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Michelle Obama to headline opening night of Democratic National Convention

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MILWAUKEE (CNN) -- Former First Lady Michelle Obama and former Second Lady Jill Biden will headline the first two nights of the Democratic National Convention.

Joe Biden’s yet-to-be-named running mate, along with Barack Obama, will deliver the keynote Wednesday evening, before the presumptive Democratic nominee accepts the nomination on Thursday, according to a press release detailing the speakers set for the event.

The Democratic National Convention will take place over four nights from August 17-20, 2020. Convention programming will air from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The official live stream for the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be hosted on, where viewers can also find the full convention schedulea digital toolkit to get involved, more resources for viewersdelegates and the media and additional plans and details. 

Monday’s speaker line-up features a broad representation of Joe Biden’s supporters across the Democratic spectrum, from Senator Bernie Sanders to Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Also included in that evening’s line-up: Sen. Cortez-Mato, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, John Kasich, Sen. Doug Jones and Reps. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi and Gwen Moore of Milwaukee.

Longtime Biden confidant Majority Whip Jim Clyburn joins Monday’s line-up, as does potential vice presidential pick Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (obviously if Whitmer is chosen as Biden’s running mate, she would speak Wednesday evening).

Former President Bill Clinton speaks Tuesday ahead of Jill Biden.

Other speakers that evening include Sally Yates, Sen. Chuck Schumer, John Kerry, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Biden Campaign Co-Chair Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester from Delaware.

Ahead of the vice presidential nominee's speech, Wednesday's speakers include Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Gov. Tony Evers, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Gabrielle Giffords.

Sen. Cory Booker, Go., Gavin Newsom, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Chris Coons, Sen. Kamala Harris will speak Thursday ahead of the Biden family and finally, Joe Biden.

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