This story is part of CNET & # 39; s coverage of the run-up to the November vote.
The third session of the Democratic National Convention begins now and will feature performances by Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson and Prince Royce. On Monday, the Democratic Party nominated former Vice President Joe Biden as their presidential candidate. Originally scheduled for Milwaukee, the DNC is noticeably different this year withas a result of the .
On Wednesday evening we will hear from speakers includingformer President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. See the full speaker schedule below.
Read more on CBS News: DNC Day 1 live blog and DNC Day 2 live blog
Biden, who served eight years as Obama's vice president, takes on President Donald Trump. More Americans than usual are expected to useduring election season because of the pandemic. Election day is Tuesday, November 3.
Delayed by about a month, the DNC began on Monday, August 17, and will run through August 20. Speeches are streamed from 9am to 11pm. ET (6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT) every night. Here's how to watch, including free online options.
Wednesday's speaker schedule for the DNC
The themes of this year's event are "We the People", "Leadership Matters", "A More Perfect Union" and "America & # 39; s Promise ". The main theme is "Uniting America". Here's who will speak.
- Former President Barack Obama
- Sen. Kamala Harris
- Speaker Nancy Pelosi
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Government of Wisconsin Tony Evers
- Government of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham
- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Thursday Speaker Schedule
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen. Cory Booker
- Gavin Newsom of California
- Mayor of Atlanta Keisha Lance Bottoms
- Sen. Tammy Baldwin
- Sen. Tammy Duckworth
- Sen. Chris Coons
- Pete Buttigieg
- Andrew Yang
- The Biden Family
If you missed performances by Maggie Rogers, Leon Bridges, Billy Porter and Stephen Stills and Tuesday night John Legend, you can still tune in this week to see more artists. This is who is on the list.
Wednesday, August 19: Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson and Prince Royce.
Thursday, August 20: John Legend again, this time with Common, and The Chicks.
How to Watch the DNC from a Phone or Desktop
The DNC live stream will be available to watch on YouTube for those watching from their phone or desktop, from both CBS News, embedded at the top of this story, and of the channel of the Democratic National Convention. (Editor's Note: CBS News, CBSN and CNET are divisions of ViacomCBS.) You can also tune in to the live stream on the Democratic National Convention website. The convention uses the hashtag #DemConvention on all social media platforms.
Watching on your TV without cable
There are several ways to watch the DNC without cable. In addition to watching the YouTube channels linked above, there is an app available for download on your smart TV, Roku, Fire TV or Apple TV. Just search for "2020 DNC" in the apps section and download the app.
You can also search for DNC on Amazon Prime Video if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber.
Watch on your TV if you have cable
Here is a list of channels that will cover the convention:
- ABC News
- CBS News
- Fox News
- MSNBC  NBC News
- PBS News
Who Talked This Week
Monday, August 17 : Former First Lady Sen. Bernie Sanders, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Representative Jim Clyburn, Chairman of the Convention, Representative Bennie Thompson, Representative Gwen Moore, former Ohio Governor John Kasich, Senator Doug Jones, and Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Tuesday, August 18: Former Acting US Attorney General Sally Yates, Former President Jimmy Carter, Senate Leader Chuck Schumer, Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, Georgia Democratic Governor Candidate Stacey Abrams, Former President Bill Clinton, Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden.