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PBS NewsHour - NPR News Special: Political Convention Coverage
Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21 ~ 7 - 11 p.m.
Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28 ~ 7 - 11 p.m.

This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer special coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions, a first for public media. NewsHour's Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will anchor the special coverage each evening, along with NPR host Rachel Martin.


The 2016 Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland, Ohio from Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21. The Democratic National Convention will take place the following week in Philadelphia from July 25- 28.

The joint live special broadcasts will begin each convention day at 7 p.m. (CT) and will run until the convention proceedings conclude, at approximately 10 p.m. NPR will offer post-convention analysis from National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Domenico Montanaro until 11 p.m. hosted by Linda Wertheimer.