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GOP CONVENTION '96

The Highlights / TODAY AUG. 14

August 14, 1996

Today's Convention Schedule

5-8 p.m.

* "The Common-Sense Republican Congress;" speakers include Rep. George Radanovich of Mariposa

* "Combating Government Waste;" California Treasurer Matt Fong

* "Strong Families/Values;" speakers include Christian Coalition executive director Ralph Reed, former cabinet member William Bennett, former Vice President Dan Quayle

* Nomination of Dole for president by Sen. John McCain of seconding speeches will be made by Rep. Henry Bonilla of Texas and Wendy Lee Gramm, wife of Sen. Phil Gramm

* Roll Call of states

* Nomination of Jack Kemp for vice president; approved by acclamation

VIEWER'S GUIDE

* Four years ago, Clinton surprised--and electrified--his convention by breaking with tradition and making a brief appearance inside the hall where he had just been nominated for president. Does Dole have a similar surprise in store?

* The Dole nominating speech will give one war hero--McCain withstood extensive torture as a prisoner of war in Vietnam--a chance to extol the virtues of another to a wide audience.

* The "Common-Sense Congress" part of the program looms as the opening salvo in a protracted bid through Election Day to reshape public opinion toward the GOP-controlled Senate and House.

TV coverage / All times Pacific Daylight

C-Span

9 a.m.-10 p.m. Gavel-to-gavel coverage of floor proceedings, related political coverage.

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CNN

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

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

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Family Channel

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

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PBS

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

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ABC, CBS, NBC

7-8 p.m. News coverage of convention

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MTV

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

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