Democratic Convention Schedule: Biden to Speak at 9 PM, Obama at 10 PM
Caroline Kennedy, Eva Longoria, Scarlett Johansson, John Kerry, and Dr. Jill Biden are also slated to speak at the final night of the 2012 DNC.
Thursday evening marks the final night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Starting around 5 p.m., Democratic delegates and dignitaries will gather at the Time Warner Cable Arena for another round of presentations, culminating in acceptance speeches by Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama.
Last night's lineup featured U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former President Bill Clinton, who delivered a full-throated endorsement of President Obama.
DNC organizers announced on Wednesday that tonight's proceedings would be held indoors—rather than at Bank of America Stadium as orginally planned—due to stormy weather in the forecast.
Below is the full rundown of DNC speakers and events scheduled for Thursday. Local network affiliates—including WUSA 9 and ABC 7—will carry convention coverage beginning at 10 p.m., while cable news channels will feature many of the evening's earlier presentations.
|6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.||Remarks | 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, Singer/Songwriter|
|Remarks | The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee and Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida|
|Remarks | The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, California|
|Remarks | The Honorable Tammy Baldwin, Candidate for US Senate, Wisconsin and Member of the US House of Representatives, Wisconsin|
|Remarks | The Honorable Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Stay Stronger Together Video: Marriage Equality|
|American Voices Remarks | Zach Wahls|
|7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.||Remarks | 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, Band|
|Remarks | The Honorable James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina|
|Remarks | Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington, Actresses|
|8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.||Remarks | Caroline Kennedy, Author and Attorney|
|Remarks | The Honorable Xavier Becerra, Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California|
|Remarks | The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan|
|Remarks | Eva Longoria, Actress|
|Remarks | The Honorable Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana|
|Remarks | The Honorable Charlie Crist, Jr., Former Governor of Florida|
|Remarks | The Honorable John Kerry, Member of the US Senate, Massachusetts|
|9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.||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 p.m.-11:00 p.m.||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|
|Benediction | His Eminence Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York|