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 29: Bob Dole July 19, 1996 Act Three: TV Politics We give Danny Drennan, the writer behind the website Inquisitor Mediarama, a little assignment. 33: A Night at the Wiener Circle Aug. 23, 1996 Act Three: A Parable of Politics Reporter Shirley Jahad investigates the politics of the Chicago hot dog on Navy Pier. 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 241 July 11, 2003 20 Acts in 60 Minutes All kinds of little stories that we ordinarily can't use on the radio show because they are just too short. 490 Mar. 22, 2013 Trends With Benefits The startling rise of the number of people on disability in America.