Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Convention news

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A quick roundup of Democratic Convention news:

  • Qwest Communications says they'll get everything wired up for the convention even if their union workers strike 9 days before the convention starts.
  • Black focused cable networks BET and TV One will be in Denver to cover Obama's nomination.
  • $10,000 and an invitation will get you access to a four-day conference at the posh Ritz-Carlton Hotel that will run concurrent with the convention. Designed to mix policy and politics, it will also offer a little star power, with Kevin Spacey and Laura Dern, who starred in the HBO film “Recount” about the Florida 2000 vote, scheduled to appear.
  • Denver Mayor Hickenlooper thinks the Pepsi Center demonstration area has hit the "sweet spot" that angers most everyone involved with it.
  • A Denver TV reporter reports that the demonstration area fails the sound part of within "sight and sound" of the convention center.
  • Denver will be giving the homeless a chance to watch the convention on flat-screen televisions. Convention protesters say "we’d just like to be treated well, too".