Live stream of the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Thursday, Sept 6, 2012

Podium Schedule at Time Warner Cable Arena

Charlotte, North Carolina

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Eastern)

Remarks

The Honorable Kay Hagan – Member of the US Senate, North Carolina

The Honorable Walter Dalton – Lieutenant Governor, North Carolina

The Honorable G.K. Butterfield – Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

The Honorable David Price – Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

The Honorable Mel L. Watt – Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

Remarks

James Rogers – CEO Duke Energy

Live Performance – James Taylor

Call to Order

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa – Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Invocation by Reverend Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Presentation of Colors by American Legion Post 400 of Charlotte, North Carolina

Darrell B. Bonapart, Joe Michalic, Robert E. Welch, Marvin R. Weber

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem – Marc Anthony

Progress for People Video: Seniors

American Voices Remarks

Carol Berman

Remarks

The Honorable Donna F. Edwards – Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

The Honorable Barney Frank – Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

In Memoriam Video and Remarks

The Honorable Harvey Gantt – Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  

The Honorable John Lewis – Member of the US House of Representatives, Georgia

Stronger Together Video: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

American Voices

Jason Crow

Live Performance – Mary J. Blige

Remarks

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Chair of the Democratic National Committee and member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa – Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, California

The Honorable Tammy Baldwin – Candidate for US Senate, Wisconsin and current member of the US House of Representatives, Wisconsin

The Honorable Michael Nutter – Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stay Stronger Together Video: Marriage Equality

American Voices Remarks

Zach Wahls

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

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 and 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

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 

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 

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 

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

Celebration

Benediction by His Eminence Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York

Retire Colors

Adjournment

 

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Wednesday, Sept 5, 2012

Podium Schedule at Time Warner Cable Arena

Charlotte, North Carolina

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Call to Order

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa – Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Invocation by Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, 10th Episcopal District, First Woman Elected Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Presentation of Colors

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem by Branford Marsalis, Saxophonist, Composer, and, Bandleader

Remarks

The Honorable Luis V. Gutierrez – Member of the US House of Representatives, Illinois

The Honorable Diana DeGette – Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado

The Honorable John A. Pérez – Speaker and Member of the California State Assembly

The Honorable Thomas M. Menino – Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts

The Honorable Judy Chu – Member of the US House of Representatives, California

Steve Westly – Former State Controller and Chief Financial Officer of California

An Economy Built to Last Video: Small Business

Remarks

The Honorable John Larson – Democratic Caucus Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, Connecticut

Ken Myers – Deputy Sheriff, Carroll County, Iowa

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Remarks

Richard Trumka – President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO)

The Honorable Steve Israel – Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and member of the US House of Representatives, New York

The Honorable Patty Murray – Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and member of the US Senate, Washington

The Honorable Pedro R. Pierluisi – Chair of National Community Mobilization for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and non-Voting Member of the US House of Representatives, Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico

An Economy Build to Last Video: Energy

Remarks

Tom Steyer – Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Economy

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer – Member of the US Senate, New York

Remarks from Members of the Congressional Black Caucus

The Honorable Karen Bass – Member of the US House of Representatives, California

The Honorable Al Green – Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas

The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver, II – Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and Member of the US House of Representatives, Missouri

Remarks

The Honorable Dannel Malloy – Governor of Connecticut

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Remarks

Denise Juneau – Superintendent of the Montana Office of Public Instruction

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi – Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

The Honorable Tom Vilsack – Women of the US Senate

Remarks

The Honorable Barbara Mikulski – Member of the US Senate, Maryland

The Honorable Arne Duncan

Progress for People Video: Education

American Voices Remarks

Johanny Adames

Remarks

The Honorable Jim Hunt – Former and Longest-Serving Governor of North Carolina

Remarks and Video Presentation in Memoriam

Presented by Harvey B. Gantt – Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

Live Performance by Jessica Sanchez

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Stronger Together Video: Women’s Health

American Voices Remarks

Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Bruce

Remarks

Cecile Richards – President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

The Honorable Steny Hoyer – Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention and Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

The Honorable Barney Frank – Honorary Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee GLBT Council and member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

American Heroes Video: Veterans

American Voices Remarks

Ed Meagher

Remarks

The Honorable General Eric Shinseki

The Honorable Michael Nutter – Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  (Rescheduled for Thursday)

The Honorable John Hickenlooper – Governor of Colorado

Sister Simone Campbell – Executive Director of Roman Catholic Social Justice Organization, NETWORK

The Honorable Jack Markell – Governor of Delaware

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Remarks

The Honorable Karen Mills

Progress for People Video: Small Business

American Voices Remarks

Bill Butcher

Remarks

The Honorable Kamala D. Harris – Attorney General of California

Stronger Together Video: Immigration

Remarks

Benita Veliz – DREAM Act Activist

Cristina Saralegui – Journalist, Actress, and Talk Show Host

Sandra Fluke – Attorney and Women’s Rights Activist

Austin Ligon – Co-Founder and Former CEO of CarMax, Inc.

