DNC in North Carolina: Start Time and Speaker List
The Democratic National Convention is set for tonight in Charlotte, N.C. California's Barbara Lee, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Massachusetts' Joe Kennedy are scheduled to speak, among others.
A slew of political powerhouses are set to speak at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) today in Charlotte, N.C. at 7 p.m., Eastern Time.
Former White House Chief of Staff and now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will address delegates around 9 p.m. Emanuel has been under fire all summer as violence in Chicago's troubled neighborhoods reached an all-time high. The spike in criminal activity landed the mayor on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.
Also slated to speak is Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. The governor will address the convention from 6-7 p.m. Quinn has been at a stalemate with Mayor Emanuel and other officials regarding gaming expansion in Illinois.
Cable subscribers can start watching the DNC at 6 p.m., Central Time, on CNN or other 24-hour news outlets. For those with network TV, the earliest viewing of the DNC starts at 7 p.m. on WTTW Channel 11.
Here is a list of other notable speakers:
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (EST) hour -
- Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
- Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
- Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)
- Tim Kaine (D-Va.)
- Nydia M. Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. hour -
- Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.)
8 p.m. to 9 p.m. hour -
9 p.m. to 10 p.m. hour -
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