Thursday's Democratic convention schedule

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Posted: Sep 06, 2012 4:44 PM
Thursday's Democratic convention schedule

The schedule of speakers for Thursday's evening session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (all times EDT):

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Remarks by several North Carolina elected officials

Sen. Kay Hagan

Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton

Rep. G.K. Butterfield

Rep. David Price

Rep. Mel L. Watt


James Rogers, CEO Duke Energy

Live Performance by singer/songwriter James Taylor


Call to Order: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Invocation: Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Presentation of Colors

Pledge of Allegiance

National Anthem: singer/songwriter Marc Anthony

Progress for People Video: Seniors

American Voices Remarks: Carol Berman

Rep. Donna F. Edwards of Maryland

Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts

In Memoriam Video and Remarks: Harvey Gantt, former mayor of Charlotte


6 -7 p.m.

Rep. John Lewis of Georgia

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

American Voices: Jason Crow

Live Performance: singer/songwriter Mary J. Blige

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair of the Democratic National Committee

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, candidate for U.S. Senate, Wisconsin

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

Stay Stronger Together Video: Marriage Equality

American Voices Remarks: Zach Wahls


7- 8 p.m.

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

Believe Him
Katie Pavlich

Vice Presidential Nomination Intro: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Nominating Remarks: Attorney General Beau Biden, Attorney General of Delaware and son of Vice President Joe Biden of Delaware

Vote by acclamation

Live Performance: Foo Fighters

Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, assistant Democratic leader

Actresses Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington


8 - 9 p.m.

Caroline Kennedy, author and attorney

Rep. Xavier Becerra of California

Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan

Actress Eva Longoria

Gov. Brian Schweitzer of Montana

Charlie Crist, Jr., former governor of Florida

Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts


9 - 10 p.m.

Video: Veterans

Retired Adm. John B. Nathman, United States Navy

Introductory Remarks: Angie Flores

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the vice president

Vice President Joe Biden Video

Vice President Joe Biden


10 - 11 p.m.

Video and remarks: Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois

President Barack Obama Video

President Barack Obama


Benediction: Archbishop of New York and Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Retire Colors