34 August 30, 1996 Democratic Convention Unusual stories from the 1996 Democratic Convention in Chicago, with scenes and moments not documented elsewhere. DownloadAmazon iTunes Share a clip Transcript Campaign ad Prologue ByIra Glass Host Ira Glass wonders what the Democrats stand for, and then goes in search of an answer. (4 minutes) Act One A Little Tour Inside the Message Machine ByIra Glass The secret games delegates play to amuse themselves, differences between Republican and Democratic convention delegates, and more. (30 minutes) Act Two Campaign Diaries ByIra GlassMichael Lewis The latest installment of Michael Lewis's campaign diaries. (7 minutes) Act Three Neighbors ByIra Glass One of the boys from the book There Are No Children Here goes back to his old neighborhood across from the Convention site. (10 minutes) Act Four TV Show ByDanny Drennan Webmaster and Beverly Hills 90210 expert Danny Drennan on the convention. Danny runs the site Inquisitor Mediarama. (6 minutes) Related If you enjoyed this episode, you may like these 314: It's Never Over June 23, 2006 Act Four: One Word: Timing Television comedy writer Tami Sagher describes what can happen when you sit on a joke for years, as she did, before the perfect opportunity to tell it comes along. 232: The Real Story Feb. 14, 2003 Act Two: What's The Truth Good For, Anyway? For many years, Israeli citizens learned a sanitized version of what happened during their War of Independence in 1948. 355: The Giant Pool of Money May 9, 2008 Act One This American Life producer Alex Blumberg teams up with NPR's Adam Davidson for the entire hour to tell the story—the surprisingly entertaining story—of how the U.S. got itself into a housing crisis. Staff RecommendationsView all 334 June 1, 2007 Duty Calls Josh's family didn't play much of a role in his daily life—until duty called, and they took over his life. 504 Sept. 6, 2013 How I Got Into College How a stolen library book got one man into his dream school and changed his life forever. Or at least that's the story he tells himself.