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The final session of the Democratic National Convention begins tonight and will feature performances by John Legend, Common and The Chicks. On Monday, the Democratic Party nominated former Vice President Joe Biden as its presidential candidate. The DNC, originally planned for Milwaukee, is noticeably different this year, withdue .
On Thursday night we hear from speakers including, Mike Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg and the Biden family. 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 vice president of former President Barack Obama, is running against President Donald Trump in. More Americans than usual are expected to use during 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.
Thursday’s speaker schedule
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 will be speaking on Thursday.
- Presidential election and former Vice President Joe Biden
- Former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg
- Sen Cory Booker
- California Govin Newsom
- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
- Sen Tammy Baldwin
- Sen Tammy Duckworth
- Sen Chris Coons
- Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg
- Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang
- The Biden family
Previous artists at DNC this week were Maggie Rogers, Leon Bridges, Billy Porter, Stephen Stills, John Legend, Billie Eilish, Prince Royce and Jennifer Hudson. Here’s who’s on the list for Thursday night.
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.
Wednesday 19 August: Former President Barack Obama, Senator Kamala Harris, President Nancy Pelosi, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Wisconsin Intergovernmental Conference, Tony Evers, New Mexico Government Michelle Lujan Grisham, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.