WASHINGTON, September 6, 2012 — DNC 2012 finally unveiled its schedule of speakers during prime time this evening, the last night of the Democratic Convention. For most of the day, the speakers and when they were speaking were kept under wraps, as though it were top-secret information.
We now know that Marc Anthony will perform the National Anthem and that James Taylor will sing, but only early in the evening so most people probably won’t see either singer. Mary J. Blige is also performing early, but there is nary a listing for Earth, Wind and Fire, which had been touted earlier. And, yes, Foo Fighters will be there, during the 7 to 8 p.m. segment.
And only two of beauties from Hollywood will take the stage during the same segment, Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington. No Natalie Portman. Eva Longoria has a plum spot during the 8 to 9 p.m. segment. And no, sorry, Betty White, despite the campaign on the Internet to get her included, will not be there.
So here is the TV schedule, unwrapped and unveiled with the Top Secret label pulled off. Just remember that only the Cable News networks and PBS will show the Convention from 7 until 11 p.m. ABC, CBS and NBC have decided to just broadcast the 10 to 11 p.m. segment of the convention.
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Jim Messina - Campaign Manager, Obama for America
American Heroes Video: Auto Workers
American Voices - Kenyetta Jones, Ryan Case, Ed Meagher, Martha Figueroa, Lucas Beenken, Rob Hach
Vice Presidential Nomination Intro - The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa, Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee and Mayor of Los Angeles, California
Nominating Remarks - Beau Biden, Attorney General of Delaware and Son of Vice President Joe Biden
Vote by Acclamation
Live Performance - Foo Fighters
Remarks - The Honorable James E. Clyburn, Assistant Democratic Leader and member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina
Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington - Actresses
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Remarks - Caroline Kennedy, Author and Attorney
The Honorable Xavier Becerra - Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and member of the US House of Representatives, California
The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan
Eva Longoria - Actress
The Honorable Brian Schweitzer - Governor of Montana
The Honorable Charlie Crist, Jr. - former Governor of Florida
The Honorable John Kerry, member of the US Senate, Massachusetts
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
Remarks - Admiral John B. Nathman, United States Navy, Retired
Introductory Remarks - Angie Flores
Remarks - Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States
Vice President Joe Biden - Video
Remarks - The Honorable Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Video and Remarks - The Honorable Dick Durbin, member of the US Senate, Illinois
President Barack Obama - Video
Remarks - Barack Obama, President of the United States
Benediction - His Eminence Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of New York
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