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Last night it was Teddy Kennedy and Michelle Obama.  Tonight, the keynote speaker is Virginia's former Governor, Mark Warner. But the star of the show will be Hillary Clinton. From the Democratic Convention in Denver, how divided are the Democrats? Why haven't the delegates and television audience heard more about John McCain and George Bush? Also, humorist and political commentator Harry Shearer talks about three simultaneous conventions going on before our very eyes.


Banner image of Hillary Clinton addressing the DNC: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Frances Anderton
Gary Scott
Karen Radziner
Christian Bordal

Main Topic Day Two for the Democrats 39 MIN, 58 SEC

hillarys_badge.jpgLast night, Teddy Kennedy passed the torch to a new generation, and the Obamas were the all-American family. Tonight, Hillary Clinton will address the convention, and the world will learn how serious the split with Barack Obama supporters really is. The National Convention is supposed to unify Democrats around Obama's presidential candidacy, but media coverage continues to emphasize the continuing tension with Clinton supporters. We talk with delegates in both camps. Are the media fanning a controversy that's only skin deep? Keynote speaker Mark Warner says he's not an attack dog. Are the Democrats missing their chance for an offensive against John McCain and George Bush?

Guests:
John Mercurio, Senior Editor, The Hotline
Sacha Millstone, Clinton delegate to the 2008 DNC
Tom Warren, Member, Democratic Convention Rules Committee
Larry Yawn, Clinton delegate to the 2008 DNC
Peniel Joseph, Tufts University (@PenielJoseph)
Michael Tomasky, Newsweek and the Daily Beast (@michaeltomasky)
Aaron Barnhart, Television Critic, Kansas City Star

Reporter's Notebook Convention Parties and Politics 8 MIN, 58 SEC

harry.jpgHarry Shearer is well known on public radio for Le Show distributed internationally. His latest book is Not Enough Indians. He's a writer, humorist, musician and actor with a not-very-secret gift for political commentary. His latest album is Songs of the Bushmen.

Guests:
Harry Shearer, Host of 'Le Show'

Songs of the Bushmen

Harry Shearer

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