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Thursday’s agenda

August 30, 2012 

  • COVERING THE GOP CONVENTION FOR YOU Gina SmithThe State newspaper’s Gina Smith is in Tampa this week, covering the GOP convention from a South Carolina point of view. Return to our campaign homepage to read Smith’s articles and updates throughout the day.

Romney to accept GOP nomination

After almost a decade on the campaign trail, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will claim the GOP’s presidential nomination tonight. Romney, who tried and failed to win the nomination in 2008, will deliver his acceptance speech in the 10 p.m. hour.

Other highlights of the convention’s final night include:

7 p.m. hour – Video on the legacy of former President Ronald Reagan, and remarks by 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and Craig Romney, a son of the party’s nominee

8 p.m. hour – Remarks by former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida

10 p.m. hour – Remarks by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who will introduce Romney to accept the nomination

What can you see on TV?

ABC, CBS and NBC will broadcast from 10-11 p.m. today. (Fox has preseason NFL football.) Looking for more? C-SPAN covers the convention whenever it is in session. PBS will start its coverage at 8 p.m. The cable news networks – CNN, Fox News and MSNBC – also have expanded coverage. (CNN, for instance, will start its convention coverage at 7 p.m.)

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