What to watch at the Democratic convention Tuesday

First Lady Michelle Obama waves from the podium during a sound check at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama waves from the podium during a sound check at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

(CBS News) CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Democratic National Convention officially gets started Tuesday with a keynote address from San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Here's a look at what to expect from the festivities, which will be streamed live on CBSNews.com.

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's keynote address, 10 p.m. ET

Castro, 37, is in his second term as mayor of the nation's seventh-largest city after easily winning re-election in 2011 with nearly 82 percent of the vote. The Obama campaign notes that his life story in many ways mirrors President Obama's: He and his identical twin brother Joaquin Castro came from modest beginnings and relied on scholarships, grants and loans to attend Stanford University and then Harvard Law School.

A senior campaign official told CBS News that Castro's keynote address will share that personal story "and reflect on the things we need to do as a country to create more Julian Castros, more Barack Obamas to ensure that every young person across this country can achieve their dreams."

Castro's star is rising within the Democratic party at the same time that Democrats are starting to see potential to turn Texas into a blue state, due to the growing Hispanic community. While Texas is for now a solidly Republican state when it comes to presidential politics, the Hispanic community will play a key role in swing states like Colorado and Nevada this year.

First Lady Michelle Obama serves as a "character witness," 10:30 p.m. ET

First Lady Michelle Obama will serve as a "character witness" for her husband, according to the Obama campaign. She will speak, a senior campaign official said, "not just about who the president is, but the values that motivate him."

Mrs. Obama will testify about the "tough decisions" that Mr. Obama made, like pushing through health care reform and backing the auto bailout. And after traveling the country and seeing tangible results, the campaign says, she can also testify to the ways in which those decisions have paid off.

Tuesday's program begins at 5 p.m. ET and also includes speeches by former President Jimmy Carter (who will address the convention via video) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a video tribute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (a former Republican who is now an independent), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, actor Kal Penn, President Obama's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson.

Below is the full DNC schedule for Tuesday evening:

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (LOCAL)
Call to Order
The Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

Invocation
His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas
Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Detroit

Presentation of Colors
Disabled American Veterans, The Stanly County Chapter 12 Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegiance
3rd Grade Class, W.R. O'Dell Elementary School
Concord, North Carolina

National Anthem
Amber Riley
Singer/Songwriter and 'Glee' Actress

Remarks
Stephen J. Kerrigan
Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee

Welcome Video

Presentation of Credentials Committee Report from Co-Chairs
Bishop Vashti McKenzie
First woman Elected as Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Honorable Julián Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Presentation of Rules Committee Report from Co-Chairs
The Honorable Kamala D. Harris
State Attorney General of California

The Honorable Martin O'Malley
Governor of Maryland

Appointment of Convention Officers

Gaveling-in of Permanent Chair
The Honorable Antonio R. Villaraigosa
Chair of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Committee
Mayor of Los Angeles, California

Remarks
The Honorable Steny Hoyer
Parliamentarian of the 2012 Democratic National Committee Convention
Democratic Whip and Member of the US House of Representatives, Maryland

Andrew Tobias
Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee

Alice Germond
Secretary of the Democratic National Committee

Roll Call for Attendance

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (LOCAL)

Platform Committee Remarks
The Honorable Barbara Lee
Member of the US House of Representatives, California

Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (Retired)
First woman to reach rank of three-star general in the US Army

Platform Video and Remarks
The Honorable Cory A. Booker
Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

Remarks
The Honorable Bev Perdue
Governor of North Carolina

American Hero Video: Education

American Voices Remarks
Ryan Case

Remarks
Mary Kay Henry
International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Remarks from Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
The Honorable Charles Gonzalez
Member of the US House of Representatives, Texas
Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez
Member of the US House of Representatives, New York

Remarks
The Honorable Pat Quinn
Governor of Illinois

Remarks
Doug Stern
Cincinnati, Ohio Firefighter

Remarks
The Honorable Tim Kaine
Candidate for the US Senate, Virginia
Former Governor of Virginia
Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (LOCAL)

Remarks
The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina

The Honorable Harry Reid
Democratic Majority Leader and Member of the US Senate, Nevada

An Economy Built to Last Video: Education

Women of the US House of Representatives

Remarks
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

The Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro
Member of the US House of Representatives, Connecticut

The Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of the US House of Representatives, New York

The Honorable Allyson Schwartz
Member of the US House of Representatives, Pennsylvania

The Honorable Gwen Moore
Member of the US House of Representatives, Wisconsin

The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez
Member of the US House of Representatives, New York

Tulsi Gabbard
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Hawaii

Joyce Beatty
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Ohio

Jimmy Carter Video

Remarks
The Honorable Ken Salazar

Kennedy Family Tribute Video

Remarks
Joe Kennedy III
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Massachusetts

Live Performance
Ledisi
Singer/Songwriter

Remarks
The Honorable Robert Wexler
President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Former Member of the US House of Representatives, Florida

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (LOCAL)

Remarks
The Honorable R.T. Rybak
Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Honorable Jared Polis
Member of the US House of Representatives, Colorado

Stronger Together Video: Reproductive Choice

American Voices Remarks
Maria Ciano

Remarks
Nancy Keenan
President of the National Abortion Rights Action League - Pro-Choice America (NARAL)

Progress for People Video: American Veterans

American Voices Remarks
Nate Davis

Remarks
The Honorable Tammy Duckworth
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Illinois
Former Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs

The Honorable Lincoln Chafee
Governor of Rhode Island

The Honorable James E. Clyburn
Assistant Democratic Leader and Member of the US House of Representatives, South Carolina

Progress for People Video: Health Care

American Voices Remarks
Stacey Lihn

Remarks
The Honorable Xavier Becerra
Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Member of the US House of Representatives, California

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (LOCAL)

The Honorable Ted Strickland
Former Governor of Ohio

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

The Honorable Rahm Emanuel
Mayor of Chicago, Illinois
Former White House Chief of Staff

Remarks
Kal Penn
Actor/Producer
Former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

Remarks
Craig Robinson and Maya Soetoro-ng
Brother of Mrs. Obama and Sister of President Obama

Stronger Together Video: Equal Pay

Remarks
Lilly Ledbetter
Women's Equality Leader and Namesake of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

The Honorable Deval Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM (LOCAL)

The Honorable Martin O'Malley
Governor of Maryland

Introduction of Keynote Speaker Julián Castro
Joaquin Castro
Brother of Mayor Julián Castro
Candidate for the US House of Representatives, Texas

Keynote Address
The Honorable Julián Castro
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas

Michelle Obama Video and Remarks
Elaine Brye

Remarks
Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States

Benediction
Jena Lee Nardella
Founder and Executive Director of Blood: Water Mission

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