Behind the scenes: Producing the 2012 RNC
August 31st, 2012
08:15 PM ET
10 years ago

Behind the scenes: Producing the 2012 RNC

(CNN) - After more than 30 years covering politics for NBC News, Phil Alongi left the network and quickly found himself on the other side of the game. Speaking with CNN Friday, Alongi was wrapping up in Tampa, Florida, having just produced the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Alongi says his role as executive producer of the RNC was in the works for a long time. He was first approached for the position shortly after he left NBC in February of 2009.

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  1. DENNA

    It was quite a show. Lies, snide remarks, and a reckless disregard for giving the American people any concrete plan of action. The party faithful may have eaten that garbage up, but he's going to have a hard time making us more comfortable with him than President Obama.

    August 31, 2012 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  2. Omar Dice

    Bills blocked by Republican­­­s.

    A short List: Incomplete­­­. VERY INCOMPLETE

    HR 12 – PaycheckFa­­irnessAct
    H.R. 320 - CJ’sHomePr­­otectionA­c­t
    H.R. 448 - ElderAbuse­­VictimsAc­t
    H.R. 466 – WoundedVet­­eranJobSe­c­urityAct
    H.R. 515 – Radioactiv­­­eImportD­e­terrence­Ac­t
    H.R. 577 – VisionCare orKidsAct
    H.R. 985 - FreeFlowof­­Informati­o­­nAct
    H.R. 1110 – PHONEActan­­d H.R. 1258 – TheTruthin­­CallerIDA­c­t
    H.R. 1168 - VeteransRe­­trainingA­c­t
    H.R. 1171 – HomelessVe­­teransRei­n­tegrat­i­on­Program­Rea­uthori­z­at­ion
    H.R. 1172 - RequiringL­­ist on VAWebsite of Organizati­­­onsProvi­d­ing
    H.R. 1262, WaterQuali­­ty Investment­­Act
    H.R. 1469 – ChildProte­­ctionImpr­o­vemen­ts­Ac­t
    H.R. 1514 – Juvenile Accountabi­­­lity Block Grants Program Reauthoriz­­­ation Act
    H.R. 1580 – Electronic Waste Research and Developmen­­­t Act
    H.R. 1585 - FIT Kids Act
    H.R. 1617 – Department of Homeland Security Component Privacy Officer
    Act. To install an office to guarantee privacy of citizens
    H.R. 1622 – Research and Developmen­­­t Programs for Natural Gas Vehicles
    H.R. 1727 - Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) Act
    H.R. 1796 – Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act
    H.R. 1803 - Veterans Business Center Act
    H.R. 1875 - End the Trade Deficit Act <---
    H.R. 1933 – A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act
    H.R. 2093 – Clean Coastal Environmen­­­t and Public Health Act
    H.R. 2142 – Government Efficiency­­­, Effectiven­­­ess, and Performanc­­­e
    Improvemen­­­t Act
    H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entreprene­­­urship Act
    H.R. 2454 – American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
    H.R. 2554 – National Associatio­­­n of Registered Agents and Brokers Reform Act
    H.R. 2664 – Promoting Transparen­­­cy in Financial Reporting Act
    H.R. 2693 – Oil Pollution Research and Developmen­­­t Program Reauthoriz­­­ation Act
    H.R. 2749 - Food Safety Enhancemen­­­t

    August 31, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Nothing is upfront all behind....nonsense idiots in USA..

    September 1, 2012 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  4. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Behind the scenes: Producing the 2012 RNC◄
    And it all CRASHED to the floor when "Make My Day" came on the scene!!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward – And YES, We Know You BUILT That – We All Did!!!!!

    September 1, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  5. Marie MD

    How nice of the non working wife to wear what appeared to be the same dress she wore at the convention a few days later to tell us how hard a life she and her wooden limp husband have had.
    I mean, having to sell stock to live while at school. That is something that all of us dread.
    Pretending that she cares for working mothers when she hasn't worked a day in her life. That's tough to imagine (for her).
    What I did like that she really danced around questions about eastwood and the famous empty chair when asked about it and whether she would have liked all those "family" photos of her husband instead be shown to the country.

    September 1, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  6. Thomas

    I want a leader for president not a contestant for Queen for a day or whats my line !

    September 1, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |