DNC Schedule Tonight, Speakers, Start Time, Channel and Streaming

Night 1 of the Democratic National Convention is in the books. Ready for Night 2?

The proceedings are almost entirely virtual, and just like last night, you can watch them on a wide variety of platforms.

Big names speaking on Tuesday include Jill Biden, former President Bill Clinton and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, though Mr. Clinton and Ms. Ocasio-Cortez will have only brief slots. Scroll down for a full list of speakers.

The convention will air from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time every day, Tuesday through Thursday. There are several ways to watch:

  • The Times will stream the full convention every day, accompanied by chat-based live analysis from our reporters and real-time highlights from the speeches. You can download our iOS or Android app and turn on notifications to be alerted when our live analysis starts.

  • The official livestream will be here. It will also be available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.

  • ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News will air 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.

  • Streams will 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.”

  • 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).

  • You can watch on a PlayStation 4 or PSVR through the Littlstar app.

  • If you have an Alexa device, you can say “Alexa, play the Democratic National Convention.”

  • Jill Biden, Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s wife and the former second lady. An English professor at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Dr. Biden broke ground by continuing to work during her tenure as second lady.

  • Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware. She is a co-chairwoman of Mr. Biden’s campaign and was also a member of his vice-presidential vetting committee.

  • Former President Bill Clinton. A perennial star of Democratic conventions, he has only a brief speaking slot this time. It’s a sign both of how much the party has shifted ideologically and of the re-evaluation of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

  • John Kerry, the former secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee. He was one of Mr. Biden’s highest-profile supporters during the primary.

  • Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. She is one of the most prominent members of the party’s progressive wing, and her small role in the convention — she will have just 60 seconds to speak — frustrated some on the left.

  • Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority leader. Along with the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, he is currently battling with the Trump administration over coronavirus relief and funding for the Postal Service.

  • Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general. A holdover from the Obama administration, she was fired by President Trump in 2017 after she refused to defend his executive order banning travel from predominantly Muslim countries.

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