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The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina as the party formally nominated President Trump in the roll call. Mr. Trump received 2,550 delegates’ votes, unanimously making him the party nominee. 

Monday’s theme is “Land of Promise.” Expected speakers include Senator Tim Scott, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Representative Jim Jordan, former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Donald Trump Jr. and Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple photographed pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters. 

CBSN will provide live coverage and analysis throughout the day, with full coverage beginning at 5 p.m. ET on “Red & Blue,” anchored by Elaine Quijano. At 8 p.m. ET, tune in ahead of each night’s convention speakers and live coverage of the proceedings. CBSN coverage continues at 11 p.m. ET with post-convention analysis.

From 10-11 p.m. ET, CBS television stations will broadcast live coverage anchored by “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell. 

Download the free CBS News app for full CBSN coverage and live convention updates. CBSN streaming is available on all major platforms, including iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Samsung and Pluto.


How to watch the Republican National Convention tonight

  • What: Republican National Convention Night 1
  • Date: Monday, August 24, 2020
  • Convention coverage on CBSN: 5 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. ET
  • Convention speakers live on CBSN: 8:30-11 p.m. ET
  • Convention coverage on CBS stations: 10-11 p.m. ET
  • Post-convention coverage on CBSN: 11 p.m. ET
  • Online stream: Live on CBSN — in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device.

Speakers later this week will include first lady Melania Trump, who will speak on Tuesday, and Vice President Mike Pence, who will speak on Wednesday.  

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police said Sunday that at least five people were arrested over the weekend as protests against the Republican National Convention continued in the city, CBS Charlotte affiliate WBTV reported.

The Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president last week.

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