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God, Film and Politics

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Religion is front and center at the 2008 Democratic National 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. Here and Now Host Robin Young spoke with progressive evangelical Reverend Jim Wallis.

Robin also spoke with Gail Chaddock, Capitol Hill correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor about Senator Joe Biden’s speech tonight to accept the nomination as Vice President. And she spoke with Steve Grove, head of news and politics for You Tube about what impact that website expects to have during its first Presidential election.

Do moments at the convention leave you thinking back to political intrigue in films? Film Critic Ty Burr offered some recommendations to Here and Now.

For Slate.com blogger Mickey Kaus, it wasn't what Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday night, so much as what she didn't say. Like guests who don't show up at a party, it only began to bother him much later — when the buzz was over — that something was absent.

The coming nomination of Barack Obama with it the real possibility of the country’s first African American President. African-American writers Maya Angelou, Ishmael Reed, and Alice Walker on Barack Obama reflected on this American moment, during On Point.

Tonight at 7, WBUR’s live coverage of the convention resumes with On Point. Tonight, a preview of what to expect from Vice Presidential pick Joe Biden

This program aired on August 27, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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