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Where to watch the Democratic National Convention on TV, the internet and on streaming devices

The fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention takes place Thursday, Aug. 20, and there are a number of ways to see the two-hour proceedings — including nominee Joe Biden’s acceptance speech.

The final night of the convention — being held over the internet due to COVID-19 — is set to run from 6 to 8 p.m. Pacific time (9 to 11 p.m. Eastern). Cable news networks CNN, C-SPAN and MSNBC will air both hours of the convention. PBS — Channel 50 in the Los Angeles and Orange County TV market — will also air both hours.

The broadcast TV networks — ABC, NBC and CBS — and the Fox News cable network are only covering the final hour, from 7 to 8 p.m. Pacific (10 to 11 p.m. Eastern).

For those who want to watch the full convention program without commentary, the Democratic National Committee is offering its own live stream at

Here are more live streams:

CNN is offering a free live stream of its convention coverage at

Streams are also available (search for “2020 DNC” or Democratic National Convention) on popular streaming devices that include Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Prime.

Amazon’s Alexa devices will also offer a stream of the convention.

In addition to Vice President Biden, Thursday’s speakers include:

  • Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey
  • Businessman Andrew Yang
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom
  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
  • Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pet Buttigieg
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin
  • Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois
  • Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware
  • Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
  • Writer John Meachem
  • Biden’s children Ashley and Hunter

The evening’s host is “Veep” and “Seinfeld” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Musical performers on the convention’s final night will be singer John Legend, rapper Common and the Chicks, who will sing the National Anthem.

Source: Orange County Register

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