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The Democratic Convention

We preview the first day of the Democratic Convention in Denver with Greg Moore, editor of the Denver Post.

Lawrence Guyot

Guyot and Fannie Lou Hamer were leaders of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. 64 Freedom Democrats traveled to the Democratic Party Convention in Atlantic city in 1964, only to be offered two delegate seats. They rejected the offer, with Hamer saying, "We didn't come all this way for no two seats ... 'cause all of us is tired." In 1968, Guyot and Hamer made history by becoming the first African Americans from Mississippi to be seated at a Democratic Party Convention.

Deval Patrick

The governor of Massachusetts is a close associate of Barack Obama. We ask Governor Patrick about what advice he's giving the senator.

The Delegates

The phrase "party unity'" is big at this week's Democratic Convention. We meet up with three delegates from Montana to see how they view "party unity".

Michelle Obama

Tonight Michelle Obama will address the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, speaking about her husband's background as a way to showcase his "American story." We speak with Harriette Cole, creative director of Ebony Magazine.

Ted Kennedy

The Democratic party pays tribute to Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy tonight. Kennedy is fighting brain cancer, but he has made the trip to Denver and, as the AP is reporting, may speak to delegates tonight. We look back at Kennedy's life and career with former Boston Globe political reporter Martin Nolan.

This program aired on August 25, 2008.

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