Support the news

A Progressive Revival?

This article is more than 11 years old.

At the Democratic National Convention, some party stalwarts are reflecting on a possible progressive revival. It’s an idea at the heart of the lingering rivalry between backers of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. On Point Host Tom Ashbrook explored the direction of the party in a conversation this morning with Rep. Allen Boyd (D) Florida, Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, and Washington Post columnist E. J . Dionne.

Tonight at 7pm, On Point focuses on delegates from key battleground states.

Senator Clinton is scheduled to release her delegates tonight at the Democratic National Convention. But not all of her supporters are ready to back the presumptive nominee, Sen. Barack Obama.

For many backers of Hillary Clinton, there are questions about the place of women in the Democratic Party. Here and Now Host Robin Young explored those questions with Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman.

Robin also reviewed the roll call process with Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times.

The writer and journalist Damon Runyon got his start in the newspaper business in Colorado. He covered the 1908 Democratic convention here and went onto fame in New York City. The musical Guys and Dolls was based on two of his stories. Robin looked at his Denver roots with John Insilin, a reporter with the Rocky Mountain News and historian of the Denver Press Club.

This program aired on August 26, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

+Join the discussion

Support the news