USA: LOS ANGELES: EMMY AWARDS
TAPE_NUMBER: EF00/1019 IN_TIME: 09:34:37 LENGTH: 02:58 SOURCES: Shots 1-10 = POOL, the rest = ABC RESTRICTIONS: Shots 11-16 = No re-use/re-sale without clearance FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: Natural Sound XFA Hollywood celebrated its stars yet again on Sunday night when the Emmys were given out in Los Angeles. The Emmys are, after the Oscars and the Golden Globe the most important award in Los Angeles. The most awards went to N-B-C, which features shows like "The West Wing" and "Will and Grace". Also awarded was American actor Michael J. Fox for the fourth time in a row. The N-B-C political drama "The West Wing" has rubbed out the competition from H-B-O's "The Sopranos" at the Emmy Awards. "The West Wing" won a record-setting nine Emmys. The mob drama "The Sopranos" got 18 nominations but only one win. Its star, James Gandolfini, picked up the award for best actor. "The West Wing" broke the previous record of eight Emmys for a series in a single season, set by "ER" and "Hill Street Blues" in their first years. Michael J. Fox was winner of the best actor award for a comedy. Fox retired from his comedy about a New York City mayoral office, "Spin City," after last season because of Parkinson's disease. He won three best actor trophies in a row in the 1980s for "Family Ties." "Will & Grace" won best comedy show, a big boost for N-B-C's sitcom. It also won two awards for its supporting actors, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally. Patricia Heaton, who plays the long-suffering wife of comedian Ray Romano on the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," won best actress in a comedy. It was her first award. Sela Ward was an upset winner in the best actress category in a drama for ABC's "Once and Again." She beat out two competing actresses from "The Sopranos," Edie Falco and Lorraine Bracco. The pre-show buzz was about the faceoff between "The West Wing" and "The Sopranos," the politicians against the mobsters. Both had 18 nominations. "The West Wing" won in a walk. Richard Schiff, who plays the grim aide Toby Ziegler, and Allison Janney, who portrays the White House's tough press secretary, won supporting actor awards. Thomas Schlamme won for directing. N-B-C won bragging rights with 23 Emmys. H-B-O had 20 awards, A-B-C had 15, Fox had 11 and C-B-S had 7. For the third year in a row, David Letterman's "Late Show" won the award for best variety series. It came during a year Letterman had to take a break for an emergency quintuple bypass operation in January. Eddie Izzard won for both his performance and writing in his H-B-O special, "Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill." The two biggest television events of the past year - "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "Survivor" - weren't competing Sunday. "Millionaire" was shunted off to the Daytime Emmys and "Survivor" missed the cutoff for nominations. Emmy watchers were anxious to see the impact of a change in voting procedures designed to widen the voting panel and make it younger. Instead of requiring Academy of Television Arts & Sciences members to watch nominated shows in a hotel, the academy sent out videotapes for voters to watch at home. As a result, it nearly quadrupled the number of people voting. Many actors, including John Lithgow and David Schwimmer, wore gold ribbons in a show of support for the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, who are involved in a strike against the advertising industry. SHOTLIST: Los Angeles, California, USA - September 10, 2000 POOL 1. Arrival of John Stamos 2. Arrival of Debra Messing 3. Arrival of David Hyde Pierce 4. Arrival of Rob Lowe 5. Arrival of John Lithgow 6. Arrival of Martin Sheen 7. Arrival of Heather Locklear 8. Arrival of Brad Pit & Jennifer Anniston 9. Arrival of James Galdinfini 10. Arrival of Calista Flockhart ABC 11. Winner lead actress comedy, Patricia Heaton, "Everybody Loves Raymond" 12. Winner lead actor comedy, Michael J. Fox, "Spin City" 13. Winner lead actress drama, Sela Ward, "Once and Again" 14. Winner lead actor drama, James Galdonfini, Sopranos 15. Winner best comedy series, "Will and Grace" 16. Winner best drama, "West Wing"?
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Italy Vatican Cardinals - College of Cardinals gathers for four day meeting
TAPE: EF03/0926 IN_TIME: 23:02:18 DURATION: 3:42 SOURCES: APTN/ VATICAN TV RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Vatican City, 15 Oct 2003 SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot St. Peter's Square 2. Two cardinals arriving for talks 3. Various cardinals arriving and shaking hands 4. Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the Vatican Secretary of State, walking up, removing hat (biretta) and greeting Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 5. Cardinal getting out of car 6. Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi of Genoa putting on hat (biretta) while speaking to two others 7. Archbishop John P. Foley, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, arriving and walking with a cardinal 8. Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, archbishop of Durban, conference walking up. 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles "Well, during these days we'll just be listening to some various papers given and they're quite generic, we've seen the titles, I have not seen the papers yet, but they're quite generic. Things like the laity of the Church, the priesthood, the role of the bishops, some of the social issues, so they'll be quite generic. And I think that they'll give us a chance to talk amongst ourselves about how we experience these issues in our own local areas." 10. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor arriving 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster "I think it will be an opportunity to meet one another, we don't know each other that well. There are a hundred and, I don't know how many, with the thirty new ones there are about 140 of us now, maybe more. Well a time to get to know each other and that's important too, particularly because, well, it's a very challenging time for the church and the cardinals have the duty of advising the Pope and also choosing the next pontiff." 12. Interior meeting hall - pan across 13. Cardinal Silvestrini chatting with another cardinal 15. Two cardinals standing and chatting 16. Various of cardinals inside meeting room 17. Close up hat of cardinal (biretta) 18. Various of cardinals praying 19. Close up booklet in hand of cardinal; pull back to two cardinals 22. Wide shot cardinals in Synod Hall praying STORYLINE: Three days of discussions between Roman Catholic cardinals began on Wednesday in the Vatican. The cardinals are in Rome for celebrations to mark Pope John Paul II's election as pontiff on Oct. 16, 1978 and the beatification of Mother Teresa. It is expected that the cardinals will discuss the need for more collegiality, a Vatican code word for democratisation within the church. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminister, told APTN this is " a very challenging time for the church and the cardinals have the duty of advising the Pope and also choosing the next pontiff." Pope John Paul II suffers from Parkinson's disease and at times appears very frail. His successor will be either one of the cardinals meeting today, or one of the 30 new cardinals to be appointed at a special ceremony on October 21. After October 21 there will be a record number of at least 135 cardinals under 80 years of age and therefore eligible to vote in a papal election. All but five were appointed by the present pope.
Italy Vatican Preview - Preview to meeting of Cardinals on paedophilia scandals
TAPE: EF02/0337 IN_TIME: 22:55:35 DURATION: 2:49 SOURCES: APTN/CTV RESTRICTIONS: DATELINE: Vatican City - 21 April 2002/File SHOTLIST: APTN 1. Wide shot Vatican and tourist group 2. Mid shot children heading towards Vatican 3. Pull out from cupola to David statues being sold near Vatican 4. Mid shot Rector Kevin McKoy at North American college 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rector Kevin McKoy, North American College "Yes, I think it shows the Papal concern for the people and the church in the US, and I think that this is a marvelous opportunity to show the concern of a true good shepherd of a pastor who wants to see a problem that's plagued the church here in these recent times and he wants to help his brother bishops to find whatever solution they can bring to restoring the trust in the US and the church." 6. Still photo Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston 7. Still photo Cardinal Egan of New York 8. Still photo Cardinal McCarrick of Washington 9. Still photo Cardinal Keeler of Baltimore 10. Still photo Cardinal Maida of Detroit 11. Still photo Cardinal George of Chicago 12. Still photo Cardinal Bevilacqua of Philadelphia 13. Still photo Cardinal Mahony of Los Angeles Vatican TV 14. Wide shot interior St. Peter's Basilica 15. Mid shot pope hunched over speaking at mass 16. Pull out priests lying on floor 17. Wide shot interior basilica 18. Mid shot priest kneeling in front of pope during ordination of priests ceremony 19. Priests being dressed by other priests with robes 20. Wide shot pan interior St. Peter's basilica STORYLINE: Cardinals from the United States have begun arriving in Rome as the Vatican prepares itself for unprecedented meetings on sexual abuse by priests. On Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 U-S cardinals will attend a Vatican summit to discuss a major crisis in the U-S church following widespread revelations of molestation of children by Catholic priests. But observers cautioned against high expectations of the assembly. The church is known for its deliberate style and the gathering next Tuesday and Wednesday should be seen as one step in a long struggle to restore trust in the church, they said. Still, the Vatican has never before moved so swiftly to convene a meeting of cardinals. Many of the American Cardinals will be staying at the North American College in Rome, the institution that teaches young American seminarians. Rector Kevin McKoy of the North American College says the pope needs to help the U-S bishops find a way to restore confidence in the church. Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston has been at the centre of the scandal. Law acknowledged in January that he failed to remove a paedophile priest now accused of molesting more than 130 people. He has stayed in office despite mounting pressure to step down. Last week Law made a secret trip to Rome to meet the pope to discuss the problems of priests and paedophilia. In a statement on his return to Boston, he said he raised the possibility of resigning with the pope. Cardinal Egan of New York has also been under pressure to resign. He has been accused of helping to hide sexual abuse cases by priests when he was bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He maintains he handled the cases appropriately. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington went to Rome last week to discuss the abuse crisis with the pope. McCarrick said the pontiff expressed concern for the victims, church members and the future of the priesthood. The Vatican's calling of U-S cardinals to a meeting on sex abuse has some insiders hoping for big changes in church policies, including the standardisation of rules dictating how American bishops respond to misconduct claims. Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore said he would encourage church leaders at the meeting to support that approach. According to American church officials, the U-S delegation hopes to persuade the Holy See to change church law and allow them to remove paedophiles from the priesthood without cumbersome appeals to Rome. At the moment, bishops can only temporarily suspend priests. The Rome summit will also help the cardinals develop a blueprint for a June meeting of U-S bishops, who will vote on a response to the crisis. While the U-S Cardinals were gearing up for next week's meeting, Pope John Paul II presided over a Mass to ordain 20 new priests. The pope sat hunched in his seat as a cardinal delivered the mass. As the new priests lay prostrate before the altar, the Pope knelt in prayer, his hands trembling. The pope has suffered for years from Parkinson's disease and has recently had problems with severe pain in his knee. Many people in the U-S have criticised the pope for not providing adequate leadership to help the U-S Catholic church through the crisis.
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200
[BOSTON, MA] [DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200] [Boston, MA ] 2004 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN BOSTON - NIGHT ONE 2100 - 2200 SWITCHED FEED 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200
[BOSTON, MA] [DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200] [Boston, MA ] 2004 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN BOSTON - NIGHT ONE 2100 - 2200 SWITCHED FEED 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200
[BOSTON, MA] [DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200] [Boston, MA ] 2004 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN BOSTON - NIGHT ONE 2100 - 2200 SWITCHED FEED 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200
[BOSTON, MA] [DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200] [Boston, MA ] 2004 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN BOSTON - NIGHT ONE 2100 - 2200 SWITCHED FEED 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200
[BOSTON, MA] [DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - DAY ONE / 2100 - 2200] [Boston, MA ] 2004 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN BOSTON - NIGHT ONE 2100 - 2200 SWITCHED FEED 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON / RS 118 / 8:30PM
[POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON / RS 118 / 8:30PM] [POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON] [BOSTON, MASS USA] 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
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[POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON / RS 118 / 8:30PM] [POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON] [BOSTON, MASS USA] 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
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[POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON / RS 118 / 8:30PM] [POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON] [BOSTON, MASS USA] 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
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[POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON / RS 118 / 8:30PM] [POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON] [BOSTON, MASS USA] 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
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[POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON / RS 118 / 8:30PM] [POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON] [BOSTON, MASS USA] 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
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[POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON / RS 118 / 8:30PM] [POOL SWITCHED FLOOR / DNC BOSTON] [BOSTON, MASS USA] 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 21:48:54 kerry will leave no one behind.. by his example he will lead america into a new era of strength and respect here at home and around the world.** 21:49:34 film clip -- John Kerry -- Rice family. Parents of joey rice didn't expect him to live, but joey kept pulling through.. started gaining weight little by little, planned homecoming 2 1/2, respiratory threapist suggested new ventilator to help bring joey home; john kerry helped get vetilator. nurse: would have taken a year or longer w/o kerry. mom: so grateful to kerry. dad: today, we're all a real family, we're together 21:51:55 ws stage 21:52:12 randy femster/canton, oh/steelworker -- worked 25 years in steel mill, two children grad from west point, need jobs in community. believe kerry is a strong candidate, need his leadership. 21:53:03 ws stage 21:53:18 music "how many roads must a man walk down" 21:53:40 crowd shots 21:56:14 ann alan/ little rock / critical vote time for all of america... issues include social security.. stauch supporter of kerry and edwards b/c they will be fiscally responsible with social security... my kids don't think they'll ever get social security 21:57:30 ws stage 21:57:48 ******manual corero/attorney/long beach, ca -- two evils to democracy.. protect middle class... strong democracy requires a strong middle class.. believe in kerry and edwards.. will address health care, education, need for jobs with decent wages.. danger in country today is that jobs do not pay decent wages.. james madison warned that we will endanger democracy if we don't protect middle class 21:59:35 ws stage
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
COVERAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (DNC) IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 19:31:35 WS CONVENTION HALL / MUSIC WE ARE FAMILY / PANS DANCING AND CLAPPING 19:33:46 **WS convention hall -- 2 podiums... announcer giving instructions for photo -- "look at digital clock, do not move" 19:35:12 "hold still" nats 19:35:39 chanting "President Kerry, President Kerry"*** 19:36:13 music "dancing in the streets" // pans crowd dancing and clapping 19:39:45 soundbite -- JFK -- "torch has been passed to a new generations of Americans ... unwilling to witness or permit a slow undoing of the human rights to which this nation has always been committed." 19:41:03 film clip -- McAuliffe, Richardson, debt free, needed to prepare party for 21st century and did it, Hillary Clinton bite about technology, new voter database, Daschle about McAuliffe's leadership; rural and women's vote; Hillary Clinton bite; voting rights institute; debates in spanish for 1st time ever; first spanish response to state of the union, b-roll kerry with kids in school; Jerry bite -- never more poised to win a vistory; gephart: most important election of our lifetime 19:43:59 clip ends 19:44:05 intro Terry McAuliffe ***WS 2 podiums** 19:44:27 McAuliffe walks to podium, waves to crowd 19:44:43 MS McAuliffe: thank you, my fellow dems, stand up, stomp your feet, our march to victory begins tonight 19:45:12 george bush (pause) george bush promised that he would be a uniter, not a divider. let me ask you, are the dems united? are we energized? are we ready to win? 19:45:40 4 years ago, we gathered in LA, America was enjoying the greatest period of peace and prosperity we had ever known ... it had taken hard work and tough decisions to get america back on track, but we did it 19:46:23 americans agreed... voted for al gore in record numbers .. he had more votes than george bush and dick cheney 19:46:49 if only we had gotten 1 more vote on the supreme court... 4 years later, the results of this administrations policy's are clear for all to see .. largest deficuts, no administration since the great depression has a worse record when it comes to creating jobs... we can do better! 19:47:36 i'm here to tell you, you're dem party is in the best shape that it's ever been in, we are ready for this election, we are equipped, we are primed, and we are going to win 19:48:00 when i was honored to be elected chairman of this great party in 2001, i promised you we would reviatalize, energize... and i am here to tell you mission accomplished 19:48:33 everyday more americans are going to democrats.org to share their ideas and help us spread the work... new headquarters built with cash not loans, that's what i call real fiscal responsiblity 19:49:07 new voting rights institutue b/c every american counts, every vote counts, and we will never again allow discrimination to occur at the ballot box... expanded grassroots, younger voters 19:49:45 today we've built a new democratic party up and down the ballot 19:49:57 a party ready for this election... we're a party united and ready to lead 19:50:08 personally thank the 10 great candidates who ran for president and the dem nomination this year, and i wanna thank everyone who supported them... thank you for uniting around the common goal that we share to bring new leadership to the whit house 19:50:52 kerry is a real american hero. he volunteered to serve on the front lines of vietnam and risked his life to save those under his command... and when he came home he lent his voice to those we have forgotten 19:51:29 edwards story is the story of the american dream.. the mill workers son who got a good education and devoted his life to standing up for those who needed help... edwards and kerry have a plan for rising incomes, greater opportunities for all, health care for all, winning the war on terror 19:52:23 all this is possible with your passion, your energy, and your hard work ... less than 100 days to go until kerry and edwards give this country the greatest administration this country has ever seen ... reps will spend hundreds of millions to blanket our airwaves with weapons of mass destruction... do not stop, do not rest for next 100 days until we put people back in charge of america 19:53:42 ws pan crowd // music "mother, mother" 20:00:07 music and DNC logo -- beginning of national TV coverage 20:00:34 WS convention 2-podiums*** 20:00:47 Bill Richardson walks to podium 20:01:00 Richardson: hereby call the 44th DNC to order, delegates take seats 20:01:30 while we in this hall are here in boston, inclusion in our party and our convention is nationwide. tonight we are being joined live by americans in canton, oh... milwaukee, wi... los angeles, ca... little rock, arkansas (shots of people in cities as the city name is called) 20:02:24 will everyone please rise and welcome 4-time grammy winner Bebe Winans to sing national anthem 20:02:52 Bebe Winans sings national anthem 20:06:13 Richardson: the last time our party met in convention ... we put forward a candidate whome i served with in the house of rep... and who i am proud to call a friend.. a man who was ready to build on the 8 years of peace, prosperity, and progress that he helped to create... protector of environment, visionary, fighter for all those who never felt that they had anyone in their corner, respected around the world as a statesman 20:07:41 the last time he stood before our convention, our party embraced him, and he in turn embraced tipper 20:08:02 honor to introduce you to the man more people chose to be president in 2000.... Al Gore 20:08:21 WS Al gore walking to podium, shaking Richardson's hand 20:08:42 WS gore walking around stage, waving to crowd 20:09:40 MS Gore: i'm gonna be candid with you... i had hoped to be back running for re-election.. but you know the old saying you win some, you lose some, then there's that little known 3rd category... but i didn't come here to talk about past 20:10:29 america is a land of opportuinty where every little boy or girl has the chance to grow up and win the popular vote 20:10:47 grateful for honor to be nominee for president 4 years ago, and for all you did for me and our country... thank american people for privlege of serving as VP.. thank family, children, especially beloved partner Tipper 20:11:27 crowd cheers for Tipper 20:11:34 MS Gore: I love this country deeply. wasn't bebe winans great? ... i love this country deeply... i do think it's worth pausing to take note of 2 very important lessons from 2 years ago.. 1, take it from me, every vote counts 20:12:26 power is yours, don't let anyone take it away from you.. this time, let's make sure every vote counts. let's make sure that this time the supreme court does not pick the next president, and let's make sure that this president does not pick the next supreme court 20:13:05 2nd lesson, what happens in a presidential election matters a lot.. our country faces deep challenges.. not dem or rep, challenges we must all overcome together 20:13:46 it is in that spirit that i ask those watching at home who supported bush 4 years ago, did you really get what you voted for? ... has promise of compassionate conservatism been fulfilled or do those words ring hollow? 20:14:29 i know about bad economy, i was the first one laid off. *** 20:14:41 new jobs being created, but not as good as the jobs people have lost... real solutions require us to transcend paritisanship 20:15:05 i also ask tonight for the consideration and help... do you still believe that tehre was no difference between the candidates? ... troubled by civil liberties being eroded, environment.... no challenge is more critical than iraq 20:15:52 isn't is now abundantly obvious that the way this war has been managed by the adminsitration has gotten us into trouble... wouldn't we be better off with a new president who has not burned bridges around the world? 20:16:31 we have to be crystal clear about the threat we face from terrorism... but shouldn't we focus on real threat of al qaeda?... wouldn't we be better off without a president who tries to confuse the real threat with iraq? 20:17:18 i believe we need new leadership that is both strong and wise, and we can have new leadership b/c one of our greatest strengths as a democracy is that when we are headed in teh wrong direction, we can chang the course... we can hold our leaders accountable even if they never admit their mistakes.. 20:18:25 kerry and i elected to senate on same day.. he is a friend who will stand by you, word is bond, deep patriotism, devoted life to making america a better place for all of us, courage in vietnam and on senate floor... best environmental record 20:19:08 never shied away from fight, never afriad to take on difficult issues that no one else wanted to, like deficut redution... he has courage, integrity, and leadership to be a truly great president 20:19:55 he showed wisdom in very first decision when he picked edwards. kerry and edwards are fighting for us and all americans. and we have to fight for them... volunteer, register voters, donate, make your vote count 20:20:47 to those who felt disappointed or angry with outcome of 2000, remember thos feelings and focus them fully on putting kerry and edwards in the white house so we can have new direction, a new day, a brighter future, what this country and our people deserve.**** 20:21:40 my heart is full tonight, I thank you for all the love you've shown to tipper and me 20:21:53 thank the man who asked me to join him on the ticket 12 years ago, my friend and my partner for 8 years, president bill clinton 20:22:22 will never forget that convention and that campaign.. believing america could be reborn.. and it was and so it shall be again 20:22:51 ***********Tipper Kiss********** 20:23:12 Gore and Tipper waving together 20:23:43 music // Kerry/Real Deal to tune of rolling on the river 20:27:05 Bill Raight / Canton, OH/ Steel worker / our community has been decimated by job losses ... no one in washington is listening... human price for job losses is being paid by working men and women... only way to change that is to support the kerry/edwards ticket.. will give us a seat at the table... it's not just about profits, it's about people... it's a goverment by the people for the people and not for the corportations... if our jobs are being sold to the lowest bidder, it's time we changed the auctioneer. 20:29:02 WS Fleet center.. 2 podiums visable 20:29:23 intro glenn close -- she walks to podium 20:29:43 MS Close: Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote nature never repeats herself, and the possiblities found in one human soul will never be found in another 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 20:56:58 END OF TAPE
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
COVERAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (DNC) IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 19:31:35 WS CONVENTION HALL / MUSIC WE ARE FAMILY / PANS DANCING AND CLAPPING 19:33:46 **WS convention hall -- 2 podiums... announcer giving instructions for photo -- "look at digital clock, do not move" 19:35:12 "hold still" nats 19:35:39 chanting "President Kerry, President Kerry"*** 19:36:13 music "dancing in the streets" // pans crowd dancing and clapping 19:39:45 soundbite -- JFK -- "torch has been passed to a new generations of Americans ... unwilling to witness or permit a slow undoing of the human rights to which this nation has always been committed." 19:41:03 film clip -- McAuliffe, Richardson, debt free, needed to prepare party for 21st century and did it, Hillary Clinton bite about technology, new voter database, Daschle about McAuliffe's leadership; rural and women's vote; Hillary Clinton bite; voting rights institute; debates in spanish for 1st time ever; first spanish response to state of the union, b-roll kerry with kids in school; Jerry bite -- never more poised to win a vistory; gephart: most important election of our lifetime 19:43:59 clip ends 19:44:05 intro Terry McAuliffe ***WS 2 podiums** 19:44:27 McAuliffe walks to podium, waves to crowd 19:44:43 MS McAuliffe: thank you, my fellow dems, stand up, stomp your feet, our march to victory begins tonight 19:45:12 george bush (pause) george bush promised that he would be a uniter, not a divider. let me ask you, are the dems united? are we energized? are we ready to win? 19:45:40 4 years ago, we gathered in LA, America was enjoying the greatest period of peace and prosperity we had ever known ... it had taken hard work and tough decisions to get america back on track, but we did it 19:46:23 americans agreed... voted for al gore in record numbers .. he had more votes than george bush and dick cheney 19:46:49 if only we had gotten 1 more vote on the supreme court... 4 years later, the results of this administrations policy's are clear for all to see .. largest deficuts, no administration since the great depression has a worse record when it comes to creating jobs... we can do better! 19:47:36 i'm here to tell you, you're dem party is in the best shape that it's ever been in, we are ready for this election, we are equipped, we are primed, and we are going to win 19:48:00 when i was honored to be elected chairman of this great party in 2001, i promised you we would reviatalize, energize... and i am here to tell you mission accomplished 19:48:33 everyday more americans are going to democrats.org to share their ideas and help us spread the work... new headquarters built with cash not loans, that's what i call real fiscal responsiblity 19:49:07 new voting rights institutue b/c every american counts, every vote counts, and we will never again allow discrimination to occur at the ballot box... expanded grassroots, younger voters 19:49:45 today we've built a new democratic party up and down the ballot 19:49:57 a party ready for this election... we're a party united and ready to lead 19:50:08 personally thank the 10 great candidates who ran for president and the dem nomination this year, and i wanna thank everyone who supported them... thank you for uniting around the common goal that we share to bring new leadership to the whit house 19:50:52 kerry is a real american hero. he volunteered to serve on the front lines of vietnam and risked his life to save those under his command... and when he came home he lent his voice to those we have forgotten 19:51:29 edwards story is the story of the american dream.. the mill workers son who got a good education and devoted his life to standing up for those who needed help... edwards and kerry have a plan for rising incomes, greater opportunities for all, health care for all, winning the war on terror 19:52:23 all this is possible with your passion, your energy, and your hard work ... less than 100 days to go until kerry and edwards give this country the greatest administration this country has ever seen ... reps will spend hundreds of millions to blanket our airwaves with weapons of mass destruction... do not stop, do not rest for next 100 days until we put people back in charge of america 19:53:42 ws pan crowd // music "mother, mother" 20:00:07 music and DNC logo -- beginning of national TV coverage 20:00:34 WS convention 2-podiums*** 20:00:47 Bill Richardson walks to podium 20:01:00 Richardson: hereby call the 44th DNC to order, delegates take seats 20:01:30 while we in this hall are here in boston, inclusion in our party and our convention is nationwide. tonight we are being joined live by americans in canton, oh... milwaukee, wi... los angeles, ca... little rock, arkansas (shots of people in cities as the city name is called) 20:02:24 will everyone please rise and welcome 4-time grammy winner Bebe Winans to sing national anthem 20:02:52 Bebe Winans sings national anthem 20:06:13 Richardson: the last time our party met in convention ... we put forward a candidate whome i served with in the house of rep... and who i am proud to call a friend.. a man who was ready to build on the 8 years of peace, prosperity, and progress that he helped to create... protector of environment, visionary, fighter for all those who never felt that they had anyone in their corner, respected around the world as a statesman 20:07:41 the last time he stood before our convention, our party embraced him, and he in turn embraced tipper 20:08:02 honor to introduce you to the man more people chose to be president in 2000.... Al Gore 20:08:21 WS Al gore walking to podium, shaking Richardson's hand 20:08:42 WS gore walking around stage, waving to crowd 20:09:40 MS Gore: i'm gonna be candid with you... i had hoped to be back running for re-election.. but you know the old saying you win some, you lose some, then there's that little known 3rd category... but i didn't come here to talk about past 20:10:29 america is a land of opportuinty where every little boy or girl has the chance to grow up and win the popular vote 20:10:47 grateful for honor to be nominee for president 4 years ago, and for all you did for me and our country... thank american people for privlege of serving as VP.. thank family, children, especially beloved partner Tipper 20:11:27 crowd cheers for Tipper 20:11:34 MS Gore: I love this country deeply. wasn't bebe winans great? ... i love this country deeply... i do think it's worth pausing to take note of 2 very important lessons from 2 years ago.. 1, take it from me, every vote counts 20:12:26 power is yours, don't let anyone take it away from you.. this time, let's make sure every vote counts. let's make sure that this time the supreme court does not pick the next president, and let's make sure that this president does not pick the next supreme court 20:13:05 2nd lesson, what happens in a presidential election matters a lot.. our country faces deep challenges.. not dem or rep, challenges we must all overcome together 20:13:46 it is in that spirit that i ask those watching at home who supported bush 4 years ago, did you really get what you voted for? ... has promise of compassionate conservatism been fulfilled or do those words ring hollow? 20:14:29 i know about bad economy, i was the first one laid off. *** 20:14:41 new jobs being created, but not as good as the jobs people have lost... real solutions require us to transcend paritisanship 20:15:05 i also ask tonight for the consideration and help... do you still believe that tehre was no difference between the candidates? ... troubled by civil liberties being eroded, environment.... no challenge is more critical than iraq 20:15:52 isn't is now abundantly obvious that the way this war has been managed by the adminsitration has gotten us into trouble... wouldn't we be better off with a new president who has not burned bridges around the world? 20:16:31 we have to be crystal clear about the threat we face from terrorism... but shouldn't we focus on real threat of al qaeda?... wouldn't we be better off without a president who tries to confuse the real threat with iraq? 20:17:18 i believe we need new leadership that is both strong and wise, and we can have new leadership b/c one of our greatest strengths as a democracy is that when we are headed in teh wrong direction, we can chang the course... we can hold our leaders accountable even if they never admit their mistakes.. 20:18:25 kerry and i elected to senate on same day.. he is a friend who will stand by you, word is bond, deep patriotism, devoted life to making america a better place for all of us, courage in vietnam and on senate floor... best environmental record 20:19:08 never shied away from fight, never afriad to take on difficult issues that no one else wanted to, like deficut redution... he has courage, integrity, and leadership to be a truly great president 20:19:55 he showed wisdom in very first decision when he picked edwards. kerry and edwards are fighting for us and all americans. and we have to fight for them... volunteer, register voters, donate, make your vote count 20:20:47 to those who felt disappointed or angry with outcome of 2000, remember thos feelings and focus them fully on putting kerry and edwards in the white house so we can have new direction, a new day, a brighter future, what this country and our people deserve.**** 20:21:40 my heart is full tonight, I thank you for all the love you've shown to tipper and me 20:21:53 thank the man who asked me to join him on the ticket 12 years ago, my friend and my partner for 8 years, president bill clinton 20:22:22 will never forget that convention and that campaign.. believing america could be reborn.. and it was and so it shall be again 20:22:51 ***********Tipper Kiss********** 20:23:12 Gore and Tipper waving together 20:23:43 music // Kerry/Real Deal to tune of rolling on the river 20:27:05 Bill Raight / Canton, OH/ Steel worker / our community has been decimated by job losses ... no one in washington is listening... human price for job losses is being paid by working men and women... only way to change that is to support the kerry/edwards ticket.. will give us a seat at the table... it's not just about profits, it's about people... it's a goverment by the people for the people and not for the corportations... if our jobs are being sold to the lowest bidder, it's time we changed the auctioneer. 20:29:02 WS Fleet center.. 2 podiums visable 20:29:23 intro glenn close -- she walks to podium 20:29:43 MS Close: Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote nature never repeats herself, and the possiblities found in one human soul will never be found in another 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 20:56:58 END OF TAPE
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
COVERAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (DNC) IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 19:31:35 WS CONVENTION HALL / MUSIC WE ARE FAMILY / PANS DANCING AND CLAPPING 19:33:46 **WS convention hall -- 2 podiums... announcer giving instructions for photo -- "look at digital clock, do not move" 19:35:12 "hold still" nats 19:35:39 chanting "President Kerry, President Kerry"*** 19:36:13 music "dancing in the streets" // pans crowd dancing and clapping 19:39:45 soundbite -- JFK -- "torch has been passed to a new generations of Americans ... unwilling to witness or permit a slow undoing of the human rights to which this nation has always been committed." 19:41:03 film clip -- McAuliffe, Richardson, debt free, needed to prepare party for 21st century and did it, Hillary Clinton bite about technology, new voter database, Daschle about McAuliffe's leadership; rural and women's vote; Hillary Clinton bite; voting rights institute; debates in spanish for 1st time ever; first spanish response to state of the union, b-roll kerry with kids in school; Jerry bite -- never more poised to win a vistory; gephart: most important election of our lifetime 19:43:59 clip ends 19:44:05 intro Terry McAuliffe ***WS 2 podiums** 19:44:27 McAuliffe walks to podium, waves to crowd 19:44:43 MS McAuliffe: thank you, my fellow dems, stand up, stomp your feet, our march to victory begins tonight 19:45:12 george bush (pause) george bush promised that he would be a uniter, not a divider. let me ask you, are the dems united? are we energized? are we ready to win? 19:45:40 4 years ago, we gathered in LA, America was enjoying the greatest period of peace and prosperity we had ever known ... it had taken hard work and tough decisions to get america back on track, but we did it 19:46:23 americans agreed... voted for al gore in record numbers .. he had more votes than george bush and dick cheney 19:46:49 if only we had gotten 1 more vote on the supreme court... 4 years later, the results of this administrations policy's are clear for all to see .. largest deficuts, no administration since the great depression has a worse record when it comes to creating jobs... we can do better! 19:47:36 i'm here to tell you, you're dem party is in the best shape that it's ever been in, we are ready for this election, we are equipped, we are primed, and we are going to win 19:48:00 when i was honored to be elected chairman of this great party in 2001, i promised you we would reviatalize, energize... and i am here to tell you mission accomplished 19:48:33 everyday more americans are going to democrats.org to share their ideas and help us spread the work... new headquarters built with cash not loans, that's what i call real fiscal responsiblity 19:49:07 new voting rights institutue b/c every american counts, every vote counts, and we will never again allow discrimination to occur at the ballot box... expanded grassroots, younger voters 19:49:45 today we've built a new democratic party up and down the ballot 19:49:57 a party ready for this election... we're a party united and ready to lead 19:50:08 personally thank the 10 great candidates who ran for president and the dem nomination this year, and i wanna thank everyone who supported them... thank you for uniting around the common goal that we share to bring new leadership to the whit house 19:50:52 kerry is a real american hero. he volunteered to serve on the front lines of vietnam and risked his life to save those under his command... and when he came home he lent his voice to those we have forgotten 19:51:29 edwards story is the story of the american dream.. the mill workers son who got a good education and devoted his life to standing up for those who needed help... edwards and kerry have a plan for rising incomes, greater opportunities for all, health care for all, winning the war on terror 19:52:23 all this is possible with your passion, your energy, and your hard work ... less than 100 days to go until kerry and edwards give this country the greatest administration this country has ever seen ... reps will spend hundreds of millions to blanket our airwaves with weapons of mass destruction... do not stop, do not rest for next 100 days until we put people back in charge of america 19:53:42 ws pan crowd // music "mother, mother" 20:00:07 music and DNC logo -- beginning of national TV coverage 20:00:34 WS convention 2-podiums*** 20:00:47 Bill Richardson walks to podium 20:01:00 Richardson: hereby call the 44th DNC to order, delegates take seats 20:01:30 while we in this hall are here in boston, inclusion in our party and our convention is nationwide. tonight we are being joined live by americans in canton, oh... milwaukee, wi... los angeles, ca... little rock, arkansas (shots of people in cities as the city name is called) 20:02:24 will everyone please rise and welcome 4-time grammy winner Bebe Winans to sing national anthem 20:02:52 Bebe Winans sings national anthem 20:06:13 Richardson: the last time our party met in convention ... we put forward a candidate whome i served with in the house of rep... and who i am proud to call a friend.. a man who was ready to build on the 8 years of peace, prosperity, and progress that he helped to create... protector of environment, visionary, fighter for all those who never felt that they had anyone in their corner, respected around the world as a statesman 20:07:41 the last time he stood before our convention, our party embraced him, and he in turn embraced tipper 20:08:02 honor to introduce you to the man more people chose to be president in 2000.... Al Gore 20:08:21 WS Al gore walking to podium, shaking Richardson's hand 20:08:42 WS gore walking around stage, waving to crowd 20:09:40 MS Gore: i'm gonna be candid with you... i had hoped to be back running for re-election.. but you know the old saying you win some, you lose some, then there's that little known 3rd category... but i didn't come here to talk about past 20:10:29 america is a land of opportuinty where every little boy or girl has the chance to grow up and win the popular vote 20:10:47 grateful for honor to be nominee for president 4 years ago, and for all you did for me and our country... thank american people for privlege of serving as VP.. thank family, children, especially beloved partner Tipper 20:11:27 crowd cheers for Tipper 20:11:34 MS Gore: I love this country deeply. wasn't bebe winans great? ... i love this country deeply... i do think it's worth pausing to take note of 2 very important lessons from 2 years ago.. 1, take it from me, every vote counts 20:12:26 power is yours, don't let anyone take it away from you.. this time, let's make sure every vote counts. let's make sure that this time the supreme court does not pick the next president, and let's make sure that this president does not pick the next supreme court 20:13:05 2nd lesson, what happens in a presidential election matters a lot.. our country faces deep challenges.. not dem or rep, challenges we must all overcome together 20:13:46 it is in that spirit that i ask those watching at home who supported bush 4 years ago, did you really get what you voted for? ... has promise of compassionate conservatism been fulfilled or do those words ring hollow? 20:14:29 i know about bad economy, i was the first one laid off. *** 20:14:41 new jobs being created, but not as good as the jobs people have lost... real solutions require us to transcend paritisanship 20:15:05 i also ask tonight for the consideration and help... do you still believe that tehre was no difference between the candidates? ... troubled by civil liberties being eroded, environment.... no challenge is more critical than iraq 20:15:52 isn't is now abundantly obvious that the way this war has been managed by the adminsitration has gotten us into trouble... wouldn't we be better off with a new president who has not burned bridges around the world? 20:16:31 we have to be crystal clear about the threat we face from terrorism... but shouldn't we focus on real threat of al qaeda?... wouldn't we be better off without a president who tries to confuse the real threat with iraq? 20:17:18 i believe we need new leadership that is both strong and wise, and we can have new leadership b/c one of our greatest strengths as a democracy is that when we are headed in teh wrong direction, we can chang the course... we can hold our leaders accountable even if they never admit their mistakes.. 20:18:25 kerry and i elected to senate on same day.. he is a friend who will stand by you, word is bond, deep patriotism, devoted life to making america a better place for all of us, courage in vietnam and on senate floor... best environmental record 20:19:08 never shied away from fight, never afriad to take on difficult issues that no one else wanted to, like deficut redution... he has courage, integrity, and leadership to be a truly great president 20:19:55 he showed wisdom in very first decision when he picked edwards. kerry and edwards are fighting for us and all americans. and we have to fight for them... volunteer, register voters, donate, make your vote count 20:20:47 to those who felt disappointed or angry with outcome of 2000, remember thos feelings and focus them fully on putting kerry and edwards in the white house so we can have new direction, a new day, a brighter future, what this country and our people deserve.**** 20:21:40 my heart is full tonight, I thank you for all the love you've shown to tipper and me 20:21:53 thank the man who asked me to join him on the ticket 12 years ago, my friend and my partner for 8 years, president bill clinton 20:22:22 will never forget that convention and that campaign.. believing america could be reborn.. and it was and so it shall be again 20:22:51 ***********Tipper Kiss********** 20:23:12 Gore and Tipper waving together 20:23:43 music // Kerry/Real Deal to tune of rolling on the river 20:27:05 Bill Raight / Canton, OH/ Steel worker / our community has been decimated by job losses ... no one in washington is listening... human price for job losses is being paid by working men and women... only way to change that is to support the kerry/edwards ticket.. will give us a seat at the table... it's not just about profits, it's about people... it's a goverment by the people for the people and not for the corportations... if our jobs are being sold to the lowest bidder, it's time we changed the auctioneer. 20:29:02 WS Fleet center.. 2 podiums visable 20:29:23 intro glenn close -- she walks to podium 20:29:43 MS Close: Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote nature never repeats herself, and the possiblities found in one human soul will never be found in another 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 20:56:58 END OF TAPE
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
COVERAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (DNC) IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 19:31:35 WS CONVENTION HALL / MUSIC WE ARE FAMILY / PANS DANCING AND CLAPPING 19:33:46 **WS convention hall -- 2 podiums... announcer giving instructions for photo -- "look at digital clock, do not move" 19:35:12 "hold still" nats 19:35:39 chanting "President Kerry, President Kerry"*** 19:36:13 music "dancing in the streets" // pans crowd dancing and clapping 19:39:45 soundbite -- JFK -- "torch has been passed to a new generations of Americans ... unwilling to witness or permit a slow undoing of the human rights to which this nation has always been committed." 19:41:03 film clip -- McAuliffe, Richardson, debt free, needed to prepare party for 21st century and did it, Hillary Clinton bite about technology, new voter database, Daschle about McAuliffe's leadership; rural and women's vote; Hillary Clinton bite; voting rights institute; debates in spanish for 1st time ever; first spanish response to state of the union, b-roll kerry with kids in school; Jerry bite -- never more poised to win a vistory; gephart: most important election of our lifetime 19:43:59 clip ends 19:44:05 intro Terry McAuliffe ***WS 2 podiums** 19:44:27 McAuliffe walks to podium, waves to crowd 19:44:43 MS McAuliffe: thank you, my fellow dems, stand up, stomp your feet, our march to victory begins tonight 19:45:12 george bush (pause) george bush promised that he would be a uniter, not a divider. let me ask you, are the dems united? are we energized? are we ready to win? 19:45:40 4 years ago, we gathered in LA, America was enjoying the greatest period of peace and prosperity we had ever known ... it had taken hard work and tough decisions to get america back on track, but we did it 19:46:23 americans agreed... voted for al gore in record numbers .. he had more votes than george bush and dick cheney 19:46:49 if only we had gotten 1 more vote on the supreme court... 4 years later, the results of this administrations policy's are clear for all to see .. largest deficuts, no administration since the great depression has a worse record when it comes to creating jobs... we can do better! 19:47:36 i'm here to tell you, you're dem party is in the best shape that it's ever been in, we are ready for this election, we are equipped, we are primed, and we are going to win 19:48:00 when i was honored to be elected chairman of this great party in 2001, i promised you we would reviatalize, energize... and i am here to tell you mission accomplished 19:48:33 everyday more americans are going to democrats.org to share their ideas and help us spread the work... new headquarters built with cash not loans, that's what i call real fiscal responsiblity 19:49:07 new voting rights institutue b/c every american counts, every vote counts, and we will never again allow discrimination to occur at the ballot box... expanded grassroots, younger voters 19:49:45 today we've built a new democratic party up and down the ballot 19:49:57 a party ready for this election... we're a party united and ready to lead 19:50:08 personally thank the 10 great candidates who ran for president and the dem nomination this year, and i wanna thank everyone who supported them... thank you for uniting around the common goal that we share to bring new leadership to the whit house 19:50:52 kerry is a real american hero. he volunteered to serve on the front lines of vietnam and risked his life to save those under his command... and when he came home he lent his voice to those we have forgotten 19:51:29 edwards story is the story of the american dream.. the mill workers son who got a good education and devoted his life to standing up for those who needed help... edwards and kerry have a plan for rising incomes, greater opportunities for all, health care for all, winning the war on terror 19:52:23 all this is possible with your passion, your energy, and your hard work ... less than 100 days to go until kerry and edwards give this country the greatest administration this country has ever seen ... reps will spend hundreds of millions to blanket our airwaves with weapons of mass destruction... do not stop, do not rest for next 100 days until we put people back in charge of america 19:53:42 ws pan crowd // music "mother, mother" 20:00:07 music and DNC logo -- beginning of national TV coverage 20:00:34 WS convention 2-podiums*** 20:00:47 Bill Richardson walks to podium 20:01:00 Richardson: hereby call the 44th DNC to order, delegates take seats 20:01:30 while we in this hall are here in boston, inclusion in our party and our convention is nationwide. tonight we are being joined live by americans in canton, oh... milwaukee, wi... los angeles, ca... little rock, arkansas (shots