- Making News: Assessing John Edwards
Here in Boston, it's all over but the acceptance speech. Has the convention set the stage in a way that will give John Kerry the kind of "bounce" he needs to get a leg up on President Bush? Walter Shapiro, political columnist for USA Today, offers his take on the exaggerated expectations of the made-for-television convention, and the positive power and purpose of John Edwards' speech last night.
- Reporter's Notebook: Wit and Wisdom from Public Radio's Harry Shearer
Writer-director-satirist Harry Shearer has been with us all this week in Boston. Today, the host of public radio's Le Show, levels his wit and wise observations on convention parties, the risks and rhetoric of Al Sharpton, the optimism of John Edwards, and the "maple syruping" of John Kerry.
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