Tuesday’s Speakers at Democratic Convention

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DNC 2012Speakers for Tuesday’s session of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena, as released by the Democratic Party (all times EDT):
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5-6 p.m.
Call to Order: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chair, Democratic National Committee
Invocation: His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit
Presentation of Colors: Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard
Pledge of Allegiance: 3rd Grade Class, W.R. O’Dell Elementary School, Concord, N.C.
National Anthem: Amber Riley, singer/songwriter and “Glee” actress
Stephen J. Kerrigan, CEO, Democratic National Convention Committee
Welcome video
Presentation of Credentials Committee Report from Co-Chairs
Bishop Vashti McKenzie, first woman elected as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, Texas
Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs
Kamala D. Harris, attorney general of California
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley
Appointment of Convention Officers
Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, chair, Democratic National Convention Committee
Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland
Andrew Tobias, treasurer, Democratic National Committee
Alice Germond, secretary, Democratic National Committee
Roll Call for Attendance
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6-7 p.m.
Platform Committee Remarks
Rep. Barbara Lee of California
Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy (Ret.), first woman to reach rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army
Platform Video and Remarks
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory A. Booker
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue
American Hero Video: Education
American Voices: Ryan Case
Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union
Rep. Charles Gonzalez of Texas, chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez of New York
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn
Doug Stern of Cincinnati, Ohio firefighter
U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine of Virginia
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7-8 p.m.
Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony R. Foxx
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada
An Economy Built to Last video: Education
Women of the U.S. House
Former President Jimmy Carter video
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
Kennedy family tribute video
Joe Kennedy III, candidate for the U.S. House from Massachusetts
Live performance: singer/songwriter Ledisi
Robert Wexler, president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
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8-9 p.m.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak
Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado
Stronger Together video: Reproductive Choice
American Voices: Maria Ciano
Nancy Keenan, president, National Abortion Rights Action League – Pro-Choice America
Progress for People video: American Veterans
American Voices: Nate Davis
Tammy Duckworth, candidate for the U.S. House from Illinois
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee
Rep. James E. Clyburn of South Carolina
Progress for People video: Health Care
American Voices: Stacey Lihn
Rep. Xavier Becerra of California
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9-10 p.m.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Kal Penn, actor/producer, former associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng, brother of Mrs. Obama and sister of President Obama
Stronger Together video: Equal Pay
Lilly Ledbetter, women’s equality leader and namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick
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10-11 p.m.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley
Joaquin Castro, candidate for U.S. House from Texas
Keynote address: San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro
Michelle Obama video
Elaine Brye
First lady Michelle Obama
Benediction: Jena Lee Nardella, founder and executive director of Blood: Water Mission

And here are some things to watch:

1. THE DISAPPOINTMENT CHARGE: How will the first day’s speakers address the Republican assertion that President Barack Obama’s first term has been a “disappointment”? Will they tackle the notion head on?

2. THE FIRST LADY:
Michelle Obama’s main goal is to differentiate her husband from his Republican opponent, but she rarely mentions Mitt Romney by name. She’ll wrap things up Tuesday night.

3. LONE STAR: The convention’s keynote speaker, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, is a rising Democratic star, and some speculate he could become the next governor of Texas — or even the first Hispanic president.

4. ROMNEY, REMOTELY: What will we hear from the newly minted GOP nominee as his rival has a moment in the spotlight? What will the Republicans’ “counter-programming” be during the Democratic convention?

5. THE EMPTY CHAIR:
Can Democrats capitalize on Clint Eastwood’s unusual pop-culture moment last week, or even make political hay out of it? Or would it be smarter to stay away?

Source: The Associated Press.