Watch live: Republican National Convention — Night 3

The Republican National Convention continues for its third night on Wednesday, with Vice President Pence as the headline speaker. The theme for Wednesday night is “Land of Heroes,” with some of the GOP’s rising stars such as Congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas, Senator Joni Ernst, who’s facing a closely watched reelection fight, and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem set to speak. 

Wednesday’s lineup comes after a night where Republicans sought to portray President Trump as inclusive, and creating a “land of opportunity.” To this end, Tuesday’s program showed him overseeing an immigration naturalization ceremony at the White House and signing a pardon. Both appeared to be in violation of a law that prohibits performing official duties during a political event. 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke via video from Jerusalem, also a violation of the same law. In July, he warned State Department employees that they should not be engaging in “any partisan political activity” tied to a campaign, political party or political group and should refrain from partaking in “partisan political activity” while abroad. 

How to watch the Republican National Convention tonight

  • What: Republican National Convention Night 3
  • Date: Wednesday, August 26, 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.

Some of civilian speakers credited Mr. Trump with opening up new opportunities for them. Two of Mr. Trump’s children, Eric and Tiffany Trump, both ran down a list of his accomplishments, with Tiffany Trump accusing the media of silencing diverse voices. 

First lady Melania Trump closed out the night by offering a note of empathy for COVID-19 victims, discussing the racial unrest and harkening to her roots as an immigrant. “I want to acknowledge the fact that since March, our lives have changed drastically. The invisible enemy, COVID-19, swept across our beautiful country. And impacted all of us. My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one,” she said.

Mr. Trump was formally nominated on Monday morning in a roll call. 

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.

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