Democratic National Convention checklist

September 2, 2012 

  • Covering the Democratic National Convention The State’s Adam Beam and Andrew Shain are in Charlotte this week, covering the Democratic convention from a South Carolina point of view.
    Adam BeamAndy Shain

News shows and check-in time

The guest lineups for today’s TV news shows include:

ABC’s “This Week” – David Plouffe, top Obama political adviser on whether the president convinced voters he deserves a second term.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” – Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, head of the Democratic Governors Association and a possible future Democratic presidential candidate, and Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

CNN’s “State of the Union” – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention, about his party’s plans for this week; Govs. Bev Perdue of North Carolina and Martin O’Malley of Maryland; Obama senior campaign adviser Robert Gibbs; senior Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.

Fox’s “Fox News Sunday” – Villaraigosa.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The former chief of staff to President Barack Obama is now mayor of the city where Obama’s campaign is headquartered. Expected topics? The Obama re-election effort and what to expect from the Democratic National Convention.

No hurricane, but shorter convention nonetheless

While Hurricane Isaac forced Republicans to the first day of their Tampa convention, reducing that event to three days, the Democratic convention in Charlotte only is scheduled to run three days – from Tuesday to Thursday.

Many Democratic convention delegates will be arriving today. Monday’s pre-convention activities include “Carolinafest,” a Labor Day festival in Uptown Charlotte intended to make the point that the convention – like the NFL’s Panthers – is a two-state affair, involving both North Carolina and South Carolina.

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