Tonight is the night that Sen. Kamala Harris will make her big debut on national television to make her case as Joe Biden’s choice for Vice President. A lot is riding on the night for Harris, who will need to prove herself as an asset to the Biden campaign rather than a liability, and this will be the first instance that many voters will be paying attention to her given the shortness between her announcement as VP and the start of the convention.
Obviously, Harris is supposed to be the big headliner tonight, but Former President Barack Obama and former Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton will also be delivering remarks this evening.
Day 2 Wrap-up
Night two of the Democratic Convention ended with Dr. Jill Biden speaking from a school in Wilmington, Delaware. The setting was good for Mrs. Biden, a lifelong teacher, and her delivery was spot-on in terms of an emotional appeal for her husband as the uniter of a “broken family,” as she alluded to her view of America. At the end of Jill’s speech, Joe Biden entered the scene in an awkward moment where it sounded like he said, “I’m the husband of Joe Biden.” With the muffled audio, he probably said “husband of Jill Biden,” but with Joe, you never know.
Another point of the evening drawing some confusion and criticism was the 60-second appearance of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to nominate … Sen. Bernie Sanders? Why, on earth, would she be there to nominate Sanders and not support Biden? Many were asking that question on Twitter. Sanders, if you recall, did not release his delegates meaning he would retain them at the convention. Therefore, AOC had the pleasure of nominating Sanders despite Biden’s clear delegate path to the nomination. It was a confusing moment, made more confusing by the lack of commentary and context usually provided during these conventions. AOC was not dissing Biden, per se, she was doing her job asked of her by Sanders to toss his name in the pot for the nomination and allow his delegates to be tabulated. The move was a nod to progressives in the party to keep Sanders relevant and respected. In the end, Biden had the overwhelming delegate number, well beyond the needed 1,991, so the nomination was uneventful.
Once Biden’s nomination was formally announced, an awkward live shot of Biden popped up with a handful of family members at his home setting off party poppers and some footage of supporters cheering and clapping on Zoom. It was a stark contrast to the typical convention nomination where the candidate would make an appearance on stage, say a few words, and rev the crowd up for the remaining nights of the convention.
In total, night two was more upbeat than the first night and more “hopeful” in terms of messaging.
Can President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris keep the momentum going? Tune in this evening to find out as this virtual convention continues.
2020 DNC Day 3 Live Stream
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.
Alternate Stream Links: NBC News (YouTube)
Day 3 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 Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts)
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12)
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Governor Tony Evers (Wisconsin)
- Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (New Mexico)
- Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
- Senator Kamala Harris (California, Vice Presidential Nominee)
- Former President Barack Obama
- Billie Eilish
- Jennifer Hudson
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.”