NPR News Specials

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NPR Special Coverage of breaking news stories and special political events such as the State of the Union Address, primaries, elections, and other important events that affect our community and nation.

Airs Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer Special Coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention CoveragePBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will anchor the special coverage each evening, along with NPR host Rachel Martin. NPR’s National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Domenico Montanaro will be featured analysts.

Airs Sunday, July 18, at 2 p.m. Red River Radio will carry live special coverage from NPR news on today's press briefing in baton Rouge. This briefing will provide the latest updates into the shooting of three police officers in baton Rouge Sunday morning. Meghna Chakrabarti at WBUR in Boston will host and will be joined by NPR Justice Department Correspondent Carrie Johnson in Washington, NPR Senior Washington Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving in Cleveland, and reporter Jesse Hardman of Member Station WWNO, reporting from Baton Rouge Member Station WRKF.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 12 noon, an interfaith memorial service will be held at the Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, to remember the police officers killed by a gunman in that city last week. President Obama is expected to speak, as is former president George W. Bush.  NPR will offer live, anchored, special coverage of the memorial service. Here & Now’s Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson will host the live coverage. They will be joined on the air by KERA host Krys Boyd, as well as by NPR correspondents. 

Airs Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m.  Presidential Obama will hold Press Conference From Poland concerning the recent violence in America over shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas. NPR provides live coverage at 11a.m.

NPR News will present live Special Coverage at 1100 CT to cover developments in Orlando, where a gunman has killed at least 50 people in the worst mass shooting in this nation's history.  Coverage will be hosted by Linda Wertheimer and David Greene with analysis and reports from NPR correspondents, and the latest press conferences and developments as they occur.