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Breaking with Convention (Part II): Highlights from the RNC, from the Suites to the Streets to the Convention Floor
by via Democracy Now
Tuesday Sep 9th, 2008 7:53 AM
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 :Democracy Now! is back at home in New York after two weeks on the road. We traveled to Denver, then to St. Paul, to bring you our special coverage: Breaking With Convention: War, Peace and the Presidency. We grilled politicians with tough questions and exposed the backroom corporate suites. We deployed our reporters into the protest-filled streets to broadcast voices of the silenced majority. Today, Part II, with a recap of our coverage of the Republican convention in St. Paul, from the suites to the streets to the convention floor.
Democracy Now! is back at home in New York after two weeks on the road. We traveled to Denver, then to St. Paul, to bring you our special coverage, “Breaking with Convention: War, Peace and the Presidency.” We grilled politicians, exposed the backroom corporate suites. We deployed our reporters into the protest-filled streets to broadcast voices of the silenced majority.

Yesterday we brought you highlights from week one, the Democratic convention in Denver. There we got soundbites and a few rebukes from politicians who didn"t want to answer our questions. But last week at the Republican convention in St. Paul, we got something else as well—handcuffs. Yes, three of us at Democracy Now!—myself, and producers Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, were arrested covering the protests. We were among several members of the media to feel the police crackdown.

Today, highlights from the Republican convention in St. Paul, from the suites to the streets to the convention floor.

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