REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
C-SPAN, 12:00 p.m. ET
Forecast: Completely cloudy. With tropical storm Isaac waiting until the dramatic last minute to build to hurricane-wind status as it approached the Gulf Coast, the planners of the Republican National Convention decided to play it safe and cancel all Monday proceedings. The fact that the TV broadcast networks already had announced their plans to ignore Monday’s events in prime time (see my related Bianculli’s Blog) had nothing to do with this decision, I’m sure. But it leaves some other networks, including PBS and C-SPAN, with huge holes to fill. Tune in early to C-SPAN, starting around noon ET, to watch the roll call – and the vamping. Could be dull. Could be fascinating. Or, like the Muscular Dystrophy telethons in the Jerry Lewis era, could be a little of both.