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Election 2012 Today's DNC Schedule: Tuesday, September 4

39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter

BRADENTON -- The 2012 Democratic National Convention officially kicks off today in Charlotte, NC. A full schedule of events for the convention has been slow to materialize; however, featured speakers confirmed for this evening include Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, former President Jimmy Carter and the First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Tonight's primetime speakers at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte include:

5 p.m. (eastern) : Convention gavels open. LA Mayor Antonio Villaraisgosa

                                Newark Mayor Cory Booker

6 p.m. (eastern) : North Carolina Governor Bev Purdue
                                Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine 
                                Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

7 p.m. (eastern) : Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx
                                Senator Harry Reid
                                VIDEO: Former President Jimmy Carter
                                VIDEO: Kennedy legacy

8 p.m. (eastern) : Tammy Duckworth Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee
                                South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn

9 p.m. (eastern) : Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
                                Health and Human Services Sec. Kathleen Sebelius
                                Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
                                Actor Kal Penn
                                Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
                                Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley

10 p.m. (eastern) : San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (KEYNOTE)

10:35 p.m. (eastern) : First Lady Michelle Obama



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