of people in cities as the city name is called) 20:02:24 will everyone please rise and welcome 4-time grammy winner Bebe Winans to sing national anthem 20:02:52 Bebe Winans sings national anthem 20:06:13 Richardson: the last time our party met in convention ... we put forward a candidate whome i served with in the house of rep... and who i am proud to call a friend.. a man who was ready to build on the 8 years of peace, prosperity, and progress that he helped to create... protector of environment, visionary, fighter for all those who never felt that they had anyone in their corner, respected around the world as a statesman 20:07:41 the last time he stood before our convention, our party embraced him, and he in turn embraced tipper 20:08:02 honor to introduce you to the man more people chose to be president in 2000.... Al Gore 20:08:21 WS Al gore walking to podium, shaking Richardson's hand 20:08:42 WS gore walking around stage, waving to crowd 20:09:40 MS Gore: i'm gonna be candid with you... i had hoped to be back running for re-election.. but you know the old saying you win some, you lose some, then there's that little known 3rd category... but i didn't come here to talk about past 20:10:29 america is a land of opportuinty where every little boy or girl has the chance to grow up and win the popular vote 20:10:47 grateful for honor to be nominee for president 4 years ago, and for all you did for me and our country... thank american people for privlege of serving as VP.. thank family, children, especially beloved partner Tipper 20:11:27 crowd cheers for Tipper 20:11:34 MS Gore: I love this country deeply. wasn't bebe winans great? ... i love this country deeply... i do think it's worth pausing to take note of 2 very important lessons from 2 years ago.. 1, take it from me, every vote counts 20:12:26 power is yours, don't let anyone take it away from you.. this time, let's make sure every vote counts. let's make sure that this time the supreme court does not pick the next president, and let's make sure that this president does not pick the next supreme court 20:13:05 2nd lesson, what happens in a presidential election matters a lot.. our country faces deep challenges.. not dem or rep, challenges we must all overcome together 20:13:46 it is in that spirit that i ask those watching at home who supported bush 4 years ago, did you really get what you voted for? ... has promise of compassionate conservatism been fulfilled or do those words ring hollow? 20:14:29 i know about bad economy, i was the first one laid off. *** 20:14:41 new jobs being created, but not as good as the jobs people have lost... real solutions require us to transcend paritisanship 20:15:05 i also ask tonight for the consideration and help... do you still believe that tehre was no difference between the candidates? ... troubled by civil liberties being eroded, environment.... no challenge is more critical than iraq 20:15:52 isn't is now abundantly obvious that the way this war has been managed by the adminsitration has gotten us into trouble... wouldn't we be better off with a new president who has not burned bridges around the world? 20:16:31 we have to be crystal clear about the threat we face from terrorism... but shouldn't we focus on real threat of al qaeda?... wouldn't we be better off without a president who tries to confuse the real threat with iraq? 20:17:18 i believe we need new leadership that is both strong and wise, and we can have new leadership b/c one of our greatest strengths as a democracy is that when we are headed in teh wrong direction, we can chang the course... we can hold our leaders accountable even if they never admit their mistakes.. 20:18:25 kerry and i elected to senate on same day.. he is a friend who will stand by you, word is bond, deep patriotism, devoted life to making america a better place for all of us, courage in vietnam and on senate floor... best environmental record 20:19:08 never shied away from fight, never afriad to take on difficult issues that no one else wanted to, like deficut redution... he has courage, integrity, and leadership to be a truly great president 20:19:55 he showed wisdom in very first decision when he picked edwards. kerry and edwards are fighting for us and all americans. and we have to fight for them... volunteer, register voters, donate, make your vote count 20:20:47 to those who felt disappointed or angry with outcome of 2000, remember thos feelings and focus them fully on putting kerry and edwards in the white house so we can have new direction, a new day, a brighter future, what this country and our people deserve.**** 20:21:40 my heart is full tonight, I thank you for all the love you've shown to tipper and me 20:21:53 thank the man who asked me to join him on the ticket 12 years ago, my friend and my partner for 8 years, president bill clinton 20:22:22 will never forget that convention and that campaign.. believing america could be reborn.. and it was and so it shall be again 20:22:51 ***********Tipper Kiss********** 20:23:12 Gore and Tipper waving together 20:23:43 music // Kerry/Real Deal to tune of rolling on the river 20:27:05 Bill Raight / Canton, OH/ Steel worker / our community has been decimated by job losses ... no one in washington is listening... human price for job losses is being paid by working men and women... only way to change that is to support the kerry/edwards ticket.. will give us a seat at the table... it's not just about profits, it's about people... it's a goverment by the people for the people and not for the corportations... if our jobs are being sold to the lowest bidder, it's time we changed the auctioneer. 20:29:02 WS Fleet center.. 2 podiums visable 20:29:23 intro glenn close -- she walks to podium 20:29:43 MS Close: Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote nature never repeats herself, and the possiblities found in one human soul will never be found in another 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 20:56:58 END OF TAPE
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
COVERAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (DNC) IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 19:31:35 WS CONVENTION HALL / MUSIC WE ARE FAMILY / PANS DANCING AND CLAPPING 19:33:46 **WS convention hall -- 2 podiums... announcer giving instructions for photo -- "look at digital clock, do not move" 19:35:12 "hold still" nats 19:35:39 chanting "President Kerry, President Kerry"*** 19:36:13 music "dancing in the streets" // pans crowd dancing and clapping 19:39:45 soundbite -- JFK -- "torch has been passed to a new generations of Americans ... unwilling to witness or permit a slow undoing of the human rights to which this nation has always been committed." 19:41:03 film clip -- McAuliffe, Richardson, debt free, needed to prepare party for 21st century and did it, Hillary Clinton bite about technology, new voter database, Daschle about McAuliffe's leadership; rural and women's vote; Hillary Clinton bite; voting rights institute; debates in spanish for 1st time ever; first spanish response to state of the union, b-roll kerry with kids in school; Jerry bite -- never more poised to win a vistory; gephart: most important election of our lifetime 19:43:59 clip ends 19:44:05 intro Terry McAuliffe ***WS 2 podiums** 19:44:27 McAuliffe walks to podium, waves to crowd 19:44:43 MS McAuliffe: thank you, my fellow dems, stand up, stomp your feet, our march to victory begins tonight 19:45:12 george bush (pause) george bush promised that he would be a uniter, not a divider. let me ask you, are the dems united? are we energized? are we ready to win? 19:45:40 4 years ago, we gathered in LA, America was enjoying the greatest period of peace and prosperity we had ever known ... it had taken hard work and tough decisions to get america back on track, but we did it 19:46:23 americans agreed... voted for al gore in record numbers .. he had more votes than george bush and dick cheney 19:46:49 if only we had gotten 1 more vote on the supreme court... 4 years later, the results of this administrations policy's are clear for all to see .. largest deficuts, no administration since the great depression has a worse record when it comes to creating jobs... we can do better! 19:47:36 i'm here to tell you, you're dem party is in the best shape that it's ever been in, we are ready for this election, we are equipped, we are primed, and we are going to win 19:48:00 when i was honored to be elected chairman of this great party in 2001, i promised you we would reviatalize, energize... and i am here to tell you mission accomplished 19:48:33 everyday more americans are going to democrats.org to share their ideas and help us spread the work... new headquarters built with cash not loans, that's what i call real fiscal responsiblity 19:49:07 new voting rights institutue b/c every american counts, every vote counts, and we will never again allow discrimination to occur at the ballot box... expanded grassroots, younger voters 19:49:45 today we've built a new democratic party up and down the ballot 19:49:57 a party ready for this election... we're a party united and ready to lead 19:50:08 personally thank the 10 great candidates who ran for president and the dem nomination this year, and i wanna thank everyone who supported them... thank you for uniting around the common goal that we share to bring new leadership to the whit house 19:50:52 kerry is a real american hero. he volunteered to serve on the front lines of vietnam and risked his life to save those under his command... and when he came home he lent his voice to those we have forgotten 19:51:29 edwards story is the story of the american dream.. the mill workers son who got a good education and devoted his life to standing up for those who needed help... edwards and kerry have a plan for rising incomes, greater opportunities for all, health care for all, winning the war on terror 19:52:23 all this is possible with your passion, your energy, and your hard work ... less than 100 days to go until kerry and edwards give this country the greatest administration this country has ever seen ... reps will spend hundreds of millions to blanket our airwaves with weapons of mass destruction... do not stop, do not rest for next 100 days until we put people back in charge of america 19:53:42 ws pan crowd // music "mother, mother" 20:00:07 music and DNC logo -- beginning of national TV coverage 20:00:34 WS convention 2-podiums*** 20:00:47 Bill Richardson walks to podium 20:01:00 Richardson: hereby call the 44th DNC to order, delegates take seats 20:01:30 while we in this hall are here in boston, inclusion in our party and our convention is nationwide. tonight we are being joined live by americans in canton, oh... milwaukee, wi... los angeles, ca... little rock, arkansas (shots of people in cities as the city name is called) 20:02:24 will everyone please rise and welcome 4-time grammy winner Bebe Winans to sing national anthem 20:02:52 Bebe Winans sings national anthem 20:06:13 Richardson: the last time our party met in convention ... we put forward a candidate whome i served with in the house of rep... and who i am proud to call a friend.. a man who was ready to build on the 8 years of peace, prosperity, and progress that he helped to create... protector of environment, visionary, fighter for all those who never felt that they had anyone in their corner, respected around the world as a statesman 20:07:41 the last time he stood before our convention, our party embraced him, and he in turn embraced tipper 20:08:02 honor to introduce you to the man more people chose to be president in 2000.... Al Gore 20:08:21 WS Al gore walking to podium, shaking Richardson's hand 20:08:42 WS gore walking around stage, waving to crowd 20:09:40 MS Gore: i'm gonna be candid with you... i had hoped to be back running for re-election.. but you know the old saying you win some, you lose some, then there's that little known 3rd category... but i didn't come here to talk about past 20:10:29 america is a land of opportuinty where every little boy or girl has the chance to grow up and win the popular vote 20:10:47 grateful for honor to be nominee for president 4 years ago, and for all you did for me and our country... thank american people for privlege of serving as VP.. thank family, children, especially beloved partner Tipper 20:11:27 crowd cheers for Tipper 20:11:34 MS Gore: I love this country deeply. wasn't bebe winans great? ... i love this country deeply... i do think it's worth pausing to take note of 2 very important lessons from 2 years ago.. 1, take it from me, every vote counts 20:12:26 power is yours, don't let anyone take it away from you.. this time, let's make sure every vote counts. let's make sure that this time the supreme court does not pick the next president, and let's make sure that this president does not pick the next supreme court 20:13:05 2nd lesson, what happens in a presidential election matters a lot.. our country faces deep challenges.. not dem or rep, challenges we must all overcome together 20:13:46 it is in that spirit that i ask those watching at home who supported bush 4 years ago, did you really get what you voted for? ... has promise of compassionate conservatism been fulfilled or do those words ring hollow? 20:14:29 i know about bad economy, i was the first one laid off. *** 20:14:41 new jobs being created, but not as good as the jobs people have lost... real solutions require us to transcend paritisanship 20:15:05 i also ask tonight for the consideration and help... do you still believe that tehre was no difference between the candidates? ... troubled by civil liberties being eroded, environment.... no challenge is more critical than iraq 20:15:52 isn't is now abundantly obvious that the way this war has been managed by the adminsitration has gotten us into trouble... wouldn't we be better off with a new president who has not burned bridges around the world? 