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The view from above the Democratic National Convention floor at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon. (Anthony Brooks)
The view from above the Democratic National Convention floor at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon. (Anthony Brooks)
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At the Democratic National Convention Monday night, the message was about a push for party unity, and an effort to calm fractious Bernie Sanders supporters — until First Lady Michelle Obama stole the show with an inspirational speech that brought Democratic delegates to their feet.

"This November when we go to the polls," Obama said, "it's about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of our lives."

There were also speeches from three Bay Staters, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Congressman Joe Kennedy.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a passionate speech towards the end of the night. "If you believe that American must work for all of us," Warren said, "not just for the rich and powerful, then let's work our hearts out to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States."

Tuesday night, former President Bill Clinton will dominate prime time — and assume the role of Hillary-booster-in-chief.

Guest

Anthony Brooks, WBUR's senior political reporter. He tweets @anthonygbrooks.

This segment aired on July 26, 2016.

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