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September 6th, 2012
11:48 AM ET

Pres. Obama, it's your turn

Former President Bill Clinton's speech Wednesday continues to garner praise from people within the Democratic base to political pundits on both sides of the aisle.

Now, all eyes are on President Barack Obama to tell the American people why he should remain in the White House for four more years.

Tune to CNN for the special primetime coverage of the Democratic National Convention. While you are watching the convention join a LIVE conversation with political analysts, reporters and experts on CNN.com/ConventionsLive.

Here is the current schedule released by the DNC with a list of speakers to appear tonight.

Thursday, September 6

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (LOCAL)

 Remarks

The Honorable Kay Hagan

Member of the US Senate, North Carolina

The Honorable Walter Dalton

LieutenantGovernor, North Carolina

The Honorable G.K. Butterfield

Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

The Honorable David Price

Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

The Honorable Mel L. Watt

Member of the US House of Representatives, North Carolina

 Remarks

James Rogers

CEO Duke Energy

 Live Performance

James Taylor

Singer/Songwriter

 Call to Order

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

 

Invocation

Reverend Gabriel Salguero

President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition

 

Presentation of Colors

American Legion Post 400 of Charlotte, North Carolina

Darrell B. Bonapart, Joe Michalic, Robert E. Welch, Marvin R. Weber

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

National Anthem

Marc Anthony

Singer/Songwriter

 

Progress for People Video: Seniors

 

American Voices Remarks

Carol Berman

 

Remarks

The Honorable Donna F. Edwards

Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

The Honorable Barney Frank

Member of the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

 

In Memoriam Video and Remarks

The Honorable Harvey Gantt

Former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

 

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

The Honorable John Lewis

Member of the US House of Representatives, Georgia

 

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

American Voices

Jason Crow

 

Live Performance

Mary J. Blige

Singer/Songwriter

Remarks

The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Chair of the Democratic National Committee

Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

The Honorable Tammy Baldwin

Candidate for US Senate, Wisconsin

Member of the US House of Representatives, Wisconsin

The Honorable Michael Nutter

Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Stay Stronger Together Video: Marriage Equality

 

American Voices Remarks

Zach Wahls

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

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

 

Vice Presidential Nomination Intro

The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee

Mayor of Los Angeles, California

 

Nominating Remarks

Beau Biden

Attorney General of Delaware and Son of Vice President Joe Biden

 

Vote by Acclamation

 

Live Performance

Foo Fighters

Band

 

Remarks

The Honorable James E. Clyburn

Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina

Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington

Actresses

 

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Remarks

Caroline Kennedy

Author and Attorney

The Honorable Xavier Becerra

Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

The Honorable Jennifer Granholm

Former Governor of Michigan

Eva Longoria

Actress

The Honorable Brian Schweitzer

Governor of Montana

The Honorable Charlie Crist, Jr.

Former Governor of Florida

Remarks

The Honorable John Kerry

Member of the US Senate, Massachusetts

 

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Video: Veterans

 

Remarks

Admiral John B. Nathman

United States Navy, Retired

 

Introductory Remarks

Angie Flores

 

Remarks

Dr. Jill Biden

Second Lady of the United States

 

Vice President Joe Biden Video

 

Remarks

The Honorable Joe Biden

Vice President of the United States

 

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM (LOCAL)

 

Video and Remarks

The Honorable Dick Durbin

Member of the US Senate, Illinois

 

President Barack Obama Video

 

Remarks

Barack Obama

President of the United States

 

Celebration

 

Benediction

His Eminence Timothy Dolan

Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York

 

Retire Colors

 

Adjournment

Five things we learned from Day Two of the DNC

While we learned that rising stars in the Democratic Party come in younger (Sandra Fluke) and older (Elizabeth Warren) versions, it was a party elder and established superstar (President Bill Clinton) who stole the show on Day Two of the Democratic convention.

Wednesday's session began amid controversy over language in the party's platform that saw a tumultuous voice vote. And another one. And another one. It's not the image Democrats wanted to project after a successful opening night.

And while Clinton's speech was 15 minutes longer than his famously panned 1988 convention address, this one kept the audience in the packed Time Warner Cable Arena on its feet.

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