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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 2: TimesCast Politics Schedule and Convention Day at a Glance


Tuesday's Republican National Convention schedule featured nominations, protests, keynotes and 3 Doors Down, and that was only the beginning. The Times's political unit is back in action in Tampa, Fla., broadcasting live with the latest from the convention hall, beginning at 2 p.m. Here are a few of the highlights from the program:

TimesCast Politics

  • Jeff Zeleny, a national political correspondent, breaks down last night's key speeches by Ann Romney and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey.
  • As part of The Deciders series, a video profile looks at a Florida inventor who is not certain President Obama's economic policies are working.
  • Mark Leibovich, chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, shares his favorite tales from the campaign trail.
  • Christoph Niemann will have“live illustrated” tweets from the second day of the convention.
  • Ben Smith, editor in chief of BuzzFeed, checks in with Rick Wilson, a Republican strategist, on the social media discussion surrounding the convention.
  • And from the Opinion section, the Op-Ed columnists Charles M. Blow and Ross Douthat discuss Tuesday in Tampa.

On the Floor Tonight

While the theme of Tuesday night was “We Built It,” Wednesday looks to move toward the Republican agenda with a theme of “We Can Change It.”

Events get under way at 7 p.m., and TimesCast Politics will be broadcasting live from Tampa as soon as events begin.

An early highlight of the night is a video tribute to Ron Paul, whose delegates made quite the ruckus in Tuesday's nomination process. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mr. Paul's son, will speak shortly after his father's video is broadcast.

The night, however, belongs to Representative Paul D. Ryan, the vice-presidential nominee, whose speech will cap the evening's proceedings. Mr. Ryan has been working on his speech for we eks, but may have to tone down some of his rhetoric as Hurricane Isaac barrels down on the Gulf Coast.

Mr. Ryan will be preceded by a list of Republican luminaries, including vice-presidential contenders Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Senator John Thune of South Dakota.

Former President George W. Bush will deliver a video address, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak, and Senator John McCain also will address the convention.

A full schedule for tonight's proceedings can be found here.

And, if you missed last night's events, you can watch key speeches and TimesCast Politics.