All eyes will be on Cleveland this week as the 2016 Republican National Convention kicks off today, and it’s shaping up to be a tense and potentially contentious event.
Members are on high alert after the attack in France earlier this week and with the party at odds thanks to the divisiveness of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, viewers can expect the unexpected.
For those who want to watch the drama unfold, here is everything you need to know, including the convention schedule, TV coverage, live streaming options and scheduled speakers.
Schedule/Speakers: The convention will run from Monday, July 18 to Thursday, July 21, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Among those scheduled to speak are former GOP nominee Ted Cruz, former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich, and Trump himself among others.
Here is the schedule of events:
Monday: 1 P.M. EST: Convention opens.
Tuesday: 5:30 P.M. EST: Session begins, with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson expected to speak. the official role call of the states will take place, where Trump’s name would officially be placed into nomination.
Wednesday: 7 P.M. EST: Session begins and is usually when the Vice Presidential nominees speaks, which would be the recently named Mike Pence.
State Senator Ralph Alvarado of Kentucky will speak at 9 P.M. EST about how the Republican Party is the party for people of all ethnic backgrounds, particularly Hispanics.
Thursday: 7:30 P.M. EST: Session begins, with Trump expected to speak.
TV Coverage/ Live Streaming: All the major stations, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, C-Span, CNBC, Fox and MSNBC, will be covering the events.
ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox will have nightly coverage, starting between 9 and 10 P.M. EST.
CNN, C-Span and other news outlets will have daily and nightly coverage; check local listings for exact times.
CBS will also be streaming live online, but CBS has a $5 monthly fee to use their streaming services.
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