How to Watch the Democratic National Convention


When Is It: Monday, Aug. 17 through Thursday, Aug. 20, airing 9-11 p.m. ET each night.

How to Watch: All major television networks will broadcast the convention, which will also be available on Facebook, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube and via the DNC app on smart TV services, such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.

CBSN, CBS News’ free 24/7 streaming news service, will provide live coverage each night beginning at 5 p.m. ET and anchored by Elaine Quijano, followed by a simulcast of CBS’ primetime special report and live analysis and reporting afterwards. CBSN is available via and on all CBS News mobile apps.

The entire convention will also be livestreaming on the DNC’s site.

The full lineup:

Monday: “We the People”
Night one of the convention will highlight unity in the face of COVID-19, unemployment and racial injustice, with a keynote speech from former first lady Michelle Obama, plus:

Sen. Bernie Sanders

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Rep. Jim Clyburn

Convention chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson

Rep. Gwen Moore

Former governor John Kasich

Sen. Doug Jones

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Tuesday: “Leadership Matters”
The DNC’s second evening focuses on “putting the country ahead of yourself,” with a keynote speech from former second lady Dr. Jill Biden, plus:

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

Former President Bill Clinton

Wednesday: “A More Perfect Union”
Night three is all about Biden’s plans to “build back better,” including hearing from VP nominee Harris, plus:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Gov. Tony Evers

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Former President Barack Obama

Thursday: “America’s Promise”
The final night will feature Biden’s acceptance speech and vision for America, preceded by speeches about his “leadership and character” from:

Sen. Cory Booker

Gov. Gavin Newsom

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Sen. Tammy Duckworth

Sen. Chris Coons

Sen. Kamala Harris

The Biden family

Election Day is Nov. 3, 2020

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