The big draw on Tuesday will be first lady Michelle Obama. Shell speak about 10:35 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Also speaking: Gov. Bev Perdue about 6 p.m.; Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx at 6:30 p.m.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will give the keynote speech about 10 p.m.
There will be various caucus meetings throughout the day. This year they are open to the public, though all passes have been given out.
Those who got some will have another chance to see Michelle Obama; shell be speaking at the African-American Caucus Meeting and the Hispanic Caucus Meeting.
How to watch
Your best bet is cable TV or the Internet, where all the networks plan live streaming. For a full report on whos showing what, read our Happiness is a Warm TV blog at blogs.newsobserver.com/tv. Here is what was planned at press time:
ABC, NBC and CBS each plan to air one hour of prime-time coverage Tuesday at 10 p.m. All three plan to air their morning shows and their nightly news programs from Charlotte.
PBS will provide three hours of coverage beginning at 8 p.m. One of its live stream channels will provide simultaneous Spanish translation.
CNN kicks off its programming at 5 a.m., going all day long.
C-SPAN will air political discussion programs starting around 7:45 a.m., but when things get going on the floor in the afternoons, C-SPAN will, for the most part, turn the cameras on the speeches. No commentary and no commercials.
Fox News starts daily coverage at 6 a.m.
MSNBC starts at 5:30 a.m.
News14 Carolina, the states local 24-hour news channel, will carry major convention speeches live.
Comedy Central will air The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from Charlotte, at 11 p.m.