CNN announces on- the- ground coverage of U S Political Conventions

CNN will offer viewers nonstop, unbiased programming across on-air and digital platforms at the U.S. Republican and Democratic National Conventions beginning later this month. The network’s robust political team will travel to Tampa, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina, for live programming and events from locations on the convention floors, sky booths and a studio integrated into the CNN Grills1.

“As the only U.S. cable news channel that has not picked sides in this election, CNN has a unique lens with which to cover these conventions,” said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president. “In Tampa and in Charlotte, we will give both parties an opportunity to showcase their platforms while also asking tough questions of Republicans and Democrats. Coverage of the conventions will dominate our air over two weeks as CNN’s deep bench of anchors, political reporters and analysts help Americans make an informed choice about their vote.”

Each convention day, CNN will begin coverage from locations inside the convention hall. Anchors Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and Candy Crowley will join lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer to lead coverage alongside chief national correspondent John King at the “Magic Wall.” Chief political analyst Gloria Borger and senior political analyst David Gergen will be on hand throughout the coverage each day.

On the final day of the Democratic Convention, (Friday Sep 7 IST), CNN’s anchors and correspondents will move to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, where President Obama will accept his party’s nomination.

A special 9:30 am IST edition of ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ will air live from the CNN Grill, where U.S. based newsmakers and convention attendees will be gathered to enjoy lively political conversation while staying plugged into the goings on at the conventions.

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