Planet America Live Shows
Friday 22 & 29 July at the earlier time of 8pm (AEST) on ABC News 24
The speeches, the flags, the bands, the bunting – all the sights and sounds of the circus that is an American political convention...and then there’s Donald Trump!
The Republican and Democratic parties are about to nominate their contenders for the job of president of the United States. Is it an odds-on bet there’ll be a Trump/Clinton showdown?
Planet America will be following every twist and turn in the ride and in conjunction with the US Studies Centre we’ll be marking the Republican and Democratic Conventions with two very special one-hour live events.
Recorded at the Giant Dwarf Theatre in Redfern in front of a live audience (to be played later that night on ABC News 24 and iview at 8pm AEST), hosts John Barron and Chas Licciardello will be joined by a panel of US political experts to dissect the outcome of the Conventions and what it will mean for the presidential race.
First we plan to bring a little bit of Cleveland to Redfern on Friday July 22 with Planet America’s ode to the Republican Convention. The fun starts from 12pm with competitions, analysis, Q&A sessions and more red, white and blue than a sane person can cope with. To be part of the live audience click here.
Then on Friday July 29th, we’ll do it all again, Hillary-style with a bit of Philly magic in Redfern as we mark the Democratic Convention. To be part of the live audience click here.
The Planet America one-hour convention specials will air Friday 22 & 29 July at the earlier time of 8pm (AEST) on ABC News 24 & iview. Replayed Sunday nights at 10pm (AEST) on ABC News 24 & iview.