'PBS NewsHour' Scraps Monday Convention Coverage

Will start earlier on Tuesday to cover storm-shortened GOP meetings

With no convention to cover on Monday, PBS NewsHour pulled the plug on its three-hour primetime
coverage, planned for 8-11 p.m. Monday, instead starting earlier Tuesday.

According to the show, it will begin its coverage at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday -- that will include speeches by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, as well as TV personality Janine Turner (Northern Exposure) but after the roll
call for the nomination of VP, which is scheduled to end at 6:40 p.m.

But PBS is not confining its coverage to TV. It has 6
channels of live streamed coverage at www.pbs.org/newshour or www.ustream.tv/pbsnewshour.

That 7 p.m. is an hour earlier than planned, but NewsHour won't short viewers on the
other end, continuing through the close of business for the day, which is
estimated to be 11 p.m.