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Here's the official schedule for tonight's opening of the Democratic National Convention, beginning at 5:00 ET. We'll be liveblogging starting at 7:00 ET.

Here are some highlights:

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, ET:
    Platform Committee Remarks, The Honorable Barbara Lee
    Remarks from Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, ET:
    The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx, mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
    The Honorable Harry Reid, Democratic Majority Leader and Member of the US Senate, Nevada
    Women of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Nancy Pelosi
    Kennedy Family Tribute Video and remarks by Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET:
    Nancy Keenan, president of the National Abortion Rights Action League - Pro-Choice America (NARAL)
    The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois, Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    The Honorable James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina
  • 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM ET:
    Lilly Ledbetter, Women’s Equality Leader and Namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    The Honorable Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts
  • 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM ET
    The Honorable Martin O’Malley, governor of Maryland
    Keynote Address, The Honorable Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, Texas
    Remarks, Michelle Obama

Remember to join us starting at 7:00 ET for liveblogging and mocking of Chuck Todd, who believes Democrats envy the GOP's show of diversity at their convention. Tonight's scheduled speakers should make him reconsider that thought.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Sep 04, 2012 at 11:26 AM PDT.

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