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Monday, July 26, 2004

Watch C-SPAN!

First, go back down to my Volunteering: Day 1 story, where I've updated with excessive detail.

For watching, I'm in agreement with eRobin: C-SPAN is vastly superior to watching convention coverage on the networks. You don't have annoying hosts talking over everything, and you get a much better sense for the broader proceeding (plus, how many dull interviews from the floor can you take?). To fill the in-between speeches time, the networks blather on in their booths. Usually the convention fills with music, though, and on C-SPAN you can see some horrible dancing. Even C-SPAN 2 has had some great stuff on tonight with really old convention speeches--I had never seen video of Harry Truman before.