- Reporter's Notebook: The Convention as Television Production
Our Hollywood Republican Rob Long has been watching this convention from inside and outside, the journalistic bubble that forms at all such events. A contributing editor to the National Review, writer for Slate.com and a writer and producer of television, Long says the RNC has scheduled its featured speakers in a way calculated to draw viewers.
RNC Awaits President Bush's Speech
Since Monday, it's been talk of war and terror, with speaker after speaker trying to tear apart the record, reputation and character of John Kerry, while building up George W. Bush as a steadfast leader in the war on terrorism. Tonight it's the Bush's turn to speak for himself when he will accept his nomination for a second term as President of the United States. After last night's attack dogs -- Zell Miller and Dick Cheney -- will Bush deliver a kinder and gentler message? Will he talk about jobs, health care or social security? From the Republican National Convention in New York City, Warren Olney speaks with a veteran reporter, speechwriters for both parties and swing-state delegates. (An extended version of this program was originally aired earlier today on To the Point.)