Night one of the first virtual national party convention was gaveled in on Monday with Former First Lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders as headline speakers. The speeches from both were well-delivered, but were taped, of course, not live on a stage in front of thousands of supporters.
Night two of primetime speeches will feature Former President Bill Clinton as well as Dr. Jill Biden.
The entire feel of the convention on Monday, which was missing an actual physical presence in a roaring arena, tended to feel like an infomercial at times compared to a traditional political convention. In many respects, that feeling is simply unavoidable given the realities of Covid-19. Having watched decades of conventions, the production and pageantry of the event tends to make speeches feel larger, and reverberate further than they seemed to with pre-recorded messages. The City of Milwaukee played only a footnote role with most of the evening anchored from Los Angeles. That point is somewhat important because the Democratic National Committee chose Milwaukee to build a larger footprint in Wisconsin after Hillary Clinton lost the state in 2016. It might not matter in 2020, but convention venues are usually chosen for a reason, and Milwaukee was a key selection by Democrats.
The primetime coverage begins again tonight at 8 pm ET with speeches to begin at 9 pm ET, see the schedule below the live video stream.
2020 DNC Day 2 Live Stream
Alternate Stream Links: Fox News (YouTube)
Day 2 Speaking Schedule (Primetime)
Primetime speaking slots are between 9 pm and 11 pm ET, but no specific speaking time has been provided by the Democratic National Committee.
- Senator Chuck Schumer (New York)
- Former Secretary of State John Kerry
- Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14)
- Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At Large)
- Former President Bill Clinton
- Dr. Jill Biden
How to Watch
On TV: ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News will carry the convention from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. each night. C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC and PBS will cover the full two hours each night.
Streaming Devices: The live stream is available embedded on this page above. Streams will also be available on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV by searching “Democratic National Convention” or “2020 DNC,” and on Amazon Prime Video by searching “DNC.”
Cable/Satellite: The convention will air on AT&T U-verse (channels 212 and 1212) and AT&T DirectTV (channel 201). It will also air on Comcast Xfinity Flex and Comcast X1 (say “DNC” into your voice remote).
Gaming Devices: You can watch on a PlayStation 4 or PSVR through the Littlstar app.
Smart Speakers: If you have an Alexa device, you can say “Alexa, play the Democratic National Convention.”