Some transcripts and NECN video of speeches available
RNC schedule for Thursday, Sept. 2
7:45 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. EDT
Theme: "A Safer World, A More Hopeful America"
Convention Call to Order, Rep. Henry Bonilla of Texas, Deputy Permanent Co-Chair
Presentation of Colors, New York Port Authority
Pledge of Allegiance, Mary Lou Retton and Kerri Strug, Olympic Gold Medalists
National Anthem, Nicole C. Mullen, Nashville, Tenn.
Invocation, Bishop Keith Butler, Southfield, Mich.
Lynn Swann, NFL Hall of Famer
Dorothy Hamill, Olympic Gold Medalist
The Honorable Michael Williams of Texas
Music, Donnie McClurkin
Music, Michael W. Smith
Benediction, Cardinal Egan