Tuesday, July 19, 2016
David Bauder covers the first day of TV's Republican National Convention coverage. Todd VanDerWerff says the convention itself was a mess of a narrative. Sonia Saraiya highlights Donald Trump's entrance a fitting style-over-substance moment. Jim Rutenberg wondered beforehand what role truth would play. Daniel Fienberg notes that Stephen Colbert's "Colbert Report" character returned triumphantly for the RNC. Jon Stewart also returned to late night. Parhi says many are seeing media overkill at the convention. Maureen Ryan reviews the first night. Emily Nussbaum watched and shares her reactions.