Blink and you’ll miss Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
As previously reported, AOC will have just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message during Tuesday’s virtual event. Meanwhile, fellow rising star Stacey Abrams is among 16 who have been chosen to deliver the DNC’s keynote address. Additional keynote speakers include Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta of Pennsylvania, Sen. Marlon Kimpson of South Carolina, and Sen. Yvanna Cancela of Nevada.
Abrams made history in 2018 as a nominee in Georgia’s gubernatorial election, becoming the first African-American, female, major-party gubernatorial nominee in the United States. Then in 2019, she was selected as the first African-American woman to deliver a response to the State of the Union address. Prior to her gubernatorial run, she served as Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives.
In addition to AOC and Abrams, Tuesday’s virtual event will feature speeches by former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former Secretary of State (and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee) John Kerry, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware, former President Bill Clinton, and former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden.
Night 2 will also include an introduction by four-time Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish), and a performance by EGOT winner John Legend.
The 2020 Democratic National Convention resumes at 9 pm ET. Scroll down to find out how each TV network intends to cover the event.
MSNBC (begins at 7 pm)
Anchors: Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid and Nicolle Wallace
CNN (begins at 8 pm)
Anchors: Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Anderson Cooper, Dana Bash and John King
PBS (begins at 8 pm)
Anchor: Judy Woodruff
ABC (begins at 10 pm)
Anchors: George Stephanopoulos, David Muir and Linsey Davis
CBS (begins at 10 pm)
Anchors: Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson
Fox News (begins at 10 pm)
Anchors: Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum
NBC (begins at 10 pm)
Anchors: Lester Holt and Savannah Guthrie