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GOP CONVENTION '96

The Highlights

August 12, 1996

Today's Convention Schedule (Aug. 12)

10:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

* Call to Order

* Introduction of various GOP candidates

* Introduction and approval of platform

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4:15 p.m.--8 p.m.

* "Salute to the American Dream," by Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour

* Remarks by former Presidents Ford and Bush

* Video tribute to former President Reagan

* Remarks by Nancy Reagan and Colin Powell

VIEWERS' GUIDE

* Tribute to Reagan should provide the night's emotional high point.

* An agreement supposedly has been reached on the contentious abortion issue in the platform, but dissent still could surface.

* Delegate reaction to Powell and his speech, in which he is expected to stake out moderate positions on several social issues, will be closely examined.

TV coverage / All times Pacific Daylight

C-Span

9 a.m.--10 p.m.: Live coverage of floor proceedings, related political coverage.

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CNN

5 p.m.- 8 p.m.: Live coverage of floor procedings

8 p.m.-9 p.m.: Post-convention special

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Family Channel

6 p.m.-8 p.m.: Live coverage, provide by GOP leaders

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PBS

5 p.m.-8 p.m.: Live coverage, part of it jointly with NBC.

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ABC, CBS, NBC

7p.m.-8 p.m.: News coverage of convention.

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MTV

8:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.: Live coverage

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