34 August 30, 1996 Democratic Convention Unusual stories from the 1996 Democratic Convention in Chicago, with scenes and moments not documented elsewhere. Download 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 325: Houses of Ill Repute Feb. 2, 2007 Act Three: Bully's Pulpit There's probably no house more famous for the bad behavior of its denizens than the U.S. 200: Hearts and Minds Nov. 30, 2001 Act One: Don't Believe Anything You Hear On The Radio The story of a clandestine radio station the CIA set up back in the good old, bad old days of the 1950s, to overthrow Guatemala. 25: Basketball June 7, 1996 Act Five: One More Dream A Bulls dream from Chicagoan Brett Grossman, and an acoustic guitar cover of Bulls theme music from Chicago musician Rick Karr. Staff RecommendationsView all 352 Mar. 14, 2008 The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar In 1912, a four-year-old boy went missing in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found. But two grief-stricken mothers both claimed the same boy as their own. 465 May 25, 2012 What Happened at Dos Erres A Guatemalan immigrant living near Boston gets a phone call with some very strange news about his past.