C-SPAN's Going Beyond the Gavels At Political Conventions


C-SPAN, the political network of record, will provide its national audience with gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions (Aug. 27-30 in Tampa, Fla., for the Republicans and Sept. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democrats).

Every minute of both conventions will be televised live on C-SPAN, streamed live on C-SPAN.org, carried live by C-SPAN Radio, and be immediately catalogued and archived in the C-SPAN Video Library.

C-SPAN's Steve Scully

Each individual speech can be independently viewed and shared via the Video Library, the cable-operator-supported programmer said.

Key speeches from each convention also will be available via C-SPAN's cable affiliates' on-demand platforms.

And C-SPAN will augment its signature live convention coverage with additional content for television, online, and social media -- with its "Convention Hub" providing a central online social experience.

There also will be coverage of official events at both conventions; cameras around town cameras around town providing a "delegates'-eye view" of Tampa and Charlotte; C-SPAN's live morning call-in program Washington Journal originating each day from the conventions and C-SPAN's Sunday interview program Newsmakers originating from the convention cities, too.

C-SPAN senior executive producer and political editor Steve Scully will lead the network's convention coverage. Scully has covered every convention for C-SPAN since 1992 and has attended every convention since 1980.