Charlotte, North Carolina was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who became the wife of England’s King George III the year before the city was founded. To this very day, Charlotte retains the nickname the ‘Queen City’, although Charlotte is also known as ‘The Hornet’s Nest,’ a second nickname derived from a statement made by British Revolutionary War General Cornwallis whose forces were ousted from the city by hostile residents.
Local alcohol laws and restrictions might be alien concepts to outsiders, but they’re simply a way of life in some American cities like Charlotte, North Carolina. With thousands of thirsty Democratic conventioneers descending on the southern city this week, these differences in the specific times and days that allow thirsty patrons to purchase libations are enough to cause one to drink.
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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