The Democrats' Platform

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photoOn the opening night of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Democrats come together to lay out their platform. But some of the positions presidential nominee Senator John Kerry has taken, puts him at odds with his party.

What is John Kerry's vision for the economy, healthcare, race relations, education, and national security? And how much of Kerry's platform returns to Clinton-era policies?

Tune in for a hard look at exactly what the Democratic Party and John Kerry stand for in this presidential election.


William Galston, Professor of Public Engagement and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Maryland, and former Deputy Assistant to the President during the first Clinton Adminstration

Roger Altman, Senator John Kerry's chief economic advisor and former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton

Ashton Carter, Advisor to the Kerry campaign and helped to draft the 2004 Democratic Party platform, former assistant secretary of defense for international security policy (1993-1996), and professor of science and international affairs at Harvard University

Audie Cornish, WBUR reporter covering the convention

This program aired on July 26, 2004.


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