34 August 30, 1996 Democratic Convention Unusual stories from the 1996 Democratic Convention in Chicago, with scenes and moments not documented elsewhere. DownloadAmazon iTunes 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 353: The Audacity of Government Mar. 28, 2008 Act One: The Prez Vs. The Commish. Ira Glass tells the story of a little-known treaty dispute with far-reaching ramifications for our understanding of executive power. 68: Lincoln's Second Inaugural July 4, 1997 Act Two: Nelson Mandela And Abraham Lincoln Some stunning parallels between the political strategies of the two leaders, by John Matisonn. 25: Basketball June 7, 1996 Act Three: The Meaning of Basketball Chicago playwright David Isaacson, on hating the Bulls. Staff RecommendationsView all 513 Dec. 13, 2013 129 Cars One car dealership tries to sell 129 cars. It is way more chaotic than we expected. 241 July 11, 2003 20 Acts in 60 Minutes All kinds of little stories that we ordinarily can't use on the radio show because they are just too short.