Pelosi, Michelle Obama To Kick Off Dem Convention

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks at the NAACP convention in Cincinnati, Monday, July 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Denver (AP) Michelle Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be the featured first-night speakers at the Democratic National Convention -- which also will include a taped message from Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy.

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper will also speak on opening night, Monday, August 25th, when the theme will be “one nation.”

Tuesday's theme will be “renewing America's promise,” with a speech by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The theme on Wednesday will be “securing America's future” with an acceptance speech by Obama's still-unannounced vice presidential candidate. Former president Bill Clinton will also speak.

The theme for Thursday, August 28th, when Obama formally accepts the presidential nomination, will be “change you can believe in.” Governor Ritter will also be among the speakers.

Other convention speakers will be announced over the next two weeks.

The Democratic National Convention committee also said today it will air daily convention webcasts under the theme “countdown to America's future.”

The 15-minute segments will air daily at 2:30 p.m. from August 24th through the 28th on the web site, as well as on Comcast's Video on Demand and via

A final program will air at 7 a.m. on Friday, August 29th.

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