NPR NEWS OFFERS POLITICAL COVERAGE ON EVERY PLATFORM
July 13, 2016; Washington, D.C. - Building on the comprehensive live reporting listeners depended on during the primary season, NPR News will offer live, prime time coverage from the Republican National Convention July 18 – 21 in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention July 25 – 28 in Philadelphia. NPR News coverage will be available to listeners --and viewers!-- across a wide range of platforms: broadcast, podcast, online, and TV, thanks to a partnership with PBS NewsHour.
"Public media's mission is to ensure fair minded reporting and meaningful conversations around the elections to engage audiences with the information to do their jobs as citizens," said Mike Oreskes, NPR's SVP of News and Editorial Director. "Partnering with PBS and working with our Member stations we ensure that our combined audiences will get the most comprehensive local and national perspectives."
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PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill, along with Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin, will kick off the special coverage each night of the conventions beginning 8:00 PM (ET) and will continue through 11 PM (ET) or when the convention proceedings conclude.
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The special will feature live podium speeches, newsmaker and delegate interviews, and analysis from NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Domenico Montanaro. NPR's Congressional Reporter Susan Davis will bring us reports from the Convention floor along with PBS NewsHour's Correspondents John Yang and Lisa Desjardins. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Cook Political Report's Amy Walter will offer additional insights.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer will host live post-convention coverage, in tandem with NPR reporters inside and outside the arenas in Cleveland and Philadelphia.
Leading up to the 2016 political conventions and all throughout convention weeks, NPR will provide a suite of on-the-ground reporting across programs:
The Republican National Convention in Cleveland; Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 23
- Weekend All Things Considered host Michel Martin will be reporting from Cleveland in the days leading up to the Convention, hosting roundtables with local guests on what it means to be a Republican.
- All week long, NPR Newscaster Korva Coleman will anchor the daily morning newscast live from 6 AM (ET) to 11 AM (ET) from Member station WCPN Ideastream.
- Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep will host the show live from Member Station WCPN Ideastream.
- All Things Considered co-host Robert Siegel will report live from the Convention.
- On Point will broadcast live from both convention cities both weeks at 10 AM (ET) and again Monday through Thursday from 7 - 8 PM (ET).
- Here & Now's Robin Young will host live from the Convention and broadcast from WCPN ideastream in on Friday.
The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia; Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29
- Weekend All Things Considered host Michel Martin will be reporting from Philadelphia in the days leading up to the Convention, hosting roundtables with local guests on what it means to be a Democrat.
- All week long, NPR Newscaster Korva Coleman will anchor the daily morning newscast live from 6 AM (ET) to 11 AM (ET) from Member station WHYY.
- Morning Edition co-host David Greene will host the program from Member Station WHYY.
- All Things Considered co-host Audie Cornish will anchor report live from the Convention.
- Here & Now's Robin Young will host from the Convention and broadcast from WRTI on Friday.
This special coverage will stream live on NPR.org and through NPR One.
The NPR Politics Podcast, hosted by NPR's Sam Sanders, will drop a new episode each night, recapping the highlights of the previous evening and looking ahead. The NPR Politics newsletter will come out daily with news and feature coverage of the convention, as well as a daily video analysis, "About Last Night," posted each morning on npr.org and Facebook.
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