Republican National Convention 2016: What Time, Channel and How to Watch RNC Live?
CLEVELAND, OH: There is huge enthusiasm surrounding the Republican National Convention that begins today here in Cleveland. For the last close to a year the Republican fans were on tenterhook about the prospects of their favorite presidential hopefuls. Now as things look settled in favour of former TV host and billionaire businessman Donald Trump, many of the Republican supporters are still wary as to which way the wind will blow.
Nonetheless the maverick real estate tycoon seems to have got the support of the many disgruntled elements within the Republican Party. It looked impossible when he actually launched his presidential bid. Many thought that he had no chance of bagging the Republican nomination when facing challenge from Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and several other politicians with long experience in politics at the state and national level.
In the meantime the Republican National Convention that starts today is expected to attract large number of Party fans and even opponents from across the country. It must be kept in mind that Republican debates attracted far bigger number of audience than the Democratic debates. The TV channels that hosted debates attracted around thirteen to fifteen million people on an average. Compared to it Democratic debates failed to attract half of this number.
It should be kept in mind that the main events start at primetime, although the Convention will have some events earlier in the day and TV stations will start broadcasting around 1 p.m. Eastern.
DATE: RNC begins today, Monday, July 18, 2016.
The main attraction of the RNC will begin later in the day. The main speakers will be seen starting at 8 p.m. Eastern with a session focused on national security and immigration. The theme is called “Make America Safe Again.” The afternoon sessions will begin around 1 p.m. Eastern.
How to watch RNC: almost all the news channels will be hosting RNC coverage. This include C-SPAN that will begin its coverage at 11 a.m. Eastern. MSNBC will have round the clock reporting from the RNC. RNC-TV will also have round the clock and all-day coverage. CNN will lead the pack with 24 hours of live programming from the Convention hall. At night, “America’s Choice 2016,” focusing on the primetime speakers, will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern. Others including Fox News will also have coverage off-and-on all day from the Convention floor.