If you think debt collectors phoning you at dinner time is an invasion of privacy, listen to what hospital patients in Minnesota have had to put up with: representatives of Accretive Health, a debt collection service, engaged in tactics that included targeting patients in emergency rooms and at their bedsides, insinuating that patients have to pay before they receive service, not revealing their identity as debt collectors, and even, according to Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, the possible violation of privacy laws.
Broadcasting live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, we check up on how President Obama's speech checks out. And Hollywood's been at the DNC – actors Richard Schiff and Beau Bridges riff on that enduring connection. Also, Comedy Congress’ big wrapup in Charlotte – Diane Sawyer talks about her age and Mike Dukakis talks about what ifs.
It’s old home day at the Democratic Convention... that is, if your home is California. The Golden State’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, southern California Congresswoman Judy Chu, and actor Richard Schiff, he is of "The West Wing" and a new political show called "Chasing the Hill." Plus, a post game analysis of former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic troops.
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Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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