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Convention Update

Did Hillary Clinton do enough to heal the wounds in the Democratic Party? For that and more news from the party nominating convention in Denver, we speak with Greg Moore, editor of the Denver Post.

Democratic National Convention - Or Revival?

Religion has been front and center at the 2008 Denver convention with an interfaith gathering kicking off the week, the first ever 'faith caucus', and blessings that begin and end each evening session. It's part of a push to close what some are calling the "God Gap" between democrats and republicans after George W. Bush won the majority of votes from white evangelicals in 2004. We speak with the progressive evangelical Reverend Jim Wallis. He's author of The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America. He's also president and founder of the Christian network Sojourners.

Joe Biden

We'll preview Senator Biden's speech and ask what he brings to the Democratic ticket. Our guest, Gail Chaddock, Capitol Hill correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, has been watching Biden at work for years.


YouTube didn't exist during the 2004 election, so this is its first political convention. We speak to Steve Grove, head of news and politics at the site. He says YouTube provides the platform, people provide the message.

Political Films

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr gives us some of his picks for good movies to watch this political season.

This program aired on August 27, 2008.

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