U.S. first lady Obama tours the stage and podium at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte (Photo : Reuters)
The Democrats are ready to display what they have to offer to America with the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The first day's events starts today at 5 p.m. from the Time Warner Cable Arena, and the DNC are offering live streaming of the convention in both English and Spanish languages (see below).
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The names of the speakers of the DNC have been released last week however times of the speakers were released this morning.
Some of the big names to see at the convention are First Lady Michelle Obama and the first Latino Keynote Speaker with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. Both are scheduled to speak during the 10 p.m. hour of today.
According to the Washington Post, Mrs. Obama's speech is to show a "human" side to her husband Barack. Perhaps similar to Ann Romney's approach to "humanize" and not make her husband Mitt Romney seem "stiff" or "cold," the First Lady is expected to show how well of a husband and leader he is.
Also in attendance will be Newark, New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker. It remains to be seen if Booker will deliver a similar performance to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who delivered the keynote speech at last week's Republican National Convention.
Some musical performances will also take place, notably "Glee" actress Amber Riley singing the national anthem.
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Spanish Live Streaming:
Democratic National Convention Day 1 Schedule
5 p.m. - 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
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
6 p.m. - 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
7 p.m. - 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
8 p.m. - 9 p.m. EDT
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
9 p.m. - 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
10 p.m. - 11 p.m. EDT
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley
Joaquin Castro, candidate for U.S. House from Texas
Keynote address: San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro
Michelle Obama Video
First Lady Michelle Obama
Benediction: Jena Lee Nardella, founder and executive director of Blood: Water Mission