MA Official Opens RNC

The Republican National Convention opened this afternoon, albeit scaled back by Hurricane Gustav.

Cindy McCain, wife of the GOP presidential candidate John McCain, and First Lady Laura Bush addressed the crowd in St. Paul, Minnesota .

Meanwhile, early in the proceedings, the delegates gathered heard from a Massachusetts figure.

WBUR's Delores Handy finds out more about the day's happenings from WBUR's Bob Oakes, who is covering the convention.

This program aired on September 1, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes Senior Correspondent
Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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