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The schedule for the final night of the Democratic National Convention has been released and Vice President Joe Biden has been relegated to the 9pm eastern hour, out of reach for the broadcast networks covering the 10pm eastern slot. Another notable story line is the decision to move the Vice President and President speeches from Bank Of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, back into the Time Warner Center where the convention is taking place. The Obama campaign cited this evening’s chance of rain as the reason for the move but rumors persist that the real reason involves an inability to fill the 60,000 seat stadium. As of now, looks like the forecast has turned for the worse so probably a good decision regardless of the reason.

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Broadcast Television: NBC, ABC, CBS from 10pm to 11pm eastern

Cable News: All evening

Report from the Washington Post:

Below is an approximate schedule for speakers at the podium on the Democratic National Convention’s third night in Charlotte, courtesy of the Obama campaign. Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.), originally scheduled to speak Wednesday, will appear tonight. Other notable speakers include Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin, Caroline Kennedy, former Florida governor (and former Republican) Charlie Crist, Rep. John Lewis (Ga.), Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), Jill Biden, Vice President Biden, and of course, President Obama.

Three famous actresses — Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington — will also speak. Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is scheduled to deliver the Pledge of Allegiance, but she isn’t listed.

The theme of the night is “Americans Coming Together.” There will be videos devoted to the end of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and gay marriage.

Musical interludes include live performances by James Taylor, Marc Anthony (singing the national anthem), Mary J. Blige, and the Foo Fighters.

Continue reading for the full Thursday night schedule.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Eastern)
Jim Messina – Campaign Manager, Obama for America

American Heroes Video: Auto Workers

American Voices
Kenyetta Jones, Ryan Case, Ed Meagher, Martha Figueroa, Lucas Beenken, Rob Hach

Vice Presidential Nomination Intro
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Nominating Remarks
Beau Biden
Attorney General of Delaware and Son of Vice President Joe Biden

Vote by Acclamation

Live Performance
Foo Fighters
Band

Remarks
The Honorable James E. Clyburn
Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina

Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington
Actresses

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Eastern)

Remarks
Caroline Kennedy
Author and Attorney

The Honorable Xavier Becerra
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm
Former Governor of Michigan

Eva Longoria
Actress

The Honorable Brian Schweitzer
Governor of Montana

The Honorable Charlie Crist, Jr.
Former Governor of Florida

Remarks
The Honorable John Kerry
Member of the US Senate, Massachusetts

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Eastern)

Video: Veterans

Remarks
Admiral John B. Nathman
United States Navy, Retired

Introductory Remarks
Angie Flores

Remarks
Dr. Jill Biden
Second Lady of the United States

Vice President Joe Biden Video

Remarks
The Honorable Joe Biden
Vice President of the United States

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Eastern)

Video and Remarks
The Honorable Dick Durbin
Member of the US Senate, Illinois

President Barack Obama Video

Remarks
Barack Obama
President of the United States

Subject to change.

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Nate Ashworth is the Founder and Senior Editor of Election Central. He's been blogging elections and politics for almost a decade. He started covering the 2008 Presidential Election which turned into a full-time political blog in 2012 and 2016.

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