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DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION '96

Convention Highlights / TODAY AUG. 27

August 27, 1996

Afternoon session (starts at 1:30 p.m. PDT)

* Presentation of the 1996 Democratic Platform

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

* Remarks by the Rev. Jesse Jackson

* Adoption of the 1996 Democratic Platform

* Presentation of Democratic congressional "Families First" agenda; speakers include House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, Sens. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware and John Kerry of Massachusetts and Rep. John Lewis of Georgia

* Keynote address by Gov. Evan Bayh of Indiana

* Remarks by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton

VIEWERS' GUIDE

* In line with President Clinton's move to the center, most of the night's speakers are to tout the administration's efforts to do its part to help parents raise their children in today's world.

* Mrs. Clinton, though a controversial figure to some Americans, should receive a rousing response from delegates as she caps the "family-night" theme with her remarks.

* Also evidencing the president's political shifts, the platform the party will adopt is markedly more moderate than its previous manifestoes. Nonetheless, it outlines clear differences with the GOP platform on many issues.

TV coverage / All times Pacific Daylight

ABC, CBS, NBC

7-8 p.m.

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PBS

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

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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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