How to watch the 2020 Democratic National Convention on CBC
Joe Biden to be confirmed as party's nominee for president Thursday
This year's unconventional U.S. Democratic National Convention began online on Monday.
The four-day convention was initially planned to take place last month in Milwaukee, the largest city in the key presidential battleground state of Wisconsin, and had been expected to inject about $250 million US into the local economy.
While the format has drastically changed, the party still made history by unveiling the nation's first Black vice-presidential nominee, Sen. Kamala Harris.
The former attorney general of California, Harris — who is of mixed race — is also the first vice-presidential nominee of South Asian heritage.
The lineup of speakers over the four days included former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, as well as former U.S. secretary of state and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, notable progressive Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Michelle Obama.
Former U.S. vice-president Joe Biden is expected to be confirmed as the Democratic presidential nominee Thursday. He'll be appearing from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del.
Artists including Billy Porter, Stephen Stills, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson, The Chicks and John Legend have put on prime-time musical performances as part of the convention.
Here's how to follow along on CBC News Network and online at CBCNews.ca:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 17-19):
Vassy Kapelos hosts an extended edition of Power and Politics from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, with the 7-8 p.m. hour designated the America Votes convention pre-show.
The Prime Time America Votes special kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on CBC News Network with Carole MacNeil in Toronto, Lyndsay Duncombe in Washington and Katie Simpson in Delaware delivering extensive coverage of the prime-time program and speeches.
After The National from 9 to 10 p.m., the Prime Time America Votes special continues until 11 p.m.
Meanwhile, CBCNews.ca will stream prime-time events live between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.
Key speakers on Monday, Aug. 17:
- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
- Michelle Obama.
WATCH | 'He cannot meet the moment,' Michelle Obama said of Trump in her Monday night speech:
WATCH | No less than 'future of our democracy' is at stake, Bernie Sanders said in his DNC address:
Key speakers on Tuesday, Aug. 18:
- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
- Former secretary of state John Kerry.
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
WATCH | Biden accepts official nomination from his party:
WATCH | Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders as the party's nominee:
Key speakers on Wednesday, Aug. 19:
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
- Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
- Senator and Biden running mate Kamala Harris.
- Former president Barack Obama.
WATCH | Kamala Harris accepts the vice-presidential nomination:
WATCH | Former U.S. president Barack Obama warns of existential threat to the republic:
Thursday, Aug. 20
Vassy Kapelos hosts an extended edition of Power and Politics from 5 to 8 p.m., including the America Votes convention pre-show from 7 to 8 p.m.
The Prime Time America Votes special runs from 8 to 11:30 p.m. with Lyndsay Duncombe in Washington and Katie Simpson in Delaware bringing extensive coverage of the prime-time program and speeches.
Key speakers Thursday:
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
- Senators Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth and Chris Coons.
- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
CBCNews.ca will stream prime-time events live between 9 and 11 p.m.
You can find more details about the convention, including daytime events, at DemocraticConvention.com.
With files from The Associated Press