Monday, August 11, 2008

CNN Schedule for Democratic Convention Coverage

A special convention edition of American Morning will air the week of Monday, Aug. 25 through Friday, Aug. 29 from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

A special edition of CNN Newsroom from 9 a.m. to noon will feature anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien and extended segments and frequent live shots from the convention site.

For the noon hour, CNN will feature Soledad O'Brien and anchors Gerri Willis and Ali Velshi live from New York's Election Center with guests and panel discussions live from CNN's Grill. The hour will have a convention-focused theme with the role of the economy and other pocketbook issues in the election.

CNN Newsroom will return from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with Soledad O'Brien leading CNN's special convention coverage.

Beginning at 4 p.m., lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer will anchor The Situation Room from the convention floor. Each day, the convention will gavel to order while The Situation Room is in progress and offering the first look at that day's activities.

CNN will move into its primetime convention coverage beginning at approximately 6 p.m. Anchor Anderson Cooper, senior political analyst Gloria Borger, and chief national correspondent John King, along with the "magic wall," will join Blitzer on CNN's floor set in the Pepsi Center. The coverage will extend late into the night and lead into a special midnight edition of Larry King Live.

On the final evening, CNN will relocate its political team and resources to Invesco Field at Mile High, where Sen. Obama is expected to accept his party's nomination.

Throughout the day and evening, CNN's political team will offer the latest news and thoughtful analysis. Correspondents include Dana Bash, Candy Crowley, Joe Johns, Suzanne Malveaux, Bill Schneider and Jessica Yellin.
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