This week, we get the Democratic National Conventional, which starts on Tuesday in Charlotte.
Unlike the Republican convention, which was scheduled to run Monday through Thursday last week, the DNC only runs three days, Tuesday through Thursday. Broadcast networks will mostly handle the Democratic convetion the same way they handled the RNC: Coverage on morning news shows and on their nightly news programs, but just one hour of primetime coverage each night starting at 10 p.m. (only NBC deviates from this standard -- see below).
PBS (UNC-TV locally) will devote three hours of primetime to the convention each night, but no daytime hours. Cable news shows will be almost around-the-clock for the Charlotte action.
As with the Republican show in Tampa last week, much of the TV coverage will start ahead of time on Sunday's political discussion shows.
Here's a brief breakdown of what everyone will offer:
ABC: ABC will air "Good Morning America," "World News" and "Nightline" from Charlotte Tuesday through Thursday, with Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring the network's primetime coverage at 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. ABC will have reporting from Jake Tapper, Jonathan Karl, David Muir, Terry Moran and Cecilia Vega, and analysis from George Will, Cokie Roberts, Matthew Dowd, Donna Brazile and others. The network is also partnering with Univision to offer insight on the impact of the Latino vote.
-Live-streaming? Yes. ABCNews.com (Also on mobile apps and ABC News Radio)
CBS: CBS will have Bob Schieffer's "Face the Nation" open things for them from Charlotte on Sunday morning at 10:30. After that, "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley will have that broadcast Monday-Thursday from Charlotte, and he'll lead the primetime coverage at 10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. "CBS This Morning" will have Charlie Rose co-hosting from Charlotte. The rest of the CBS team will include Norah O'Donnell, Bill Whitaker, Bill Plante and Jan Crawford.
-Live-streaming? Yes. cbsnews.com (also via CBS Radio and iPhone app)
NBC: NBC's David Gregory moderates "Meet the Press" from Washington on Sunday, but then heads to Charlotte to assist with NBC coverage of the Democratic convention. Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from Charlotte's Time Warner Cable Arena. Williams will also anchor NBC's primetime coverage from 10 to 11 on Tuesday and from 9 to 11 on Thursday. (NOTE: NBC will not have any primetime coverage on Wednesday, instead airing the Dallas Cowboys vs. NY Giants football game.) Tom Brokaw and Andrea Mitchell are also on the NBC team. Matt Lauer co-hosted "Today" from Tampa for the RNC, but Charlotte gets Savannah Guthrie (Lauer returns to New York). Guthrie reports from Charlotte on Wednesday and Thursday.
-Live-streaming? Yes. NBCPolitics.com (Also on mobile apps)
-Hashtags: #RNC2012, #NBCPolitics, #Decision2012
PBS: "PBS NewsHour" will provide three hours of coverage each evening, Tuesday through Thursday, starting at 8. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will co-anchor, with reporting from Jeffrey Brown and Ray Suarez and analysis from Mark Shields, David Brooks, Stuart Rothenberg, Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith. Paul Solman from "Making Sen$e" will report on the local economy of Charlotte. Extended coverage is through "PBS NewsHour" online access, which will include regular updates from PBS reporters. Live webcams will be stationed throughout various venues 24 hours a day. One of the PBS livestream channels will provide simultaneous Spanish translation.
-Live-streaming? Yes. PBS.org
CNN: CNN kicks off their convention programming from Charlotte at 9 a.m. Sunday with Candy Crowley, followed by Howard Kurtz at 11. The convention is off on Monday, but cable news networks won't take a holiday. On Monday (and continuing through Thursday), CNN will have live broadcasts starting at 5 a.m. and going all day long -- programs with John Berman, Soledad O'Brien, Suzanne Malveaux, Wolf Blitzer and others. Blitzer actually begins his DNC coverage on Friday, August 31. O'Brien will air her Friday show from a local Charlotte diner (not yet named). Primetime coverage for them begins at 7 p.m. with anchors Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and Crowley, with support from John King, Gloria Borger and David Gergen. "Piers Morgan Tonight" gets pushed to midnight but still airs live from Charlotte.
