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Convention-goers at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center Wednesday night will get to see the nomination of Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, as John McCain's running mate.
updated 9/3/2008 2:59:29 PM ET 2008-09-03T18:59:29

The Republican National Convention tentative schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 3, as provided  by the Republican National Committee.Listings are in Central Standard Time.

Participants are organized by hour of participation:

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Call to Order, Introduction of Colors: U.S. Sen. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
  • Presentation of Colors: Law Enforcement Memorial Association (Minn.)
  • Pledge of Allegiance: Sharon Clahchischilliage and Mary Leavitt
  • Singing of "America the Beautiful": John Shillington and Ruby Brown
  • Invocation: Father Edward Reese
  • Speaker: U.S. Sen. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.)
  • Video: "Country First: Prosperity," with narration by Robert Duvall
  • Speaker: Anne Beiler
  • Speaker: U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.)
  • Speaker: Renee Amoore
  • Speaker: State Sen. Abel Maldonado (Calif.)
  • Speaker: Carolyn Dunn

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Speaker: Dr. Elena Rios
  • Speaker: Ruth Novodor
  • Speaker: Christy Swanson
  • Speaker: Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams
  • Speaker: Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuno
  • Speaker: Meg Whitman, former President and CEO of EBay
  • Video: Sen. McCain’s Economic Reform Package
  • Speaker: Carly Fiorina, former Chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
  • Prayer: Bishop Thomas Wenski

8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Speaker: GOPAC Chairman Michael Steele
  • Speaker: Former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.)
  • Speaker: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.)
  • Musical Performance: John Rich, Gretchen Wilson, and Cowboy Troy

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Speaker: Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (N.Y.)
  • Speaker: Gov. Linda Lingle (Hawaii)
  • Video: Sarah Palin
  • Speaker: Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin

10 p.m. to Conclusion

  • Procedural Activities Required for Nomination of the Presidential Candidate: U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio)
  • Roll Call: Sec. Jean Inman, Assist. Sec. Connie Nicholas, and Assist. Sec. Rosie Tripp
  • Benediction: Rev. Eva Rodriguez
  • Adjournment: U.S. House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio)


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