As a political junkie who has memories of Republican Conventions going back to 1952,(I was very young) I am starting to get excited for the Republican Convention in The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St Paul this summer set for September 1,2,3 and 4th. The convention will open on Labor Day so I will be able to stay home and watch "gavel to gavel" coverage on C-Span and FOX NEWS. The Convention has released this press release:
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Maria Cino, Chief Executive Officer and President for the 2008 Republican National Convention, today announced the program block schedule for the upcoming Republican National Convention. The program blocks are as follows:
Monday, September 1: 2:30 - 10:00 p.m. CDT* (12:30- 8:00 p.m. PDT)
Tuesday, September 2: 6:20 - 10:05 p.m. CDT (4:30- 8:05 p.m. PDT)
Wednesday, September 3: 6:20 - 11:20 p.m. CDT (4:20- 8:05 p.m. PDT)
Thursday, September 4: 6:20 - 10:15 p.m. CDT (4:20-8:15 p.m. PDT)
*Note: there will be a 30-minute break at 6:30 p.m. CDT
"We are pleased to announce the official block schedule for the 2008 Republican National Convention and are confident this year’s compelling program will be one of the most exciting in GOP convention history," said Cino. "The convention will showcase Sen. John McCain and his vision for America to the 45,000 convention participants joining us from around the country and the millions more participating from home."
About the Republican National Convention
The 2008 Republican National Convention will be held at Saint Paul's Xcel Energy Center from Sept. 1-4, 2008. Approximately 45,000 delegates, alternate delegates, volunteers, members of the media and other guests are expected to attend the convention. Minneapolis-Saint Paul is expected to receive an estimated $150-$160 million positive economic boost from the four-day event. For more information about the 2008 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.GOPConvention2008.com and join our social network sites on
Click on the title for a link to the conventions web site. They even have a neat time lapse video showing the transformation of the hockey arena into a conventions site. More updates on this blog as soon as the official schedule is released.