34 August 30, 1996 Democratic Convention Unusual stories from the 1996 Democratic Convention in Chicago, with scenes and moments not documented elsewhere. Download Share a clip Transcript Campaign ad Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass wonders what the Democrats stand for, and then goes in search of an answer. (4 minutes) Act One A Little Tour Inside the Message Machine ByIra Glass The secret games delegates play to amuse themselves, differences between Republican and Democratic convention delegates, and more. (30 minutes) Act Two Campaign Diaries ByIra GlassMichael Lewis The latest installment of Michael Lewis's campaign diaries. (7 minutes) Act Three Neighbors ByIra Glass One of the boys from the book There Are No Children Here goes back to his old neighborhood across from the Convention site. (10 minutes) Act Four TV Show ByDanny Drennan Webmaster and Beverly Hills 90210 expert Danny Drennan on the convention. Danny runs the site Inquisitor Mediarama. (6 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 151: Primary Jan. 28, 2000 Act Two: The Mask Behind The Mask Usually it's difficult to get to know the front-runner in a Presidential race. 372: The Inauguration Show Jan. 16, 2009 Act Six: Vox Obamali We asked reporters all over the country to go out and talk to people about what they're thinking as Barack Obama gets ready to take office. 194: Before and After Sept. 21, 2001 Act Five: U.s.a., Me-s.a. Ira talks with Chicago Public Radio reporter Shirley Jahad about white Chicagoans and Arab-American Chicagoans facing off, each side waving American flags and shouting "U.S.A."...and how each means very different things when they do it. Staff RecommendationsView all 339 Aug. 24, 2007 Break-Up Starlee Kine tries to write the perfect break-up song with some help from Phil Collins. 570 Oct. 16, 2015 The Night in Question Conspiracy theories about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin continue to shape Israel's politics and future.