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Patt Morrison for September 7, 2012

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Obama’s speech: The moment arrives

For the most part, the headlines for President Obama’s speech this morning were less than favorable: The Atlantic called it “dull,” Politico faulted the speech for being light on health care, and the San Francisco Chronicle offered up “Hope has become hang in there.

Political cartooning, where art and politics collide

What does it take to make a great political cartoon, and how much fodder have the recent Republican and Democratic conventions provided? Patt checks in with two members of Los Angeles’ cartooning royalty, David Horsey of the Los Angeles Times and Lalo Alcaraz of Pocho.
Obama Accepts Nomination On Final Day Of Democratic National Convention

The missing planks of the Democratic party platform

The speeches have been spoken, broadcast into millions of homes and analyzed and re-analyzed by the pundits; two weeks of spin on political rhetoric has been spun; the good people of Charlotte are cleaning up the balloons and streamers and hotel vacancy rates are returning to normal.
Patt Morrison with West Wing Actor Richard Schiff
Actor Richard Schiff, better known to "West Wing" fans as Toby Ziegler, is always being asked about politics. "I get interviewed all the time [about politics] and I don't know why. It's kind of the equivalent of asking Anthony Edwards to do your surgery," he told the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call.
Nick Jonas Joins The Cast Of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" On Broadway - Curtain Call

Hollywood shows its love for the Dems at the DNC

There’s no denying it, Hollywood and politics tend to go hand in hand. A-listers like George Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Matt Damon hobnob with President Barack Obama when he comes to Los Angeles.
For the final session of Comedy Congress at the DNC in Charlotte, Comedy Congressman Ben Gleib talks with Howard Dean about the famous scream that bears his name, Michael Dukakis’ campaign regrets, and 88-year-old New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg.
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Patt Morrison for September 7, 2012

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.

Patt Morrison for September 6, 2012

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.

Patt Morrison for September 5, 2012

We’ll hear the First Lady’s speech but what does her body language say? We’ll be reading it. And, what party muckety mucks are keeping away from President Obama and staying home from the Democrats’ big dance? We’ll do the Charlotte two step.

Patt Morrison for September 4, 2012

How do the conventions look to the rest of the world? And how well do foreigners understand the electoral college? We’re polyglot with the foreign press in Charlotte. And, what did Nancy Pelosi tell Comedy Congress about Clint Eastwood and his chair?

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