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Off to Tampa for the GOP convention

Tampa Prepares For Republican National Convention And Potential Hurricane

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Workers hang a banner on the parking garage next to the Tampa Bay Times Forum where the Republican National Convention will be held on August 24, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

The news is now about Tropical Storm Isaac and its threat to the Republican National Convention. The GOP has officially canceled Monday's proceedings. However, from network news, you'd never know it mattered much if the storm damaged other countries or American cities outside Tampa. Isaac coverage is a wonderful example of how we as journalists care so much about something when we'll personally be affected.

Monday morning at 10 we begin our live coverage from the convention. Patt Morrison will follow at 11 with an hour of regular talk programming. I'll be back at 1 p.m. for another hour from Tampa, followed by Patt at 2.  We'll follow this schedule for the days of the convention, Monday through Thursday.

Patt will make her way to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Democratic Convention the following week. It will be fun to compare the cultures of the two conventions, aside from the platforms and PR spin we'll be exposed to for two straight weeks.


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