MSNBC will telecast 20 hours a day of live coverage from the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., officials said Thursday.
As part of MSNBC's coverage, NBC Universal’s broadcast and cable networks will telecast a one-minute convention roadblock, anchored by Keith Olbermann, with an update on the day's happenings and a preview of the upcoming coverage on MSNBC and NBC. The roadblock will air on NBC, CNBC, Bravo, Sci Fi Channel, Oxygen and USA Network each night of both the conventions.
MSNBC's convention coverage begins at 6 a.m. with Morning Joe from both Denver and St. Paul. Morning Joe will telecast live from Sam's No. 3 Grill & Bar in Denver, and from Keys Café in St. Paul, 6 a.m. to 11a.m.
Olbermann and Chris Matthews anchor MSNBC primetime coverage beginning at 7 p.m., with coverage continuing until 2 a.m. MSNBC dayside and primetime will telecast live from outdoor sets in both convention cities, outside Union Station in Denver and from Rice Park in St. Paul, respectively. Visitors and supporters of the candidates are encouraged to visit the set, and prizes and giveaways for those in attendance.
MSNBC's evening coverage begins with Hardball with Chris Matthews at 5 p.m., followed by Race for the White House with David Gregory at 6 p.m. both live on-site in Denver and St. Paul. Gregory will also report live from the convention floor in Denver and St. Paul for both MSNBC and NBC News.
Live convention coverage, anchored by Olbermann and Chris Matthews, begins at 7 p.m.and will continue live through 2 a.m. Norah O'Donnell leads MSNBC's panel, including MSNBC political analysts Rachel Maddow, Pat Buchanan, and Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post; Mike Murphy and Harold Ford Jr. will also provide analysis.