Tuesday, August 27, 1996

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  • Preview of Evening Activities of the Convention

    Goodman, Bensky, and Muwakkil discuss:
    *convention speakers Evan Bayh and Jesse Jackson

    • the direction of the Democratic Party and the veneer of unity
    • Clinton and welfare reform/cuts
    • media coverage of the previous night’s events and speakers Christopher Reeve, James Brady
    • contributions to the DNC from tobacco companies
    • speaker Phil Watson
    • speaker Seattle Superintendent John Stanford (soundbite)
    • Sarah Brady (soundbite)
      *
  • Voting on the Democratic Platform

    Goodman, Bensky, and Muwakkil speak to Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank about the Democratic platform. Bensky suggests that Republicans are more open and democratic when developing their platform than the Democrats.

  • The Henry Horner Housing Project

    Goodman and Muwakkil tour the housing project located next door to the DNC festivities, with community leader Major Adams.

  • The Henry Horner Housing Project: Resident Interviews

    Goodman and Muwakkil interview residents of the housing project located next to the 1996 DNC about housing and community conditions.

  • The Henry Horner Housing Project and The United Center

    Goodman interviews Boise Edwards, executive director of Youth Services Center of the West Side, on local community action to create jobs and be involved in management at the newly contructed United Center (arena and convention center).

  • The Demise of the Democratic Party

    Goodman and Bensky discuss the Democratic Party’s move to the right with Ronald Radosh and Ron Walters

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