Day One of the 2016 Republican National Convention will stream live from Cleveland on Monday, and prospective presidential nominee Donald Trump has reportedly designed a show business style spectacular that will make up in theatrics what it lacks in organization or high-profile speakers.
Scroll down this page to watch a live stream of Day One of the 2016 Republican National Convention, right here.
While no official lineup of speakers has been announced, even with just over 24 hours to go before the convention gets underway on Monday afternoon, a list of possible personalities to take the podium was published by The New York Times this week.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 17, 2016
While political conventions typically feature a lineup of party political bigshots with the occasional celebrity thrown in — political junkies will recall movie star Clint Eastwood delivering a speech to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican National Convention — the lineup presumably approved by Trump relies heavily on personalities from outside of politics.
In the following video, late night comedian Seth Meyers provides a humorous preview of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The personalities in Trump’s lineup include TV actor Scott Baio, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel — founder of PayPal — and from the world of mixed martial arts, UFC President Dana White.
However, only Baio — best known as “Chachi” on the 1970s-era TV sitcoms Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley — has confirmed that he will attend the Republican National Convention.
Dana White has made no statement about whether or not he will actually speak, and his Twitter feed has focused on unrelated topics.
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 15, 2016
One announced speaker who later said that he would not speak at the Republican National Convention is former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who dismissed the report that he would be among he speakers selected by Donald Trump as “rumors.”
To watch Day One gavel-to-gavel live stream of the 2016 Republican National Convention from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, click on the video below. The convention will stream live starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 10 a.m. Pacific, on Monday, July 18.
To find out how to use other options to live stream the 2016 Republican National Convention, see the links at the bottom of this article.
Evening coverage begins to stream live at 7 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. Pacific, with Monday scheduled to be “Benghazi Night,” according to the New York Times report, and will feature speeches by Republican Senator Tom Cotton and former New York Mayor and 2008 Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.
All four adult children of Donald Trump are scheduled to speak at the convention throughout the week, and Trump’s Slovenia-born third wife, former model Melania Trump, will be among he featured speakers on Monday.
Also adding to the drama, the possibility that the convention may simply run out of money.
Because at least two dozen corporate sponsors have reportedly withdrawn their support of the 2016 Republican National Convention to avoid associating themselves with Donald Trump, convention organizers sent a request to conservative billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, asking him to throw $6 million their way to cover the financial shortfall.
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For live online stream options with coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention — with no cable login credentials required — check out CBS News at this link, or ABC News Go by clicking on this link.
Live streaming feeds with commentary from the three major cable news networks are also available online, although they mostly require cable or satellite provider online login credentials. Find the CNN feed at this link, MSNBC here at this link, and Fox News by clicking here. For a live stream of primary election results without the network bells and whistles, C-SPAN begins coverage at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific, on July 18 at this link. Or try this alternative link to get live a live stream of 2016 Republican National Convention coverage from Cleveland.
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