- Making News: General Convention Preview
The Democrats have gathered at the Fleet Center, along with the media. Despite little action from protestors, local and state police, and the National Guard make downtown Boston look like Central America. Conventional wisdom is that 95 percent of voters have made up their minds. Those who don't like George Bush already know it. But John Kerry is an uncertain quantity, so his Democratic Convention will emphasize the positive. Viveca Novak of Time Magazine has a preview of what -- and what not to expect.
- Reporter's Notebook: Unconventional Commentary and Satire
All this week, we'll be joined by writer-actor-satirist Harry Shearer. The voice of many characters on The Simpsons, Shearer also hosts his own public radio program, Le Show.
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