After four days of speeches culminating in the nomination of former Vice President Joe Biden as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, it’s now the Republican Party’s turn in the primetime spotlight. Night one of the Republican National Convention kicks off tonight in a mostly virtual format, following the move by the DNC to practically eliminate all in-person events due to Coronavirus. The RNC will still be holding some “business” events in Charlotte, but nothing open to the public with just a limited number of delegates seated for roll call.

RNC Day 1 Live Stream

The RNC primetime events are scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm ET, with pre-show coverage starting earlier at 7 pm ET:

Alternate Live Stream: Fox News (YouTube)

Day 1 Speaking Schedule (Primetime)

Primetime speaking slots are between 8:30 pm and 11 pm ET, but no specific speaking time has been provided by the Republican National Committee. The RNC opted to start their night of primetime a half-hour earlier than the DNC to try and capture more audience.

The Trump campaign will be leaning heavier on non-politicians to fill the speaking lineup, as evident below from the list.

  • Senator Time Scott (South Carolina)
  • House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-1)
  • Representative Matt Gaetz (FL-1)
  • Representative Jim Jordan (OH-4)
  • Former Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley
  • Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
  • Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones (91st District)
  • Amy Johnson Ford, a family nurse practitioner in rural Virginia
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle
  • Natalie Harp, entrepreneur and Advisory Board member for Trump campaign
  • Charlie Kirk, founder and CEO of Turning Point USA, a conservative college organization
  • Kim Klacik (Congressional candidate)
  • Mark and Patricia McCloskey
  • Sean Parnell (Congressional candidate)
  • Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, school shooting
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Tanya Weinreis, Montana coffee shop owner whose business and employee’s livelihoods were saved by the federal virus relief Paycheck Protection Program

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 “Republican National Convention” or “2020 RNC,” and on Amazon Prime Video by searching “RNC.”

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 “RNC” 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 Republican National Convention.”