ABC, CBS aired no analysis from Dems during Day 2 of RNC coverage, despite airing analysis by Republicans during Day 2 of DNC coverage

››› ››› CHRISTINE SCHWEN & MORGAN WEILAND

Neither ABC nor CBS aired analysis from Democrats, Democratic strategists, or progressive media figures during their live coverage of the second day of the Republican National Convention. By contrast, both aired analysis from Republicans and conservatives, as well as from Democrats and progressives, during coverage of the second day of the Democratic National Convention.

Neither ABC nor CBS aired analysis from Democrats, Democratic strategists, or progressive media figures during their live coverage of the second day of the Republican National Convention on September 2 (the first day of the networks' live coverage of the convention). By contrast, both networks aired analysis from Republicans and conservatives, as well as from Democrats and progressives, during coverage of the second day of the Democratic National Convention on August 26.

Media Matters for America counted elected officials and strategists affiliated with each party who appeared on the networks during the 10 p.m. ET hour of convention coverage, but omitted interviews of delegates on the floor of the conventions (who presumably were members of the parties holding the convention). Findings are included in the table below:

ABC coverage

DNC: Tuesday, August 26

RNC: Tuesday, September 2

Democrats, progressives

Donna Brazille

CNN political analyst, Gore/Lieberman '00 campaign manager

Republicans, conservatives

Matthew Dowd

ABC News political contributor, chief strategist for Bush/Cheney '04

Matthew Dowd

ABC News political contributor, chief strategist for Bush/Cheney '04

George Will

Washington Post columnist and regular panelist on ABC's This Week

Torie Clarke

former Pentagon spokeswoman, former McCain spokeswoman

CBS coverage

DNC: Tuesday, August 26

RNC: Tuesday, September 2

Democrats, progressives

Joe Trippi

CBS News political analyst, campaign manager for Howard Dean in '04

Mark Warner

former governor of Virginia, candidate for U.S. Senate from Virginia

Lisa Caputo

press secretary to former first lady Hillary Clinton

Michael Dukakis

1988 presidential nominee

Ed Rendell

governor of Pennsylvania

Beau Biden

Delaware attorney general, son of Sen. Joe Biden

Republicans, conservatives

Dan Bartlett

CBS political analyst, former counselor to President Bush

Tim Pawlenty

governor of Minnesota

Dan Bartlett

CBS political analyst, former counselor to President Bush

Mitt Romney

former governor of Massachusetts and former presidential candidate

Steve Schmidt

McCain campaign manager

Lindsey Graham

senator from South Carolina, McCain national campaign committee member

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