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Decoder Rings Out: Melania Trump Speaks at the Republican Convention

ALSO: America's Got Talent, Emily’s Wonder Lab, Trinkets, The Haves and the Have Nots, and more.
  • Melania Trump takes the stage tonight at the Republican National Convention. (White House Photo).
    Melania Trump takes the stage tonight at the Republican National Convention. (White House Photo).

    She may be more popular with the American people than her husband, but three years into his presidency, Melania Trump remains more of an enigma than any other first lady of the modern era, her every move scrutinized for insight into what she really thinks. Tonight we'll hear from Mrs Trump directly as she speaks to the Republican National Convention from the White House Rose Garden. Also today: AGT returns with another eleven quarter finalists, Emily's Wonder Lab arrives just in time for the return of remote learning, and Counting On addresses a painful but seldom discussed experience. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Tuesday:

    LIVE COVERAGE: With its official business in Charlotte, NC complete, the 2020 Republican National Convention moves to Washington, D.C. for Night 2, where first lady Melania Trump is expected to speak from the White House Rose Garden. Coverage begins at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PT on cable news and PBS, and at 10:00 PM ET/7:00 PM PT on ABC, CBS and NBC

    NEW EPISODE: Heidi Klum's golden buzzer winner Christina Rae returns to the America's Got Talent stage tonight as the show welcomes its third set of eleven quarter finalists. Watch a preview. 8:00 PM ET on NBC

    SEASON PREMIERE: The second and final season of teen drama Trinkets finds Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand), Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell), and Moe (Kiana Madeira) — the show's troubled triumvirate of shoplifters — struggling to protect their futures from their own poor decisions. Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: Mr. Wizard fans wishing for more STEAM content for their kids will want to check out Emily’s Wonder Lab, in which Emily Calandrelli performs wild and fun experiments with the goal of blowing kids' minds (and frequently blowing up the things around her). Watch the trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    NEW EPISODE: Last night's two-hour Love Island premiere saw solo Islander Johnny choose Cely to partner up with, stealing her away from competitor Tre. How will the group deal with the fallout from his choice? 9:00 PM ET on CBS

    SERIES RETURN: After a nearly five month break, Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots returns for the back half of its seventh season with Hanna (Crystal Fox) standing firm as she fights to get what she wants. Watch the trailer. 8:00 PM ET on OWN

    NEW EPISODE: What would you do to stop Vince Vaughn from starring in the movie adaptation of your favorite online game? As we learn in the second episode of The CW's gamer culture comedy Dead Pixels, the correct answer is anything and everything. 8:00 PM ET on The CW

    NEW EPISODE: Shining a light on the seldom discussed heartbreak of miscarriage, tonight's Counting On sees Jinger and Jeremy sharing their sad news with loved ones and viewers at home. 8:00 PM ET on TLC

    NEW EPISODE As Aaron Barnhart writes today, Comedy Central has a long history of skewering political conventions. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah continues the tradition with their RNC coverage, which the show is wrapping under the slogan "Celebrating February’s Record Economy." 11:00 PM ET on Comedy Central:

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Melania Trump, 2020 Presidential Election, Republican National Committee, Trump Presidency