The Democratic National Convention kicks off tonight on Monday, August 17. Then the DNC 2020 continues on Tuesday night, Wednesday night, and Thursday night. The last event of the convention takes place on Thursday, August 20 with Joe Biden’s speech. You can watch a live stream of the convention online right here.
DNC Live Streams
The official Day 1 live stream for the Democratic National Convention is below.
If the stream above doesn’t work for you, you can also watch at the link here. The main event begins at 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central/6 p.m. Pacific.)
You can also watch in Spanish below.
Or via ASL below.
If you prefer watching via a network’s coverage rather than the Democrats’ official channel, we have more options for you below.
PBS News Hour’s stream is below.
C-SPAN’s coverage is below.
The convention is going to be very different this year. All the speakers will be giving their speeches from afar rather than at the Convention itself. Many will be speaking from home and many (if not all) speeches will be prerecorded. So it’s going to be a very different experience this year.
You might also see some streamed reactions from Democratic delegates as they watch the speeches tonight, in order to give a different feel.
The convention was supposed to be in Milwaukee, but the coronavirus pandemic changed plans quite a bit. The anchor is still at the Wisconsin Center, ABC News reported, but delegates and speakers did not travel there. The only people who will be there will be production team members coordinating a combination of live and taped feeds.
The Schedule for Tonight
Tonight’s schedule includes the following speakers, who will speak at some point the listed time slots below. An exact start time is not available.
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (9-11 p.m. Eastern)
- Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (9-11 p.m.)
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (9-11 p.m.)
- Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (9-11 p.m.)
- Rep. Jim Clyburn (9-11 p.m.)
- Convention Chari Bennie Thompson (9-11 p.m.)
- Rep. Gwen Moore (9-11 p.m.)
- Sen. Doug Jones (9-11 p.m.)
- Maggie Rogers performance (9-11 p.m.)
- Leon Bridges performance (9-11 p.m.)
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (10-11 p.m.)
- Michelle Obama (10-11 p.m.)
The headliners for tonight are Obama and Sanders. Sanders had the second-highest number of delegates in the Democratic primary. When he stepped down, it was all but certain that Biden would be the Democrats’ nominee.
Obama delivered a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention that people are still talking about today. Her quote, “When they go low, we go high” was said during that speech, and people still repeat that quote today.
The Democratic National Convention is scheduled to run in the same time slots on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The headliners on Tuesday are former President Bill Clinton and Dr. Jill Biden. The headliners on Wednesday night are Sen. Kamala Harris and former President Barack Obama.
Thursday is the final day of the convention, culminating in a speech by Joe Biden. He’s giving his speech from the Chase Center in Wilmington, which is the same location that Harris is expected to give her speech the night before, ABC News reported.
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