Republican National Convention Day 4: What time does Donald Trump speak, what channel; live stream

Donald Trump will on Thursday do something virually no one (but, perhaps, himself) ever imagined: He will accept the Republican nomination for president of the United States. 

What Trump will say is anyone's guess; what he needs to say is how he will work to unify the most divided GOP in years. 

Also taking to the podium tonight is Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Reince Priebus, the chairman of the RNC, and Ivanka Trump, the candidate's daughter, who will introduce him.   

Here's a guide to Thursday's coverage of the last day of the Republican convention. 

When is it?

It ends Thursday after Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech.

Where is it?

The convention is being held in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Quicken Loans Arena.

What time is it on?

The convention starts at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday. Trump should be speaking between 10 - 10:15 p.m.

What channel is it on?   

If you are looking for gavel-to-gavel TV coverage, C-SPAN is the place you probably want to be. According to the network, they will began coverage at 11 a.m. and will include a pre-primetime convention show at 7 p.m. ET.

What about TV?

For the cable channels:

MSNBC will have 20 hours of daily, live reporting from the RNC. 

RNC-TV is an offering by some cable and satellite providers.  The channel will present all-day coverage of the convention. Ask your cable/satellite provider if they are offering it. It will be called either “RNC” or “RNCTV.” 

CNN is broadcasting from the convention center with 24 hours of live programing. At 9 p.m. ET,  “America’s Choice 2016,” will focus on those speaking in primetime. Look for CNN’s digital coverage, too, with CNNgo, Snapchat coverage, and CNNVR.

Fox News is broadcasting from the convention with coverage throughout the day. It’s primetime coverage begins at 7 p.m. and closes out the day with a 2-hour “Hannity” beginning at 11 p.m. ET.

The Networks:

The three major networks, NBC, ABC and CBS, will host an hour of coverage during the convention’s primetime.

CBS News — Campaign 2016 coverage from 10 to 11 p.m. ET.

ABC News — “Your Voice Your Vote” from 10 to 11 p.m. ET

NBC News — Primetime coverage from 10 to 11 p.m. ET

Can I keep up online?

You can watch it on our site, here. Also, you can download the official RNC app,  provided by Google. The live stream will get you a 360-degree view of the Quicken Loans Arena. Plus other extras like bios and a list of speakers. Twitter will be live streaming with CBS News to stream CBSN's coverage of the RNC. 

YouTube is offering a live stream, click here to see it.  

FOX News and C-Span are also live streaming, via Facebook.  


Tonight’s theme is “Make America One Again”  

Here’s a full list of speakers for the last day of the convention.

  • Brock Mealer, motivational speaker

  • U.S Rep. Marsha Blackburn  

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin 

  • Dr. Lisa Shin, National Diversity Coalition for Trump 

  • Reince Priebus, RNC chairman 

  • Jerry Falwell, Jr., President of Liberty University and evangelical leader

  • Peter Thiel, venture capitalist 

  • Tom Barrack, CEO of Colony Capital 

  • Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald Trump and executive vice president at the Trump Organization 

  • Donald J. Trump, Republican candidate for president of the United States

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