Limited convention coverage by networks may keep Ann Romney off the air

The former "Big Three" networks are ready to sock it to Republicans during the convention next week. They plan on offering only one hour -- that's right, one hour -- of coverage for each night Tuesday-Thursday. And they plan on ignoring Monday night altogether. New York Times: At 10:30 on Monday night, Ann Romney is scheduled to take the stage at the Republican National Convention, in Act 1 of her husband's four-day introduction to the nation. But tens of millions of people will not be able to watch. [...] Advisers to Mitt Romney, facing a blackout of the opening-night program they fastidiously scripted to soften perceptions of the candidate, are angry. "I don't think it's the decision that Bill Paley would have made," said Russ Schriefer, a senior Romney adviser, referring to the executive who ran CBS during the days of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. The campaign is considering whether to move Mrs. Romney's speech to another night, though it is proceeding for now with...(Read Full Post)