CPTV and WNPR News have TV viewers and radio listeners covered with extensive reporting on the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland (July 18-21) and the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (July 25-28).
This reporting will include live prime-time coverage airing on both CPTV and WNPR, as well as additional coverage and analysis during the morning and afternoon on WNPR, featuring both local and national perspectives.
- Convention coverage on The Colin McEnroe Show at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 18, Thursday, July 21, and Monday, July 25
- Convention coverage on The Wheelhouse at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 20 and 27
WNPR’s news-talk show Where We Live, which airs Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., is also preparing special convention content; stay tuned for more information.
WNPR will also feature reporting from not only a Connecticut, but a New England perspective; thanks to the New England News Collaborative, which includes WNPR and other public media stations in the region, reporters from WBUR Boston, Vermont Public Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio will provide insights as well.
In addition, throughout the RNC and DNC, WNPR will broadcast special editions of NPR programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, On Point, and Here & Now, featuring on-location reporting, roundtable discussions, and more. For a full schedule of these NPR offerings, click here.
Evening Coverage on WNPR and CPTV
NPR is joining forces with the long-running PBS news program PBS NewsHour to co-produce and broadcast joint prime-time, live coverage, a first for public media. CPTV will carry NewsHour’s televised coverage, while WNPR carries NPR’s radio coverage, as follows:
- RNC coverage will air on both CPTV and WNPR on July 18-21, 8-11 p.m.*
- DNC coverage will air on both CPTV and WNPR on July 25-28, 8-11 p.m.*
*Broadcasts will extend beyond 11 p.m. as warranted if any of the day’s events have not wrapped up by that time.
NewsHour‘s broadcasts will be anchored on location by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with Hari Sreenivasan providing additional reporting in Washington. Ifill and Woodruff will be joined by NPR’s Mara Liasson, Ron Elving, and Domenico Montanaro, as well as NewsHour regular contributors and other special guests.
Meanwhile, Rachel Martin will serve as the podium reporter for NPR’s prime-time coverage, with Sue Davis as the floor reporter. At the RNC convention, Lisa Desjardins will join Davis on the convention floor, with additional reporting outside the convention hall by John Yang. At the DNC convention, Yang will join Davis on the convention floor.
The latest stories, audio reports, photos and more will be available online, at WNPR.org. PBS NewsHour will also provide online resources at PBS.org/NewsHour.