TV and internet offer lots of ways to follow Democratic convention

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Are you ready for some (more) convention watching?

Now that the Republicans have completed their business in Cleveland (unless maybe Donald Trump is still delivering his acceptance speech), it's time for the Democrats to do their thing. It's hard to know yet whether their four-day convention, which begins Monday in Philadelphia, will prove as, uh, entertaining or unpredictable as the Republicans' shindig – in any event, TV, social media and all sorts of streaming options will once again have it covered from every angle and at every possible moment.

There’s even a bunch of video on demand options being brought to you courtesy of the Democratic National Convention Committee. That means if you miss one of the hilariously self-serving intros during the roll call of states, you can watch it on Amazon Fire TV, Xbox or the DNCC mobile app, just to name a few sources.

It all starts this weekend, when CNN, Fox News and MSNBC set up shop and pretty much start talking ‘round the clock in and around the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. Here’s a guide to all of it:


ABC: Convention coverage 10-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday. "World News Tonight'" (airs 7 p.m. in Atlanta) will originate from Philadelphia from Monday through Thursday and "Good Morning America" from Monday through Thursday.

CBS: Live edition of "Face the Nation" originating from Philadelphia on Sunday (airs 10:30 a.m. in Atlanta). Convention coverage 10-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday. "CBS Evening News" originating from Philadelphia from Sunday through Thursday and "CBS This Morning" from Monday through Thursday. CBSN ( will air live prime-time coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

NBC: Live edition of "Meet the Press" originating from Philadelphia on Sunday (10 a.m. in Atlanta). Convention coverage 10-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday. "Today" and "NBC Nightly News" (6:30 p.m. in Atlanta) both will originate from Philadelphia from Monday through Thursday.

PBS: Joining forces with NPR to broadcast live prime-time coverage from Philadelphia from 8 to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Prime-time co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff also will anchor "PBS NewsHour" from Philadelphia all four nights (6 p.m. in Atlanta).

CNN: 18 hours of special programming Sunday, with "New Day," "Inside Politics," "State of the Union" and "Reliable Sources" all originating live from Philadelphia; there will also be special convention-focused Sunday editions of weekday shows including "The Situation Room," "Erin Burnett OutFront," "AC360" and "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon." Monday-Thursday: 24 hours of live programming, including all of CNN's regular programs and a special weekday version of "Inside Politics" at the CNN Grill airing daily from noon to 1 p.m. Prime-time coverage Monday-Thursday, anchored by Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Dana Bash and Chris Cuomo, with Don Lemon anchoring late-night coverage.

Fox News: Special programming beginning Sunday, with live editions of many shows originating from Philadelphia, including "Fox & Friends Sunday," "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace," "Special Report with Bret Baier" and "The Kelly File." Most of Fox's regular programming lineup will air live from Philadelphia from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, to be followed each night at 10 p.m. by "America's Election Headquarters" co-anchored by Baier and Kelly, and more late-night coverage.

MSNBC: 20 hours of live reporting from the convention daily, with the following shows originating live from Philadelphia from Monday through Thursday: "Morning Joe" (6 a.m.- 9 a.m.); "MTP Daily" (5 p.m.) and Chris Hayes (6 p.m.). Prime-time coverage Monday-Thursday, anchored nightly by Brian Williams, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews; live late-night coverage anchored from Philadelphia by Matthews through 2 a.m.


"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 11:35 p.m. on CBS. Instead of taping early as usual, it will air live Monday-Thursday so Colbert can react to that night's convention activities. The host will be in New York, but a "Colbert" team will be in Philadelphia producing pieces. And who knows, Colbert's buddy Jon Stewart just might turn up on air as he did twice during the Republican convention.

"Real Time with Bill Maher," 11 p.m. on HBO. Stepping out from his usual Friday night slot, Maher will do half-hour shows from Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday nights. They'll also be live-streamed on the show's YouTube channel and available on Maher's Facebook page the next day.

"The Daily Show," 11 p.m. Comedy Central. As he did during the Republican Convention, host Trevor Noah will tape the show in the host city all four nights.

"Weekend Update," around midnight, Wednesday, MSNBC. Missing out on the poking-fun action with "Saturday Night Live" on summer hiatus, co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will follow up on their hastily arranged but quite amusing "Update" done from the Republican convention site last week.


Twitter: Officially partnering with CBS to carry the live, gavel-to-gavel convention feed from CBSN from Monday through Thursday (@CBSNews). The video will be enhanced with real-time tweets about the convention from anchors, reporters and others.

Facebook Live:

C-SPAN will air live, commercial- and commentary-free coverage on its Facebook page (

) from 8 to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Facebook also will have a “Facebook Lounge” on-site that major national and local media organizations will be able to use as a studio for their own Facebook Live broadcasts.


There’s an official Democratic National Convention app (DNC 2016) for free download to iOS or Android devices. It includes live streaming and video on demand of convention week activities, scheduling information, social media feed and more.

Additionally, the Democratic National Convention Committee says live streaming will be available on these platforms: Comcast Xfinity, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox,, Google/YouTube, DirecTV, and All but the last three also will offer video on demand services.

The major broadcast and cable networks will stream much or all of their convention coverage online (For broadcast networks, go to:,, They also have free apps for watching coverage on mobile devices and other streaming services such as Apple TV, Roku and Xbox One.