-Live-streaming? Yes. CNN.com
-Hashtags: #CNNElections, #CNNGrill
C-SPAN: C-SPAN will air political discussion programs originating from Charlotte each morning (usually starting around 7:45), but when things get going on the floor in the afternoons (times vary so check the schedule), C-SPAN will, for the most part, turn the cameras on and walk away. If you want to see all the speeches without commentary and without commercials, this is the place for you.
-Live-streaming? Yes. CSPAN.org
Fox News: Fox News starts off from Charlotte on Friday, August 31, with Bret Baier and Shepard Smith both anchoring their programs there. Much of that could likely be RNC post-game analysis, but they'll still be doing it from Charlotte. Sunday coverage starts at 11 a.m. and continues through Chris Wallace's program at 2 p.m. Then, starting Monday and going through Thursday, Fox News will begin DNC coverage at 6 a.m. with "Fox & Friends" and continue daily programming from Charlotte featuring Smith, Megyn Kelly, Neil Cavuto and Greta Van Susteren. Evening coverage Tuesday and Wednesday will be led by Baier, Smith, and Kelly. Bill O'Reilly joins the group on Thursday. Fox analysts include Brit Hume, Juan Williams, Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, Karl Rove, and Joe Trippi. There's more information at the Fox News site.
-Live-streaming? Yes. FoxNews.com (also on Fox News Radio).
MSNBC: MSNBC gets to work from Charlotte on Labor Day with a special two-hour "Daily Rundown" at 8 a.m., hosted by Chuck Todd. Then back to regular MSNBC programming until Chris Matthews shows up at 10 p.m. with a special on Barack Obama. As in Tampa, MSNBC's coverage Tuesday through Friday starts with Willie Geist at 5:30 a.m. and Joe Scarborough at 6 a.m. Both of those shows will broadcast from the BlackFinn restaurant at the EpiCentre. The rest of the daily coverage includes "Daily Rundown" with Chuck Todd and "Andrea Mitchell Reports" with Andrea Mitchell. Matthews is back with "Hardball" at 5 p.m. and Rachel Maddow begins primetime coverage at 7 and goes until 1 a.m. The late afternoon and evening coverage is Tuesday through Thursday. As in Tampa, Matthews and Maddow will be joined by Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, Rev. Al Sharpton, Michael Steele, Ezra Klein, Howard Fineman and others.
-Live-streaming? Sort of. Same as NBC's NBCPolitics.com stream.
Current TV: Former Vice President Al Gore will lead Current TV's coverage, which runs each night from 7 to 11. Gore will be joined by former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm, former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and Cenk Uygur, who all host programs on Current TV. Reporting and analysis from David Shuster, Michael Shure, Joy Behar and John Fugelsang.
-Live-streaming? Yes, Current.com
Telemundo: José Díaz-Balart kicks off Telemundo's coverage on Sunday with "Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart,” airing at 12 noon. Diaz-Balart will continue to lead their coverage, anchoring live broadcasts of “Noticiero Telemundo” at 6:30 p.m. from each convention, plus other special reports to recap each day’s important events. Look for updates on programs at 7 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11:35 p.m.)
News14 Carolina: North Carolina's local 24-hour news channel is joining forces with partners in Florida to round out their convention coverage. News 14 will carry major convention speeches live, and its "Capital Tonight" program will anchor from Charlotte and provide interviews and insights from the day's action. That show airs at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
-Live-streaming? No, but stories are posted online and are available On Demand (channels 199 and 1047 on Time Warner Cable).
CNBC: CNBC is giving only one night to the Democrats. A special "Your Money, Your Vote" will air at 10 p.m. Thursday. That's anchored by Brian Sullivan from CNBC Headquarters in New Jersey, with John Harwood live from Charlotte.
Comedy Central: If you like your convention coverage with a healthy dose of snark, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" will tape shows from Charlotte Tuesday through Friday, instead of the show's normal Monday through Thursday schedule. "The Daily Show" will tape in the afternoons and air at 11 p.m. "The Colbert Report," which airs at 11:30, will also adopt at Tuesday through Thursday schedule but will tape in New York City.
Note: Some times are subject to change as convention schedules are modified.