PSA: The Democratic Party’s all-virtual convention

The Democratic Party’s all-virtual convention will begin Monday August 17 and end Thursday August 20. Although they have scheduled many events to fill each day, the speeches will run nightly from 9-11PM EDT/6-8PM PDT. MSNBC will have live coverage of each day’s events starting at 7PM EDT/4PM PDT.

News Views will have a live-streaming video each day so you can watch directly from our site. Otherwise, you can turn on your favorite cable news channel, like we’ve done in the past for some debates, and we’ll all watch and discuss the event together. ABC, CBS and NBC will air the last hour of each day’s speakers.

Below is a list of who will speak each night. For more information on each day’s events, the Democratic National Convention’s webpage and New York Magazine provide more details.

  • Monday 8-17 :

9-10 PM: Speakers include Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Catherine Cortez Mastro, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Representative Jim Clyburn, Representative Gwen Moore, and Senator Doug Jones.

There will also be performances by Maggie Rogers and Leon Bridges.

10-11 PM: Keynote speeches from Senator Bernie Sanders and former first lady Michelle Obama.

  • Tuesday 8-18:

9-10 PM: Speakers include former acting U.S. attorney general Sally Yates, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former secretary of State John Kerry, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, and former president Bill Clinton.

10-11 PM: Keynote speech from Dr. Jill Biden.

  • Wednesday 8-19:

9-10 PM: Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Governor Tony Evers, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, and former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Billie Eilish is set to perform.

10-11 PM: Keynote speeches from Senator Kamala Harris and former president Barack Obama.

  • Thursday 8-20:

9-10 PM: Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Cory Booker, Governor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Chris Coons, and Andrew Yang.

The Chicks are set to perform.

10-11 PM: Former vice president Joe Biden’s acceptance speech.

Please join us nightly to share your comments, have some laughs, and maybe even shed a few tears. It will be refreshing to listen to intelligent, informative, and reasonable adults for once.

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