What’s happening Wednesday at the convention

September 4, 2012 

Who’s talking

The big draw on Wednesday will be former President Bill Clinton. So far, some news media are making a big deal about the fact that his speech has not been vetted by the Obama campaign. So far, he hasn’t asked for a chair.

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Other speakers had not been announced at press time.

Other events

President Barack Obama is expected on Wednesday. Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak at various caucus meetings.

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, also will be in Charlotte on Wednesday. She will speak to the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders caucus, the Native American Council meeting, the Youth Council meeting and at the Veterans and Military Families Council meeting.

How to watch

Your best bet is cable TV or the Internet, where all the networks plan live streaming. For a full report on who’s showing what, read our Happiness is a Warm TV blog at blogs.newsobserver.com/tv. Here is what was planned at press time:

• ABC and CBS each plan to air one hour of prime-time coverage Wednesday at 10 p.m.

• NBC will not provide any prime-time coverage Wednesday, planning instead to air the Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants game All three plan to air their morning shows and their nightly news programs from Charlotte.

• PBS will provide four hours of coverage beginning at 7 p.m. One of its live stream channels will provide simultaneous Spanish translation.

• CNN kicks off its programming at 5 a.m. and goes all day long.

• C-SPAN will air political discussion programs starting around 7:45 a.m., but when things get going on the floor in the afternoons, C-SPAN will, for the most part, turn the cameras on the speeches. No commentary and no commercials.

• Fox News starts daily coverage at 6 a.m.

• MSNBC starts at 5:30 a.m.

• News14 Carolina, the state’s local 24-hour news channel, will carry major convention speeches live.

• Current TV: Former Vice President Al Gore will lead the coverage each night from 7 to 11 p.m.

• Comedy Central will air “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from Charlotte at 11 p.m.

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