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DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION '96

Convention Highlights / TODAY AUG. 26

August 26, 1996

Afternoon session (starts at 2 p.m., PDT)

* Convention preliminaries and organization

Evening session (starts at 5 p.m. PDT)

* Presentation by actor Edward James Olmos

* Remarks by Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri and the mayor's brother, William M. Daley, co-chairman of convention host committee

* Video tribute to late Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown; remarks by his widow, who serves as convention honorary chairwoman of the convention.

* Welcoming address from Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

* Remarks by actor Christopher Reeve

VIEWER'S GUIDE

* The tribute to Brown, who died in an April airplane crash in Croatia, and the appearance by Reeve, a party activist paralyzed when he fell from a horse last year, should spark emotional responses from delegates.

* Just as the GOP convention relied on comments by voters in making their case against the Clinton administration, the Democrats have turned to members of the public for support.

* Any doubt that the party wants to bury the spectre of 1968 should be laid to rest by the appearances of two of the sons of the mayor who presided over that riotous convention, Richard J. Daley.

TV coverage / All times Pacific Daylight

PBS

5-8 p.m. (includes joint coverage with NBC)

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ABC, CBS, NBC

7-8 p.m.

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FOX

Updates during scheduled programming

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C-SPAN

Round-the-clock coverage

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CNN

Focuses on convention throughout the day; continuous coverage 5-8 p.m

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MSNBC

Focuses on convention throughout the day

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