CBS News Sets Convention Coverage Plans

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From left: Scott Pelley, Charlie Rose, Gayle King

The team will be reporting on the convention floors in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

CBS News is the latest to finalize its plans for the 2016 RNC and DNC Conventions.

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King and Face the Nation host/CBS News political director John Dickerson will all be in attendance for both the Cleveland and Philadelphia events.

Like NBC News and ABC News, CBS will offer a full hour of primetime coverage on each of the four nights for both the Republican and Democratic meetings, starting at 10 p.m. ET. Unlike the broadcast competition, CBS News will skip the skybox roost in favor of talent on the convention floor and outside the venues — where the media is bracing for more protests than recent election years.

All of Campaign 2016, which will live-stream "gavel-to-gavel" on CBS News digital platform, will be executive produced by Steve Capus.

Broadcast and cable news organizations are a little more excited about the 2016 conventions. While recent years have proved uneventful, debate ratings and noted party division on both sides of the aisle have many expecting a huge turnout among viewers. The conventions will take place between July 18-21 (RNC) and July 25-28 (DNC).

Below is a full run-down of CBS News' plans:

— CBS News is partnering with The Atlantic in both cities and will have a physical presence in The Atlantic’s Convention HQ, where journalists from both organizations will participate in each other’s events and broadcasts.

— CBS News will bring the full strength of its resources to its coverage by originating its broadcasts and CBSN’s live stream from Cleveland and Philadelphia for the duration of the conventions. The coverage plans include:

— John Dickerson launches CBS News’ coverage from both cities with special live editions of Face the Nation (check local listings) broadcast from the floor of the convention halls, in Cleveland on July 17 and in Philadelphia on July 24.

60 Minutes is prepared to cover the conventions and candidate-related news on its July 17 and July 24 editions.

CBS This Morning (7:00-9:00 a.m.) broadcasts live each day from the convention cities. Co-hosts Rose, King and O’Donnell anchor CBS This Morning live from the floor of the convention hall, in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena on July 18-21 and live from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on July 25-28.

— Pelley anchors a special one-hour edition of the CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley (6:00-7:00 p.m ET) from the floor of the convention halls, in Cleveland on July 17 and in Philadelphia on July 24. He also anchors the CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley (6:30-7:00 p.m. ET) live from both cities on July 18-21 and July 25-28.

— CBSN presents wall-to-wall convention coverage and real-time reporting from both cities, which will be available on all CBS News Digital platforms and also on Twitter as part of a new partnership. Josh Elliott, Elaine Quijano and Vladimir Duthiers anchor CBSN’s live coverage from Cleveland and Philadelphia, with primetime coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET each night. Coverage will span from inside to outside the convention halls to give audiences deep reporting of the events and issues involved in the nominating process.

— CBS News Digital provides coverage across CBSN, CBSNews.com, CBS News’ social accounts including @cbsnews and @cbspolitics on Twitter and the CBS News apps for mobile and connected TV platforms.

— CBS Radio News provides gavel-to-gavel coverage of both conventions including live anchored coverage, updates and special reports, feeds of all major events and local station interviews with correspondents on the scene. CBS Radio News also will simulcast the network’s primetime coverage and CBSN’s coverage throughout the day from Cleveland and Philadelphia.

— CBS Newspath, the network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world, offers comprehensive coverage of both conventions. CBS Newspath correspondents Weijia Jiang, Kenneth Craig and Craig Boswell will report from Cleveland, while Jamie Yuccas, Don Champion and Danielle Nottingham will report from Philadelphia.

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