THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
- Presentation of Colors by Korean War veterans of the Maryland Honor Guard;
- Nic Lott, a 20-year-old student from the University of Mississippi, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance;
- Lorrie Morgan, country-music superstar, will sing the National Anthem;
- Rev. Mark Craig, pastor of Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Governor Bush's pastor, will deliver the invocation;
- Philadelphia Boys' Choir, America's Ambassadors of Song, will perform;
- Nancy Brinker, breast-cancer advocate, will discuss Governor Bush's efforts to fight the disease;
- Compassion Video: St. Luke's Free Clinic in Hopkinsville, KY;
- U.S. Sen. Bill Frist, a world-renowned heart surgeon from Tennessee and the Senate's only practicing physician, will discuss prescription drugs and the Patients' Bill of Rights;
- Summary Video: Good Neighbor Projects, Philadelphia area;
- Phyllis C. Hunter, Texas literacy expert serving as advisor to the Statewide Reading Initiatives program, will discuss the program;
- Mike Rantilla, a union member from Courtland, OH, will discuss Social Security and taxes;
- Dave Wenzel, decorated Vietnam veteran and former mayor of Scranton, PA, will discuss Governor Bush's New Freedom Initiative designed to help the disabled;
- Bo Derek, film icon, will introduce California Assemblyman Abel Maldonado;
9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
- Abel Maldonado, California Assemblyman, will deliver remarks in Spanish focusing on Governor Bush's work to open the door to opportunity for all Americans;
- Heather Whitestone McCallum, Miss America 1995, will introduce a video tribute to Texas First Lady Laura Bush;
- Biographical Video: Texas First Lady Laura Bush
- Rolling Roll Call (tentative)
10:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.
- George P. Bush, nephew of Governor George W. Bush, will deliver a bilingual address about inclusion and the challenges facing young Americans;
- U.S. Rep. Vito Fossella, (R-N.Y.), great-grandson of a U.S. Congressman who voted to create Social Security in the 1930s, will discuss Governor Bush's plans to secure the golden years of current and future retirees;
- Sally Brenner, a 65-year-old grandmother from New Jersey, will speak via satellite about how Governor Bush's Social Security plan would keep senior citizens secure in their retirement years;
- Amy Knutsen, the 22-year-old granddaughter of the previous speaker, will outline how Governor Bush's Social Security plan would benefit younger generations;
- Governor Tom Ridge (R-PA), host governor of the 2000 Republican National Convention, will profile Governor Bush;
- Rudy Bradley, a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives who switched parties and became a Republican, will discuss the reasons for his switch;
- Jan Bullock, wife of late Texas Democratic Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock, will discuss Governor Bush's success in reaching across party lines;
- Brooks and Dunn, country music's dynamic duo, will perform;
- Nancy Weiss, a longtime friend of Governor Bush;
- Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, another longtime friend of Governor Bush, will introduce a video biography of the Governor;
- Biographical Video: Governor George W. Bush
- Governor George W. Bush will deliver his acceptance speech;
- His Eminence Anthony Cardinal Bevilaqua of Philadelphia, PA, will deliver the Benediction;
- Chaka Khan, recording legend and 7-time Grammy-Award winner, will provide an electrifying climax to the convention.
Source: Republican National Convention
WHISPER OF THE DAY
The Republicans hate it when the Democrats say they're out of
touch, but consider: When the Republican National Committee sent
out its events calendar via computer, it had all the times wrong.
According to one insider, "I checked with the chairman's office, and it
appears that this is because the time on our computers is set to