The Democratic National Convention begins tonight, August 17, in a mostly virtual event after coronavirus forced Democrats to change plans for an in-person Milwaukee convention. Biden will accept the nomination from his home in Delaware and a slate of Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, will be speaking.
When is the Convention?
The Democratic National Convention will be held from Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20. The convention will air for two hours each night, from 9 pm to 11 pm ET.
Each night of the convention has a theme. Monday is “We the People,” Tuesday is “Leadership Matters,” Wednesday is “A More Perfect Union” and Thursday is “America’s Promise.” The overall theme of this year’s debate is “Uniting America.”
Who Will Be Speaking at the Democratic National Convention?
Here’s the speaker lineup for the week:
Monday, Aug. 17: Former first lady Michelle Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Convention Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, Rep. Gwen Moore, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Doug Jones and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Tuesday, Aug. 18: Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, former President Bill Clinton and former second lady Dr. Jill Biden.
Wednesday, Aug. 19: Former President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Thursday, Aug. 20: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Kamala Harris and the Biden family.
How to Watch the Democratic National Convention
Coverage of the convention will air on the following channels:
- ABC News
- CBS News
- Fox News
- NBC News
- PBS News
Sling TV offers CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC
Hulu offers ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC
fuboTV offers ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, and MSNBC
Vidgo offers ABC News and Fox News
YouTube TV offers ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and PBS
AT&T TV Now offers CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC
How to Stream the DNC for Free
Hulu will air live coverage of the DNC and RNC for both Hulu with Live and on-demand only, at no additional cost.
Sling TV includes ABC News in its free lineup, allowing anyone to watch coverage of the convention without a subscription.
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