JFK's Grandson, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, Is Speaking at the Democratic National Convention Tonight

Caroline Hallemann
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Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

From Town & Country

The word "unprecedented" gets thrown around quite a bit these days, but it certainly applies to the 2020 election. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Democratic National Convention is going virtual this year, with speakers ranging from Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to JFK's grandson, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, and former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, all participating remotely.

“While our convention will certainly look different than previous years, what hasn’t changed is that this is an opportunity to engage and unite more Americans than ever before and to launch Joe Biden to victory this fall,” Joe Solmonese, CEO of the Democratic National Convention, said in a statement. “With so many different ways to watch and get involved this year, Democrats are ready to make the case for Joe Biden’s vision for a better, safer future for the country.”

Michelle Obama kicked off the event Monday night with a powerful speech about empathy and the state of our nation. Watch that below, then read on for a full schedule, and how you can tune in to watch each event.

How do you watch the Democratic National Convention?

Every night, the full event will be available to stream live on the DNC's official website from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. The complete slate of speeches will also be streamed live on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. If you prefer to watch on television, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, and C-Span are also broadcasting the 2-hour event, while NBC, ABC, Fox News, and CBS are airing only the final hour.

Here's who is speaking each night of the convention:

Monday, August 17, 2020

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar

  • Former Governor John Kasich

  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo

  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer

  • Representative Jim Clyburn

  • Convention Chairman Representative Bennie Thompson

  • Representative Gwen Moore

  • Senator Doug Jones

  • Performance by Maggie Rogers

  • Performance by Leon Bridges

  • Senator Bernie Sanders

  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama (Read a full transcript of her speech here.)

Watch the full night one program at the link up top.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

  • Tracee Ellis Ross

  • Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates

  • Senator Chuck Schumer

  • Former Secretary of State John Kerry

  • Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester

  • Former President Bill Clinton

  • Democratic Chairman Tom Perez

  • Former President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter

  • Senator Chris Coons

  • Ady Barkan

  • Former Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son John Schlossberg

  • Performance by John Legend

  • Dr. Jill Biden

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren

  • Performance by Billie Eilish

  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

  • Governor Tony Evers

  • Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

  • Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords

  • Performance by Jennifer Hudson

  • Senator Kamala Harris

  • Former President Barack Obama

Thursday, August 20, 2020

  • Senator Cory Booker

  • Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

  • Performance by The Chicks

  • Governor Gavin Newsom

  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

  • Senator Tammy Baldwin

  • Senator Tammy Duckworth

  • Senator Chris Coons

  • Andrew Yang

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden

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