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The third session of the Democratic National Conference begins now and will feature performances by Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson and Prince Royce. On Monday, the Democratic Party nominated former Vice President Joe Biden as their presidential candidate. The DNC, originally planned for Milwaukee, is noticeably different this yeardue .
On Wednesday night we hear from speakers including, former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. See the full speaker schedule below.
Read more on CBS News: DNC Day 1live blog and DNC Day 2 live blog
Biden, who served eight years as Obama’s vice president, is running against President Donald Trump. More Americans than usual are expected to useduring the election period due to the pandemic. Election day is Tuesday, November 3.
Delayed by about a month, DNC began Monday, August 17 and goes through August 20. Speeches will be streamed from 9 to 11 pm ET (6 to 8 PM PT) each night. Here’s how to look, including free online options.
Wednesday’s speaking schedule for DNC
The theme of this year’s event is “We the People”, “Leadership Matters”, “A More Perfect Union” and “America’s Promise.” The primary theme is “United America.” Here’s who’s going to talk.
- Former President Barack Obama
- Its. Kamala Harris
- Speaker Nancy Pelosi
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Late. Elizabeth Warren
- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers
- New Mexico Government Michelle Lujan Grisham
- Previous rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Thursday’s speaker schedule
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen Cory Booker
- California Govin Newsom
- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
- Sen Tammy Baldwin
- Sen Tammy Duckworth
- Sen Chris Coons
- Pete Buttigieg
- Andrew Yang
- The Biden family
If you missed performances by Maggie Rogers, Leon Bridges, Billy Porter and Stephen Stills Monday night and John Legend Tuesday night, you can still cancel this week to see more artists. Here’s who’s on the list.
Wednesday 19 August: Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson and Prince Royce.
Thursday 20 August: John Legend again, this time with Common and The Chicks.
How to watch DNC from a phone or desk
The live stream from DNC will be available on YouTube for those watching from their phones or desktops, both from CBS News, embedded at the top of this story and the channel of the Democratic National Convention. (Editor’s note: CBS News, CBSN, and CNET are ViacomCBS affiliates.) You can also tune in to the live stream on the Democratic National Convention Web site. The convention uses the hashtag #DemConvention on all social media platforms.
How to watch your TV without cable
There are several ways to watch DNC without cable. In addition to watching the YouTube channels linked above, an app is available for download on your smart TV, Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV. Just search for “2020 DNC” in the apps section and download the app.
You can also search for DNC on Amazon Prime Video if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber.
How to watch your TV if you have cable
Here is a list of channels that will cover the convention:
- ABC News
- CBS News
- Fox news
- NBC News
- PBS News
Who already spoke this week
Monday 17 August: Former first lady , Bernie Sanders, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Rep. Jim Clyburn, Rep. Bennie Thompson, Rep. Gwen Moore, formerly Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen Doug Jones and Sen Amy Klobuchar.
Tuesday aug. 18: Former United States Attorney General Sally Yates, former President Jimmy Carter, Senate 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 former President Bill Clinton Dr. Jill Biden.