2012 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
C-SPAN, 2:00 p.m. ET
Yesterday’s scheduled Day 1 of the 2012 Republican National Convention was canceled due to inclement weather (and, I suspect, media apathy as well). So today’s schedule is jam-packed – though the broadcast networks are sticking to their original, barely covering schedule. For a history of the shifting treatment of televised political conventions, see Bianculli’s Blog. But this year, as for several decades now, the one place to go for unadulterated coverage is C-SPAN. So always start there, and, no matter where else you turn, use it as a control group – to show you what the other networks could be showing.