3 recap here.)
What To Expect On The Final Night Of The Republican Convention: Donald Trump's White House Speech
Like with last week’s Democratic National Convention, the broadcast and cable news networks are airing one hour of coverage nightly at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT (see their game plans below), with full coverage available on digital platforms including Deadline, where you can watch Night 4 here:
Other ways to watch include:
Official social channels:
The Republican National Convention will be available on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, NBC News Now, the election-dedicated The Roku Channel and Xumo TV, and Hulu is continuing its partnership with ABC News Live for live coverage regardless of subscription plan.
Ch. 121 (SD), 1212 (HD)
DirecTV Puerto Rico
Sling TV tiers (CNN, Fox News MSNBC, NBC) and Sling TV Free (ABC News Live)
Xfinity’s Election Central will provide access to convention programming from the likes of ABC News, CBS News, Cheddar, CNN, CNN en Español, C-SPAN, Fox Nation, Fox News, iHeartRadio, MSNBC, NBC News, Newsmax, Newsy, NPR, PBS, Telemundo, TYT, Univision, YouTube and more. Also available via X1 and Flex.
Here’s the daily lineup of speakers put forward by the Republican National Committee:
Monday, August 24 (Day 1)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA), Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL), Rep. Jim Jordan (OH), former Ambassador Nikki Haley, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones, Amy Johnson Ford, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Natalie Harp, Charlie Kirk, Kim Klacik, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, Sean Parnell, Andrew Pollack, Donald Trump Jr., Tanya Weinreis
Tuesday, August 25 (Day 2)
First Lady Melania Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Florida Lt Gov. Jeanette Nuñez, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Abby Johnson, Jason Joyce, Myron Lizer, Mary Ann Mendoza, Megan Pauley, Cris Peterson, John Peterson, Nicholas Sandmann, Eric Trump, Tiffany Trump
Wednesday, August 26 (Day 3)
Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX), Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY), Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY), former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, The Honorable Keith Kellogg, Jack Brewer, Sister Dede Byrne, Madison Cawthorn, Scott Dane, Carence Henderson, Ryan Holets, Michael McHale, Burgess Owens, Lara Trump
Thursday, August 27 (Day 4)
President Donald Trump, U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA), Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ), The Honorable Ivanka Trump, The Honorable Ja’Ron Smith, Ann Dorn, Debbie Flood, Rudy Giuliani, Franklin Graham, Alice Johnson, Wade Mayfield, Carl and Marsha Mueller, Dana White
Here’s how the networks plan to cover the event:
ABC News will air one hour of primetime coverage on the broadcast network from 10-11 p.m. ET led by chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, along with World News Tonight anchor David Muir and ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis. It will feature more extensive coverage on its ABC News Live streaming site, where coverage will begin at 7 p.m. each night and run until 11 p.m. ET. Davis will start at 7 p.m. ET on ABC News Live, and Stephanopoulos and the team will lead starting at 9 p.m. ET. Analysts and contributors include Nightline anchor Byron Pitts, chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, Pierre Thomas, Tom Llamas, Cecilia Vega, Terry Moran, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver and Matthew Dowd, Chris Christie, Yvette Simpson, Rahm Emanuel, Heidi Heitkamp, Sara Fagen and Leah Wright Rigueur.
Norah O’Donnell will lead coverage from Washington, joined by John Dickerson and contributors María Elena Salinas, Jamal Simmons and Leslie Sanchez. Analysts include Valerie Jarrett, Reince Priebus, Robby Mook, Joel Payne and Terry Sullivan. The network’s streaming channel CBSN will provide coverage each night starting at 5 p.m ET, with Red & Blue anchored by Elaine Quijano; she will continue coverage at 8:30 p.m. ET. CBSNews.com will provide live blog coverage starting each day at 5 p.m. ET, CBS News Radio and affiliate service CBS Newspath will also provide updates.
Coverage will run from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. ET for all four days hosted by Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Anderson Cooper, Dana Bash and John King. Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon take over from midnight-2 a.m. ET. David Chalian, Gloria Borger, David Axelrod, Nia Malika Henderson, Abby Phillip and Mark Preston will provide analysis, while commentators include Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm, David Urban and Amanda Carpenter. Jim Acosta, Kaitlan Collins, Ryan Nobles, and Jeff Zeleny will report on the convention.
The cable network will provide coverage beginning Monday morning and nightly beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on C-SPAN, C-SPAN.org and carried live by C-SPAN Radio and the C-SPAN Radio app. Senior Political Editor Steve Scully, who has covered every convention for C-SPAN since 1992 and attended every convention since 1980, will host a nightly recap show.
Fox Business Network
Neil Cavuto will provide live coverage beginning Wednesday in a primetime special to air from 9-11:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Thursday. Panelists will include Lou Dobbs Tonight host Lou Dobbs, Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery and WSJ at Large host Gerry Baker. After the Bell co-anchor Connell McShane will join Cavuto live from Savannah, GA on Wednesday and Jacksonville, FL on Thursday. On Monday and Tuesday, FBN will simulcast coverage helmed by Fox News’ Bill Hemmer.
Fox News Channel
The network’s convention coverage will be available across all of Fox News Media platforms including Fox News Audio and Fox News Digital. Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum will co-anchor special live primetime editions each of the four nights beginning at 10 p.m. ET. Commentators joining them include Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, Dana Perino and Juan Williams. FNC contributors Donna Brazile, Karl Rove and Katie Pavlich will offer analysis. The preempted The Ingraham Angle moves to 11 p.m. ET during the convention, and Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream will follow at midnight ET. Bill Hemmer Reports’ Bill Hemmer will offer Fox O&O stations and broadcast affiliates live convention coverage throughout the week.
NBC & MSNBC
The broadcast network will air an hour in primetime each evening, with cable sibling MSNBC planning for seven hours each night. Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie will anchor from the network’s headquarters in New York starting at 10 p.m. ET, with Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell. MSNBC live coverage from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. ET includes capped by Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace hosting primetime coverage from New York. NBC News Now will feature special coverage starting at 8 p.m. ET, with Todd anchoring. Additional coverage will be available on the pop-up channel on Peacock and The Report on Quibi.
Special coverage from PBS NewsHour on stations nationwide will air from 8-11 p.m. ET and on the show’s digital platforms which will include the full convention feed. Managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor coverage with senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz, correspondent Lisa Desjardins and White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor. Guests include Cook Political Report national editor Amy Walter, syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks, Washington Post columnists Jonathan Capehart and Gary Abernathy, Washington Post national political reporter and moderator of PBS’s Washington Week Robert Costa, American Greatness editor Chris Buskirk and former Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter.
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