Category: Breaking News Published on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 00:21 Written by CBS news
The Democratic National Convention starts this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, with key speeches by President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former President Bill Clinton and others.
Festivities kick off on Tuesday, following Labor Day. Here's a look at events to watch this week, which will be streamed live on CBSNews.com.
Tuesday, starting at 10 p.m. ET:
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address.
First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks.
Tuesday's program begins at 5 p.m. ET and also includes speeches by former President Jimmy Carter (who will address the convention via video) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a video tribute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (a former Republican who is now an independent), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, actor Kal Penn, President Obama's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson.
Wednesday, starting at approximately 10 p.m. ET:
Massachusetts Senate candidate and progressive champion Elizabeth Warren will deliver remarks
Former President Bill Clinton will nominate President Obama for re-election
Wednesday's program begins at 5 p.m. ET and also includes speeches by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the governors of Illinois, Connecticut and Colorado, Rep. Barney Frank, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Thursday, starting at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET:
President Obama and Vice President Biden will accept the Democratic nominations for President and Vice President at Bank of America Stadium
Thursday's program begins at 4 p.m. and includes performances by James Taylor, Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige and Earth, Wind and Fire, as well as speeches by Caroline Kennedy, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Sen. John Kerry, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida and actress Eva Longoria.
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