Monday, September 10, 2012

a week at the DNC in Charlotte

I just returned from covering the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte - I am so tired! It was a very interesting assignment. For a full week, I interviewed proud delegates, anxious politicians and eager journalists. It was definetly a shining example of our democracy in action. But this question has been swirling around this year's election season...Do conventions still matter? In a world of 24/7 news, labtops, ipads and social we still need to spend such $ on the convention? After covering the DNC, I think the conventions should not be done away with, but definetly paired down, especially in light of our national debt! What do you think? So of my highlights from the week: Interviewing Caroline Kennedy, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Obama Election Co-Chair Eva Longoria, Tennessee delegate Ashley Judd, former Sec. of State Madeline Albright, and CBS's Bob Scheiffer. It was pretty amazing to be on the floor of the DNC when President Obama gave his speech - the energy in the room was amazing! What was your favorite part of the conventions? I'd love to hear!
- Megan

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