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A Viewers’ Guide to the First Day of the Democratic National Convention

A Democratic National Convention sign near the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

A Democratic National Convention sign near the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Photographer: Lauren Justice/Bloomberg
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The Democratic National Convention, which begins Monday and ends Thursday with Joe Biden accepting the nomination for president, will be almost entirely virtual, with speakers delivering addresses from around the U.S. that will be streamed on the internet and broadcast by network and cable news outlets.

The party had initially planned to hold a traditional convention featuring 50,000 people in Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum in mid-July. But that was moved to mid-August in response to the coronavirus pandemic, before being cut back to a two-hour slate of virtual speeches each night.