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Looking forward to Chicago 1996

StoryAugust 23, 1996
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Guests
Juan González

SDS and Young Lords leader

Bobby Seale

Former chairman of the Black Panther Party

Judy Albert

Yippie leader

Jeff Jones

SDS leader

Goodman asks guests to discuss their current political work, and what they would like to see at Chicago 1996.  Jones, an environmental lobbyist in Albany, urges people to tell the President how they feel about welfare reform, but cautions that this will be a Potemkin convention. Judy Albert, fundraiser for Planned Parenthood in Portland, OR, urges people to support their local Planned Parenthood in the fight for a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. Seale, a community liaison for Temple University’s African American History department, focuses his work on raising funds through the sale of his cookbook and a feature film based on his book. He plans to use the funds for a self-supporting youth/work/housing program in Philadelphia. Gonzalez, Democracy Now co-host and Daily News reporter, focuses on organizing his fellow media workers.

Segment subjects: Democratic National Convention—1996


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