Broadcast networks will cover conventions gavel-to-gavel


But you’ll have to log on to get that kind of coverage from ABC, CBS and NBC. The days of brokered conventions, back before primaries and caucuses were the rule, and instead the rules were made in the old proverbial smoke-filled rooms, political conventions warranted a close eye. Now, they are mostly PR-drenched coronations. Politico says that unless the two parties come up with a compelling reason for the nets to break into their regularly-scheduled programming, the broadcast coverage will be minimal as in 2004. But the cameras will be turned on – just go to the .com location of your choice.