20:16:31 we have to be crystal clear about the threat we face from terrorism... but shouldn't we focus on real threat of al qaeda?... wouldn't we be better off without a president who tries to confuse the real threat with iraq? 20:17:18 i believe we need new leadership that is both strong and wise, and we can have new leadership b/c one of our greatest strengths as a democracy is that when we are headed in teh wrong direction, we can chang the course... we can hold our leaders accountable even if they never admit their mistakes.. 20:18:25 kerry and i elected to senate on same day.. he is a friend who will stand by you, word is bond, deep patriotism, devoted life to making america a better place for all of us, courage in vietnam and on senate floor... best environmental record 20:19:08 never shied away from fight, never afriad to take on difficult issues that no one else wanted to, like deficut redution... he has courage, integrity, and leadership to be a truly great president 20:19:55 he showed wisdom in very first decision when he picked edwards. kerry and edwards are fighting for us and all americans. and we have to fight for them... volunteer, register voters, donate, make your vote count 20:20:47 to those who felt disappointed or angry with outcome of 2000, remember thos feelings and focus them fully on putting kerry and edwards in the white house so we can have new direction, a new day, a brighter future, what this country and our people deserve.**** 20:21:40 my heart is full tonight, I thank you for all the love you've shown to tipper and me 20:21:53 thank the man who asked me to join him on the ticket 12 years ago, my friend and my partner for 8 years, president bill clinton 20:22:22 will never forget that convention and that campaign.. believing america could be reborn.. and it was and so it shall be again 20:22:51 ***********Tipper Kiss********** 20:23:12 Gore and Tipper waving together 20:23:43 music // Kerry/Real Deal to tune of rolling on the river 20:27:05 Bill Raight / Canton, OH/ Steel worker / our community has been decimated by job losses ... no one in washington is listening... human price for job losses is being paid by working men and women... only way to change that is to support the kerry/edwards ticket.. will give us a seat at the table... it's not just about profits, it's about people... it's a goverment by the people for the people and not for the corportations... if our jobs are being sold to the lowest bidder, it's time we changed the auctioneer. 20:29:02 WS Fleet center.. 2 podiums visable 20:29:23 intro glenn close -- she walks to podium 20:29:43 MS Close: Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote nature never repeats herself, and the possiblities found in one human soul will never be found in another 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 20:56:58 END OF TAPE
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
COVERAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (DNC) IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 19:31:35 WS CONVENTION HALL / MUSIC WE ARE FAMILY / PANS DANCING AND CLAPPING 19:33:46 **WS convention hall -- 2 podiums... announcer giving instructions for photo -- "look at digital clock, do not move" 19:35:12 "hold still" nats 19:35:39 chanting "President Kerry, President Kerry"*** 19:36:13 music "dancing in the streets" // pans crowd dancing and clapping 19:39:45 soundbite -- JFK -- "torch has been passed to a new generations of Americans ... unwilling to witness or permit a slow undoing of the human rights to which this nation has always been committed." 19:41:03 film clip -- McAuliffe, Richardson, debt free, needed to prepare party for 21st century and did it, Hillary Clinton bite about technology, new voter database, Daschle about McAuliffe's leadership; rural and women's vote; Hillary Clinton bite; voting rights institute; debates in spanish for 1st time ever; first spanish response to state of the union, b-roll kerry with kids in school; Jerry bite -- never more poised to win a vistory; gephart: most important election of our lifetime 19:43:59 clip ends 19:44:05 intro Terry McAuliffe ***WS 2 podiums** 19:44:27 McAuliffe walks to podium, waves to crowd 19:44:43 MS McAuliffe: thank you, my fellow dems, stand up, stomp your feet, our march to victory begins tonight 19:45:12 george bush (pause) george bush promised that he would be a uniter, not a divider. let me ask you, are the dems united? are we energized? are we ready to win? 19:45:40 4 years ago, we gathered in LA, America was enjoying the greatest period of peace and prosperity we had ever known ... it had taken hard work and tough decisions to get america back on track, but we did it 19:46:23 americans agreed... voted for al gore in record numbers .. he had more votes than george bush and dick cheney 19:46:49 if only we had gotten 1 more vote on the supreme court... 4 years later, the results of this administrations policy's are clear for all to see .. largest deficuts, no administration since the great depression has a worse record when it comes to creating jobs... we can do better! 19:47:36 i'm here to tell you, you're dem party is in the best shape that it's ever been in, we are ready for this election, we are equipped, we are primed, and we are going to win 19:48:00 when i was honored to be elected chairman of this great party in 2001, i promised you we would reviatalize, energize... and i am here to tell you mission accomplished 19:48:33 everyday more americans are going to democrats.org to share their ideas and help us spread the work... new headquarters built with cash not loans, that's what i call real fiscal responsiblity 19:49:07 new voting rights institutue b/c every american counts, every vote counts, and we will never again allow discrimination to occur at the ballot box... expanded grassroots, younger voters 19:49:45 today we've built a new democratic party up and down the ballot 19:49:57 a party ready for this election... we're a party united and ready to lead 19:50:08 personally thank the 10 great candidates who ran for president and the dem nomination this year, and i wanna thank everyone who supported them... thank you for uniting around the common goal that we share to bring new leadership to the whit house 19:50:52 kerry is a real american hero. he volunteered to serve on the front lines of vietnam and risked his life to save those under his command... and when he came home he lent his voice to those we have forgotten 19:51:29 edwards story is the story of the american dream.. the mill workers son who got a good education and devoted his life to standing up for those who needed help... edwards and kerry have a plan for rising incomes, greater opportunities for all, health care for all, winning the war on terror 19:52:23 all this is possible with your passion, your energy, and your hard work ... less than 100 days to go until kerry and edwards give this country the greatest administration this country has ever seen ... reps will spend hundreds of millions to blanket our airwaves with weapons of mass destruction... do not stop, do not rest for next 100 days until we put people back in charge of america 19:53:42 ws pan crowd // music "mother, mother" 20:00:07 music and DNC logo -- beginning of national TV coverage 20:00:34 WS convention 2-podiums*** 20:00:47 Bill Richardson walks to podium 20:01:00 Richardson: hereby call the 44th DNC to order, delegates take seats 20:01:30 while we in this hall are here in boston, inclusion in our party and our convention is nationwide. tonight we are being joined live by americans in canton, oh... milwaukee, wi... los angeles, ca... little rock, arkansas (shots of people in cities as the city name is called) 20:02:24 will everyone please rise and welcome 4-time grammy winner Bebe Winans to sing national anthem 20:02:52 Bebe Winans sings national anthem 20:06:13 Richardson: the last time our party met in convention ... we put forward a candidate whome i served with in the house of rep... and who i am proud to call a friend.. a man who was ready to build on the 8 years of peace, prosperity, and progress that he helped to create... protector of environment, visionary, fighter for all those who never felt that they had anyone in their corner, respected around the world as a statesman 20:07:41 the last time he stood before our convention, our party embraced him, and he in turn embraced tipper 20:08:02 honor to introduce you to the man more people chose to be president in 2000.... Al Gore 20:08:21 WS Al gore walking to podium, shaking Richardson's hand 20:08:42 WS gore walking around stage, waving to crowd 20:09:40 MS Gore: i'm gonna be candid with you... i had hoped to be back running for re-election.. but you know the old saying you win some, you lose some, then there's that little known 3rd category... but i didn't come here to talk about past 20:10:29 america is a land of opportuinty where every little boy or girl has the chance to grow up and win the popular vote 20:10:47 grateful for honor to be nominee for president 4 years ago, and for all you did for me and our country... thank american people for privlege of serving as VP.. thank family, children, especially beloved partner Tipper 20:11:27 crowd cheers for Tipper 20:11:34 MS Gore: I love this country deeply. wasn't bebe winans great? ... i love this country deeply... i do think it's worth pausing to take note of 2 very important lessons from 2 years ago.. 1, take it from me, every vote counts 20:12:26 power is yours, don't let anyone take it away from you.. this time, let's make sure every vote counts. let's make sure that this time the supreme court does not pick the next president, and let's make sure that this president does not pick the next supreme court 20:13:05 2nd lesson, what happens in a presidential election matters a lot.. our country faces deep challenges.. not dem or rep, challenges we must all overcome together 20:13:46 it is in that spirit that i ask those watching at home who supported bush 4 years ago, did you really get what you voted for? ... has promise of compassionate conservatism been fulfilled or do those words ring hollow? 20:14:29 i know about bad economy, i was the first one laid off. *** 20:14:41 new jobs being created, but not as good as the jobs people have lost... real solutions require us to transcend paritisanship 20:15:05 i also ask tonight for the consideration and help... do you still believe that tehre was no difference between the candidates? ... troubled by civil liberties being eroded, environment.... no challenge is more critical than iraq 20:15:52 isn't is now abundantly obvious that the way this war has been managed by the adminsitration has gotten us into trouble... wouldn't we be better off with a new president who has not burned bridges around the world? 20:16:31 we have to be crystal clear about the threat we face from terrorism... but shouldn't we focus on real threat of al qaeda?... wouldn't we be better off without a president who tries to confuse the real threat with iraq? 20:17:18 i believe we need new leadership that is both strong and wise, and we can have new leadership b/c one of our greatest strengths as a democracy is that when we are headed in teh wrong direction, we can chang the course... we can hold our leaders accountable even if they never admit their mistakes.. 20:18:25 kerry and i elected to senate on same day.. he is a friend who will stand by you, word is bond, deep patriotism, devoted life to making america a better place for all of us, courage in vietnam and on senate floor... best environmental record 20:19:08 never shied away from fight, never afriad to take on difficult issues that no one else wanted to, like deficut redution... he has courage, integrity, and leadership to be a truly great president 20:19:55 he showed wisdom in very first decision when he picked edwards. kerry and edwards are fighting for us and all americans. and we have to fight for them... volunteer, register voters, donate, make your vote count 20:20:47 to those who felt disappointed or angry with outcome of 2000, remember thos feelings and focus them fully on putting kerry and edwards in the white house so we can have new direction, a new day, a brighter future, what this country and our people deserve.**** 20:21:40 my heart is full tonight, I thank you for all the love you've shown to tipper and me 20:21:53 thank the man who asked me to join him on the ticket 12 years ago, my friend and my partner for 8 years, president bill clinton 20:22:22 will never forget that convention and that campaign.. believing america could be reborn.. and it was and so it shall be again 20:22:51 ***********Tipper Kiss********** 20:23:12 Gore and Tipper waving together 20:23:43 music // Kerry/Real Deal to tune of rolling on the river 20:27:05 Bill Raight / Canton, OH/ Steel worker / our community has been decimated by job losses ... no one in washington is listening... human price for job losses is being paid by working men and women... only way to change that is to support the kerry/edwards ticket.. will give us a seat at the table... it's not just about profits, it's about people... it's a goverment by the people for the people and not for the corportations... if our jobs are being sold to the lowest bidder, it's time we changed the auctioneer. 20:29:02 WS Fleet center.. 2 podiums visable 20:29:23 intro glenn close -- she walks to podium 20:29:43 MS Close: Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote nature never repeats herself, and the possiblities found in one human soul will never be found in another 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 20:56:58 END OF TAPE
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
COVERAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION (DNC) IN BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS 19:31:35 WS CONVENTION HALL / MUSIC WE ARE FAMILY / PANS DANCING AND CLAPPING 19:33:46 **WS convention hall -- 2 podiums... announcer giving instructions for photo -- "look at digital clock, do not move" 19:35:12 "hold still" nats 19:35:39 chanting "President Kerry, President Kerry"*** 19:36:13 music "dancing in the streets" // pans crowd dancing and clapping 19:39:45 soundbite -- JFK -- "torch has been passed to a new generations of Americans ... unwilling to witness or permit a slow undoing of the human rights to which this nation has always been committed." 19:41:03 film clip -- McAuliffe, Richardson, debt free, needed to prepare party for 21st century and did it, Hillary Clinton bite about technology, new voter database, Daschle about McAuliffe's leadership; rural and women's vote; Hillary Clinton bite; voting rights institute; debates in spanish for 1st time ever; first spanish response to state of the union, b-roll kerry with kids in school; Jerry bite -- never more poised to win a vistory; gephart: most important election of our lifetime 19:43:59 clip ends 19:44:05 intro Terry McAuliffe ***WS 2 podiums** 19:44:27 McAuliffe walks to podium, waves to crowd 19:44:43 MS McAuliffe: thank you, my fellow dems, stand up, stomp your feet, our march to victory begins tonight 19:45:12 george bush (pause) george bush promised that he would be a uniter, not a divider. let me ask you, are the dems united? are we energized? are we ready to win? 19:45:40 4 years ago, we gathered in LA, America was enjoying the greatest period of peace and prosperity we had ever known ... it had taken hard work and tough decisions to get america back on track, but we did it 19:46:23 americans agreed... voted for al gore in record numbers .. he had more votes than george bush and dick cheney 19:46:49 if only we had gotten 1 more vote on the supreme court... 4 years later, the results of this administrations policy's are clear for all to see .. largest deficuts, no administration since the great depression has a worse record when it comes to creating jobs... we can do better! 19:47:36 i'm here to tell you, you're dem party is in the best shape that it's ever been in, we are ready for this election, we are equipped, we are primed, and we are going to win 19:48:00 when i was honored to be elected chairman of this great party in 2001, i promised you we would reviatalize, energize... and i am here to tell you mission accomplished 19:48:33 everyday more americans are going to democrats.org to share their ideas and help us spread the work... new headquarters built with cash not loans, that's what i call real fiscal responsiblity 19:49:07 new voting rights institutue b/c every american counts, every vote counts, and we will never again allow discrimination to occur at the ballot box... expanded grassroots, younger voters 19:49:45 today we've built a new democratic party up and down the ballot 19:49:57 a party ready for this election... we're a party united and ready to lead 19:50:08 personally thank the 10 great candidates who ran for president and the dem nomination this year, and i wanna thank everyone who supported them... thank you for uniting around the common goal that we share to bring new leadership to the whit house 19:50:52 kerry is a real american hero. he volunteered to serve on the front lines of vietnam and risked his life to save those under his command... and when he came home he lent his voice to those we have forgotten 19:51:29 edwards story is the story of the american dream.. the mill workers son who got a good education and devoted his life to standing up for those who needed help... edwards and kerry have a plan for rising incomes, greater opportunities for all, health care for all, winning the war on terror 19:52:23 all this is possible with your passion, your energy, and your hard work ... less than 100 days to go until kerry and edwards give this country the greatest administration this country has ever seen ... reps will spend hundreds of millions to blanket our airwaves with weapons of mass destruction... do not stop, do not rest for next 100 days until we put people back in charge of america 19:53:42 ws pan crowd // music "mother, mother" 20:00:07 music and DNC logo -- beginning of national TV coverage 20:00:34 WS convention 2-podiums*** 20:00:47 Bill Richardson walks to podium 20:01:00 Richardson: hereby call the 44th DNC to order, delegates take seats 20:01:30 while we in this hall are here in boston, inclusion in our party and our convention is nationwide. tonight we are being joined live by americans in canton, oh... milwaukee, wi... los angeles, ca... little rock, arkansas (shots of people in cities as the city name is called) 20:02:24 will everyone please rise and welcome 4-time grammy winner Bebe Winans to sing national anthem 20:02:52 Bebe Winans sings national anthem 20:06:13 Richardson: the last time our party met in convention ... we put forward a candidate whome i served with in the house of rep... and who i am proud to call a friend.. a man who was ready to build on the 8 years of peace, prosperity, and progress that he helped to create... protector of environment, visionary, fighter for all those who never felt that they had anyone in their corner, respected around the world as a statesman 20:07:41 the last time he stood before our convention, our party embraced him, and he in turn embraced tipper 20:08:02 honor to introduce you to the man more people chose to be president in 2000.... Al Gore 20:08:21 WS Al gore walking to podium, shaking Richardson's hand 20:08:42 WS gore walking around stage, waving to crowd 20:09:40 MS Gore: i'm gonna be candid with you... i had hoped to be back running for re-election.. but you know the old saying you win some, you lose some, then there's that little known 3rd category... but i didn't come here to talk about past 20:10:29 america is a land of opportuinty where every little boy or girl has the chance to grow up and win the popular vote 20:10:47 grateful for honor to be nominee for president 4 years ago, and for all you did for me and our country... thank american people for privlege of serving as VP.. thank family, children, especially beloved partner Tipper 20:11:27 crowd cheers for Tipper 20:11:34 MS Gore: I love this country deeply. wasn't bebe winans great? ... i love this country deeply... i do think it's worth pausing to take note of 2 very important lessons from 2 years ago.. 1, take it from me, every vote counts 20:12:26 power is yours, don't let anyone take it away from you.. this time, let's make sure every vote counts. let's make sure that this time the supreme court does not pick the next president, and let's make sure that this president does not pick the next supreme court 20:13:05 2nd lesson, what happens in a presidential election matters a lot.. our country faces deep challenges.. not dem or rep, challenges we must all overcome together 20:13:46 it is in that spirit that i ask those watching at home who supported bush 4 years ago, did you really get what you voted for? ... has promise of compassionate conservatism been fulfilled or do those words ring hollow? 20:14:29 i know about bad economy, i was the first one laid off. *** 20:14:41 new jobs being created, but not as good as the jobs people have lost... real solutions require us to transcend paritisanship 20:15:05 i also ask tonight for the consideration and help... do you still believe that tehre was no difference between the candidates? ... troubled by civil liberties being eroded, environment.... no challenge is more critical than iraq 20:15:52 isn't is now abundantly obvious that the way this war has been managed by the adminsitration has gotten us into trouble... wouldn't we be better off with a new president who has not burned bridges around the world? 20:16:31 we have to be crystal clear about the threat we face from terrorism... but shouldn't we focus on real threat of al qaeda?... wouldn't we be better off without a president who tries to confuse the real threat with iraq? 20:17:18 i believe we need new leadership that is both strong and wise, and we can have new leadership b/c one of our greatest strengths as a democracy is that when we are headed in teh wrong direction, we can chang the course... we can hold our leaders accountable even if they never admit their mistakes.. 20:18:25 kerry and i elected to senate on same day.. he is a friend who will stand by you, word is bond, deep patriotism, devoted life to making america a better place for all of us, courage in vietnam and on senate floor... best environmental record 20:19:08 never shied away from fight, never afriad to take on difficult issues that no one else wanted to, like deficut redution... he has courage, integrity, and leadership to be a truly great president 20:19:55 he showed wisdom in very first decision when he picked edwards. kerry and edwards are fighting for us and all americans. and we have to fight for them... volunteer, register voters, donate, make your vote count 20:20:47 to those who felt disappointed or angry with outcome of 2000, remember thos feelings and focus them fully on putting kerry and edwards in the white house so we can have new direction, a new day, a brighter future, what this country and our people deserve.**** 20:21:40 my heart is full tonight, I thank you for all the love you've shown to tipper and me 20:21:53 thank the man who asked me to join him on the ticket 12 years ago, my friend and my partner for 8 years, president bill clinton 20:22:22 will never forget that convention and that campaign.. believing america could be reborn.. and it was and so it shall be again 20:22:51 ***********Tipper Kiss********** 20:23:12 Gore and Tipper waving together 20:23:43 music // Kerry/Real Deal to tune of rolling on the river 20:27:05 Bill Raight / Canton, OH/ Steel worker / our community has been decimated by job losses ... no one in washington is listening... human price for job losses is being paid by working men and women... only way to change that is to support the kerry/edwards ticket.. will give us a seat at the table... it's not just about profits, it's about people... it's a goverment by the people for the people and not for the corportations... if our jobs are being sold to the lowest bidder, it's time we changed the auctioneer. 20:29:02 WS Fleet center.. 2 podiums visable 20:29:23 intro glenn close -- she walks to podium 20:29:43 MS Close: Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote nature never repeats herself, and the possiblities found in one human soul will never be found in another 20:30:18 9 women dem senators.. each a pioneer who proves through unwavering courage that this nation is greatest when all of it's citizens are able to serve... intro film clip 20:30:53 film clip: Barbara Boxer, came to DC because worried about kids; Patty Murray, Kerry and Edwards get it, need to invest in kids while young; america is nation of pioneers, Kerry and Edwards believe we should have jobs in own country; Dianne Feinstein, Bush administration has opened door to new generation of nuclear weapons, unneccessary; must protect envergy consumers; Mary Landrieu, land being washing away in LA, Kerry will help environment; Blanche Lincoln, current administration has cut benefits for vets; Stabilow, we pay 2x as much for medicine as peole in other countries; Hillary clinton (cheers in convention hall), cannot accept 4 more years of bush 20:33:49 Close: 1932, first woman in senate was dem 20:34:05 please join me in welcoming onstage the nine female senators of the dem party.. dianne feinstein 20:34:26 barbara boxer 20:34:30 patty murray 20:34:35 mary landreiu 20:34:39 blanche lincoln 20:34:45 debbie stabinow 20:34:50 maria cantwell 20:34:55 hillary clinton 20:35:14 barbara mikluski (all senators came out when names were called) 20:35:39 Mikulski: we're so honored to be her tonight, i'm honored to be here speaking on behalf of the senate dem women 20:36:06 since 1976-1986, only 15 women served in u.s. senate, one served only 1 day 20:36:25 when i came to senate, 1st dem woman elected in her own right 20:36:37 though i was first, i didn't want to be the first and only, i wanted to be the first of many... now there are 9... we're here to stay and more are coming 20:37:01 we want to open doors of opportunity for all americans.. not about gender, about agenda. we believe best social program is a job, want to get behind teachers, want safety net for seniors so their retirement doesn't depend on bull or bear 20:37:48 want to make country safer.. no more 9/11s, no more going to war on flimsy evidence, no more attacks on treasured allies 20:38:10 we the women of the senate owe a debt of gratitude to those who came before us... eleanor roosevelt, etc 20:38:38 women of past generations open doors for others to follow.. obligation to create more opportunities for familes.. 20:39:05 we seek power to make a difference in people's lives.. to make sure this 21st century is about peace and justice here at hoem and abroad 20:39:31 we the women of the senate, of the dem party, women everywhere are determined to make kerry the next president and edwards next vp 20:39:57 togehter we're going to open the doors of opportunity to all americans.. we've all walked through doors that were opened by others... and now together we will open doors for the next generation of leadership, and here they come. 20:41:06 WS children's choir 20:41:44 MS pan children's choir 20:42:14 children's choir singing this land is your land 20:43:09 CU little girl in choir 20:43:21 Hillary Clinton clapping hands to music 20:44:00 pan women senators waving 20:44:30 Dr. Josetta Wilkins / Little Rock / senior citizens... belive kerry will lead us to modernization of benefits that seniors deserve... believe its a contract with the government that seniors should have medicare with a prescription drug benefit attached .. urge you to vote for kerry 20:45:48 music "everyday people" // cus people in crowd 20:48:41 WS stage **2 podiums 20:49:23 quote on screen: Tanya Melich (no audio) 20:50:14 quote on screen: Loring Green (no audio) 20:50:59 quote on screen: John Nushaum (no audio) 20:51:42 ws crowd, nats chanting "kerry, kerry" 20:51:55 ws stage 20:52:40 ws stage w/ music (country -- tennesse waltz?) 