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Michelle Obama's DNC speech: live stream, how to watch, and what to expect

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Michelle Obama will headline the first night of the Democratic National Convention, in a night studded with the party’s biggest names.

Update: Read Michelle Obama's DNC speech transcript

The convention’s Monday theme is "United Together." While Michelle has steered clear of calling Donald Trump out by name, you can expect her to comment on the negativity in Trump’s campaign more directly.

How to watch:

The Democrats will have a live stream on YouTube.

C-SPAN will air all convention proceedings on cable and provide a live stream for web viewers.

And CNN will have 24-hour coverage of the convention from Philadelphia.

The schedule:

The convention will be called to order at 4:00 pm. While the exact schedule of speakers has yet to be announced, Michelle Obama will likely speak after 10 pm Eastern Monday.

Other speakers Monday include a keynote speech from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a speech from Sen. Bernie Sanders.

What to expect:

Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House proved to be more of a trial than most predicted, with Sen. Bernie Sanders garnering support from young voters and grabbing the attention of the Democratic Party as a serious contender. The Obamas kept relatively quiet throughout the primary process.

Now, the Obamas have a chance to speak openly in Clinton’s favor (President Barack Obama will address the convention Wednesday). Its possible that Michelle could use the limelight to take a swipe at the Republican nominee, too.

Michelle has criticized Trump before — sort of. At her commencement speech at the City College of New York this year, she criticized negative leaders without calling Trump out by name. "Here in America, we don’t give into our fears," she said in June. "We don’t build up walls to keep people out because we know that our greatness has always depended on contributions from people who were born elsewhere but sought out this country and made it their home."

Now as Clinton will attend the convention as the presumptive Democratic nominee, and Trump has been officially named her opposition, Michelle’s tone might be even more pointed.

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