Tuesday evening marks the opening of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Democratic delegates, elected officials, and dignitaries will gather at the Time Warner Cable Arena for the first of three nights of speeches and presentations.
Tonight's lineup features numerous high-profile Democrats, culminating around 10 p.m. with appearances by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak Wednesday, while President Barack Obama will deliver his acceptance speech Thursday night from nearby Bank of America Stadium
Below is the full rundown of DNC speakers and events scheduled for Tuesday. Local network affiliates—including WUSA 9, ABC 7, and NBC 4—will carry convention coverage beginning at 10 p.m., while cable news channels will feature some of the evening's earlier presentations.Time (EDT) Event 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Call to Order | The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chair of the Democratic National Committee and 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 | Co-Chairs Bishop Vashti McKenzie, the first woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; and 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; and 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 and Democratic Whip/Member of the US House of Representatives Remarks | Andrew Tobias, Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee Remarks | Alice Germond, Secretary of the Democratic National Committee Roll Call for Attendance 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Platform Committee Remarks | The Honorable Barbara Lee, Member of the US House of Representatives, California; and Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (Retired), the 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 Remarks | Ryan Case Remarks Remarks | Mary Kay Henry, International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Remarks from Members of the Congressional Hispanic | The Honorable Charles Gonzalez, Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas and Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; and 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 in Virginia, Former Governor of Virginia, and Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Remarks | The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina; and 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 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Remarks | The Honorable R.T. Rybak, Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and 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; and 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 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Remarks | 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; and The Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Remarks | The Honorable Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland Introduction of Keynote Speaker Julián Castro | Joaquin Castro, Brother of Mayor Julián Castro, 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 Recess