You Decide 2004Republican National Convention

Monday, Aug. 30 - Thursday, Sept. 2 at 9:30 p.m ET
Hosted by Brit Hume

The Republicans get ready to kick off their 2004 national convention in New York City...

FOX News is live at Madison Square Garden with the latest on the preparations, plus a peek at what to expect in the days to come.

Party faithful, A-list celebs, cops, protesters... you name it. It's going to be an exciting week as George W. Bush works his way to the Big Apple to accept the GOP's presidential nomination.

Stay tuned to FNC for the latest election news... We Report, You Decide!

Monday, August 30
Theme: "A Nation of Courage"
Primetime Podium Schedule:
Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican National Committee
Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., permanent convention chairman
Tribute to President Ford
Ron Silver, actor
Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M.
Bernard Kerik, former police commissioner New York, NY
Robert Khuzami, former assistant United States attorney, New York, NY
Zainab Al-Suwaij, executive director of American Islamic Congress
Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of the City of New York

Tuesday, August 31
Theme: "People of Compassion"
Primetime Podium Schedule:
Princella Smith, Winner, MTV "Stand Up and Holla"
Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn.
Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C.
Rep. Anne Northup, R-Ky.
George P. Bush
Erika Harold, Miss America 2003
Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn.
Education Secretary Rod Paige
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Laura Bush

Wednesday, September 1
Theme: "A Land of Opportunity"
Primetime Podium Schedule:
Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle
Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Labor Secretary Elaine Chao
Rep. Rob Portman, R-Ohio
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.
Michael Reagan
Tribute to President Ronald Reagan
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga., keynote address
Lynne Cheney
Vice President Dick Cheney
Music, Brooks & Dunn

Thursday, September 2
Theme: "A Safer World, A More Hopeful America"
Primetime Podium Schedule:
Lynn Swann, NFL Hall of Famer
Dorothy Hamill, Olympic gold medalist
Music, Donnie McClurkin
Music, Michael W. Smith
New York Gov. George Pataki
President George Bush