An Economy Build to Last Video: Auto-Industry

American Voices Remarks

Karen Eusanio

Remarks

Bob King – President of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)

Randy Johnson, Cindy Hewitt, and David Foster – Former Employees at companies controlled by Romney’s Bain Capital

The Honorable Chris Van Hollen – Former Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

Remarks

Jim Sinegal – Co-Founder and Former CEO of Costco

Elizabeth Warren – Candidate for US Senate, Massachusetts

Nomination Process Set-Up

Remarks

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa – Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, California

President Bill Clinton – 42nd President of the United States

Closing Segment

Roll Call Vote

Alice Germond – Secretary of the Democratic National Committee

Benediction by Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, California

Retire Colors

Recess

 

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Tuesday, Sept 4, 2012

Podium Schedule at Time Warner Cable Arena

Charlotte, North Carolina

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Call to Order

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Chair of the Democratic National Committee and a 

member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

Invocation

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas – Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit

Presentation of Colors

Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegiance

3rd Grade Class, W.R. O’Dell Elementary School

Concord, North Carolina

National Anthem

Amber Riley – Singer/songwriter and ‘Glee’ actress

Remarks

Stephen J. Kerrigan – Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee

Welcome Video

Presentation of Credentials Committee Report from Co-Chairs

Bishop Vashti McKenzie – First woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Honorable Julián Castro – Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs

The Honorable Kamala D. Harris – State Attorney General of California

The Honorable Martin O’Malley – Governor of Maryland

Appointment of Convention Officers

Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa – Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Remarks

The Honorable Steny Hoyer – Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention, Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

Andrew Tobias – Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee

Alice Germond – Secretary of the Democratic National Committee

Roll Call for Attendance

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

Platform Committee Remarks

The Honorable Barbara Lee – Member of the US House of Representatives, California

Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (Retired) – First woman to reach rank of three-star general in the US Army

Platform Video and Remarks

The Honorable Cory A. Booker – Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

Remarks

The Honorable Bev Perdue – Governor of North Carolina

American Hero Video: Education

American Voices Remarks

Ryan Case

Remarks

Mary Kay Henry – International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Remarks from Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

The Honorable Charles Gonzalez – Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas and Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez – Member of the US House of Representatives, New York

Remarks

The Honorable Pat Quinn – Governor of Illinois

Remarks

Doug Stern – Cincinnati, Ohio Firefighter

Remarks

The Honorable Tim Kaine – Candidate for the US Senate, Virginia, former Governor of Virginia and former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Remarks

The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx – Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

The Honorable Harry Reid – Democratic Majority Leader and Member of the US Senate, Nevada

An Economy Built to Last Video: Education

Women of the US House of Representatives

Jimmy Carter Video

Remarks

The Honorable Ken Salazar

Kennedy Family Tribute Video

Remarks

Joe Kennedy III – Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

Live Performance

Ledisi

Singer/songwriter

Remarks

The Honorable Robert Wexler – President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace and former Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

 

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM  

Remarks

The Honorable R.T. Rybak – Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Honorable Jared Polis – Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado

Stronger Together Video: Reproductive Choice

American Voices Remarks

Maria Ciano

Remarks

Nancy Keenan – President of the National Abortion Rights Action League – Pro-Choice America (NARAL)

Progress for People Video: American Veterans

American Voices Remarks

Nate Davis

Remarks

The Honorable Tammy Duckworth – Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Illinois and former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs

The Honorable Lincoln Chafee – Governor of Rhode Island

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

Progress for People Video: Health Care

American Voices Remarks

Stacey Lihn

Remarks

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

 

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

The Honorable Ted Strickland – Former Governor of Ohio

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel – Mayor of Chicago, Illinois and former White House Chief of Staff

Remarks

Kal Penn – Actor/Producer and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

Remarks

Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng – Brother of Mrs. Obama and Sister of President Obama

Stronger Together Video: Equal Pay

Remarks

Lilly Ledbetter – Women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

The Honorable Deval Patrick – Governor of Massachusetts

 

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM 

The Honorable Martin O’Malley – Governor of Maryland

Introduction of Keynote Speaker Julián Castro

Joaquin Castro – Brother of Mayor Julián Castro and a candidate for the US House of Representatives, Texas

Keynote Address

The Honorable Julián Castro – Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Michelle Obama Video and Remarks

Elaine Brye

Remarks

Michelle Obama – First Lady of the United States

Benediction

Jena Lee Nardella

Founder and Executive Director of Blood: Water Mission

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