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Primary elections made John Kerry the Presidential nominee months ago and it's been weeks since he picked John Edwards as his running mate, so what's the value of holding a party convention at all? Is the crowd of 5,672 delegates and alternates just a backdrop for a television production? From Boston, Warren Olney speaks with a wide-ranging group of delegates from around the country, including the swing states of Arizona and Ohio, about how the convention looks from their point of view. Do they like Kerry and Edwards as much as they dislike George Bush? Are they really conducting business, or are they the backdrop for a television production?
  • Reporter's Notebook: More Wit and Wisdom from the Fleet Center
    Here he is again. Harry Shearer, writer, actor, director and host of the public radio program Le Show, has more on the week's activities. Today, his political punditry takes aim at everything from the week's abysmal TV ratings to alternative transportation to a very privately funded send-off of a public official.

2004 Democratic National Convention

Kerry-Edwards campaign

Illinois State Senator Barack Obama

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Frances Anderton

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