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Convention Night Call-In: DNC Thursday

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The final night of Brian Lehrer's convention call-ins featured:

  • Analysis from Jodi Kantor, New York Times Washington correspondent and author of The Obamas 
  • John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff under President Clinton and founder and chair of the Center for American Progress 
  • Jesse Jackson, civil rights activist 
  • A reporter's roundtable with: Anna Sale, It's a Free Country political reporter, Jo Ingles, Statehouse News Reporter for Ohio Public Radio and TV, and WAMU report Matt Laslo.
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