20:53:01 crowd shots 20:54:55 ws stage 20:55:14 soundbite: Robert Kennedy: like it or not.. we live in times of danger and uncertainty... everyone here will be ultimately judged 20:56:28 Richardson MS: intro Jimmy Carter -- Carter awakened america to a need for energy independence... run by a new energy dept which i had the honor to lead years later... if you all flew here this weekend on a low cost airline, you have him to thank 20:57:28 championed cause of human rights around the world.. he healed the wounds of vietnam and watergate, uniting us and giving america a government that is as good as its people.. since carter left office he has never faltered in his mission, in many ways he has worked harder 20:58:17 2 years ago, jimmy carter was awarded the nobel peace prize.. his life has been a life of service, patriotism.. let us now learn more about a great american, democrat, president.. jimmy carter 20:58:56 film clip -- Jimmy Carter .. he will not give up, bite: i come from a small town in south georgia.. my name is jimmy carter and i'm running for president.. i would not tell a lie, i would not mislead the american people, would not betray your trust... he was a man on integrity who tackled the issues that had not been tackled by previous presidents.. since leaving office, we've all gotten used to seeing carter building homes.. visited 115 countries to promote peace.. monitored 120 elections 21:00:46 film clip -- jimmy and roselyn have done more good things for more people than any other couple on the face of the earth. carter: we can choose to alleviate suffering... we can choose to make these changes.. and we must. 21:01:36 intro Jimmy Carter 21:01:47 Carter walks to stage, waving and smiling 21:02:20 Carter at podium -- Georgia on my Mind playing in background 21:03:18 my name is jimmy carter and i'm not running for president... but i will be doing everything i can to put kerry and edwards in the white house 21:03:44 28 years ago, i was running.. and i said then i want a govt as good, decent, compassionate as the american people 21:05:05 they knew the horrors of war, and later as commanders in chief the exercised restraint and judgement... had confidence that our govt would not put our soldiers in danger by choosing war... 21:05:56 today our dem party is led by another former naval officer.. he showed up when assigned to duty 21:06:15 and he served with honor and distinction.. also knows the horrors of war.. next jan. will resore the judgement that is now lacking... proud to call kerry my shipmate and follow him to victory in november 21:07:05 country faces many challenges at home... need new leaders in washington to meet those challenges 21:07:28 biggest reason to make kerry president is even more important.. to safeguard the security of our nation... domanant international challenge is to restore greatness to america.. based on commitment to telling the truth, peace, and basic human rights 21:08:12 our credibility has been shattered, we are left increasingly isolated and vulneralbe in a hostile world... truth is at the heart of our democracy.. when that trust is violated, the bonds that hold our democracy together are weakened 21:08:59 in just 34 months since 9/11, we have watched as all this good will has been squandored by a virtually unending series of mistakes and miscalucations 21:09:35 unilateral acts and demands have isolated the us from the very nations we need to join us in combating terrorism.. soviets lost cold war b/c american people combined determination with sustained bipartisan support 21:10:12 recent policies have cost our nation its reputation as the world's most admired champion of freedom and justice 21:10:31 the u.s. has dismayed its allies and friends, ratifies its enemies with a strategy of preemptive war 21:10:53 we need kerry to restore light to the global war against terrorism 21:11:06 in the meantime, the middle east peace process has come to a screeching halt... all former presidents have tried to secure a peace with hope and justice for the palestinians.. progress now in peril.. violence has gripped holy land.. region swept with anti-american passions 21:11:56 north korea's nuclear projects allowed to advance... these are some of the prices our govt has paid with its radical departure from its basic prinicples 21:12:33 in repudiating extremeism, we need to dedicate ourselves to a few common sense principles 21:13:00 we cannot maintain our historic self-confendence if we promote panic 21:13:13 cannot do duty as citizens and patriots if we persue an agenda that polarizes 21:13:33 cannot lead if our leaders mislead 21:14:34 kerry will strengthen global alliance against terrorism while avoiding unnecessary wars 21:14:54 america to provide global leadership.. or to lead with extremeism... at stake is nothing less than our nation's soul 21:15:31 in the next few months, will enter 81st year of life 21:15:41 in many ways, the past few months have been some of the most disturbing of all.. not discouraged.. believe the essential decency, compassion and common sense of the american people will prevail 21:16:16 do not underestimate us americans. we lack neither strength or wisdom.. what america needs is leadership 21:16:36 our job is to ensure that the leaders of this great country will be john kerry and john edwards 21:16:55 pans crowd 21:17:10 ms rosyln carder and jimmy carter waving from stage 21:17:57 Angela ??/Los Angeles/ Program Director of afterschool program/ supports kerry b/c of ideas on education... as an educator, happy to have kerry and edwards on ballot 21:18:41 ws stage -- intro stephanie tubbs jones 21:18:55 jones walking out to podium 21:19:24 Jones: thank you fellow dems, ohioans 21:19:41 thanks for warm welcome 21:19:46 28 years ago, history was made when barbara jordan, the first african-american woman to represent texas, gave keynote address at convention... i too have the opportunity to make history as the first african-american woman to serve on the ways and means committee 21:20:44 although it has been almost 3 decades since jordan's keynote was delivered, words still ring true... we are a people who are trying to fulfill the promise of america... we must make america stronger at home and respected in teh world 21:21:31 must make american dream a reality for all americans. must elect john kerry and john edwards to lead the charge. 21:22:01 but kerry and edwards have a diffrent view.. believe in an america where the hopes and dreams of my parents could bring them to the day when they could see thier daughter serve as congresswoman 21:22:45 kerry and edwards believe that the promise of america is open to all... not dem or rep values.. american values 21:23:05 sadly, these are values that this adminisrtation seems to have forgotten.. america has lost 1.8 million jobs on their watch 21:23:27 in cleveland, unemployment rate is over 12%... in our black and hispanic communities, the unemployment rate is well into the double digits.. many of those are out of benefits and the current adminisrtation refuses to extend them 21:24:16 we are sick and tired of working longer hours and finding it harder and harder to pay the bills, we are tired of seeing our tax dollars going to the haves while nothing goes to the have-nots 21:24:54 kerry and edwards believe that america can do better, and we can get america working again.. work will be valued, workers will be respected.. kerry will jump start economic growth with credits for creating jobs now 21:25:34 instead of lavishing giveaways on companies that ship jobs overseas, kerry will close those loopholes once and for all 21:25:58 he will always defend the right to organize 21:26:16 let me tell you what our country will look like after 4 years of a kerry edwards administration ... 10 million new jobs, deficut cut in half, minimum wage raised to 21:26:54 we will have an america that is stronger, more united, and more prepared to seize the promise of the future 21:27:09 jordan observed that we are a people in a quandry about the present, in search of our future, in search of our national community... people deserve a presdent who will work as hard as they do 21:27:49 kerry is that leader, and with your help and hard work, he will be that president 21:28:25 music "go johnny go" // crowd shots 21:28:55 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:30:34 ***hispanic people in crowd.** 21:31:19 Jerry Gerbman /College Student... introduces Tammy Baldwin 21:31:54 Baldwin at podium 21:32:03 almost 6 years ago, these wisconsinites elected me b/c we share a vision of health care for every american.. only one candidate for president shares that vision, and that is why we must elect john kerry 21:32:46 accessible health care a cornerstone of a safe and strong nation 21:32:59 american people are sending that message loud and clear, and we hear you... story of al... 21:33:32 kerry has a plan to cut down the premiums, cut down the waste, and cut out the special interests 21:33:57 we hear man who dropped insurance claim by my office... when kerry's president, he'll control spiraling health care costs 21:34:21 we hear amy from wisconsin... kerry will negotiate with drug companies not for them, will add comprehensive drug coverage to medicare. 21:35:34 kerry understands the problems of small business owners.. plan offers help to pay for coverage for their families and their employees. 21:36:10 we live in an age of medical miracles.. the greatest of them all lies at university of wisconsin.. there that researchers established and sustained serveral lines of stem cells... could offer treatments for alzheimers, parkinson's.... 21:37:03 our current president is holding these stem cells and all that they offer hostage... kerry will put the people's health over his political health, and that's the kind of president we deserve 21:37:35 workers who can't afford their premiums, small business owners who can't provide health insurance, seniors who can's afford medicine 21:37:55 if our leaders can offer health care for all to iraq, why can't we do the same here at home? 21:38:20 when we talk about health care, we must also talk about and do all that we can to elect john kerry 21:38:39 Wisonsin remote -- people cheering 21:39:01 intro robert mememdez -- highest ranking hispanic in congressional history 21:39:33 Menendez: there is a great deal as stake in this election, but perhaps nothing more vital that america's providencial role in the world 21:40:06 we need a presdent that understands the difference between a war of choice and a war of necessity.. we need a president who understands need for forign policy 21:40:41 need a president who will be truthful with the american people at home as well as with our allies around the globe... america cannot lead if others will not follow.. to have have friends who will stand by us if we need them, we need a president who will engage the world not isolate us from it... 21:41:35 there are times when america may need to act alone, but you get a lot more firepower on your side when you can organize a posse... kerry will build a real coaltion to win the war on terror 21:42:10 kerry has a plan to make america safer and more secure, to make our country strong and respected around the world.**** 21:42:42 kerry will appoint a NDI so there is one individual with responsibility for intelligence so that instead of investigating failures we succeed in preventing attacks 21:43:23 imagine this.. less weapons material has been secured in the two years after 9/11 than in the two years before.. kerry will make protecting us from this threat.. will finish the job in afghanistan 21:44:09 will expand forces because he knows our overworked soldiers are now stretched too thin.. knows we must go to war with enough troops to win the war, secure the peace, and win respect 21:44:46 with every serviceman and woman standing a post and defending our freedom 21:45:01 kerry will not wait, waiver a single moment to use our military when it is necessary to protect this nation from danger 21:45:28 ****kerry will not ignore our own neighborhood -- latin america. message kerry will send to latin america is different than the one they have heard from bush -- spanish -- 21:46:33 continues speaking in spanish 21:47:12 kerry will engage latin american with respect and with values that will unite the americas for common goals and against common threats 21:47:35 anyone who doubts his abilites, they don't know the kerry that i know... who volunteered to fight in vietnam, whose courage earned a bronze star, silver star, and three purple hearts, whose citation reads "when lt. kerry discovered he had a man overboard, he returned upriver to assist. the man was receiving sniper fire from both banks.. kerry in disregard of personal safety pulled the man aboard. 20:56:58 END OF TAPE
CBS POOL MUHAMMAD MEMORIAL SERVICE P4 (HD)
CBS POOL FTG MUHAMMAD ALI MEMORIAL SERVICEH/T JAKE INGRASSIA, PAOLA CONTARDO AND SUNNY CHOO WASH 6 ALI MEMORIAL SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY CBS POOL 15;10:47 Bill Clinton walks in 15;11;45 -- service starts 15;11;49 >> All praises due to the lord god of the world. Now please be seated, ladies and gentlemen. In accordance with Muslim tradition, and consistent with the wishes of Muhammad Ali, may god have mercy on him. We begin this program with a brief recitation from the Koran, the scripture of the muslims. A young Imam of the midtown mosque in Memphis, Tennessee, where he's spearheading a neighborhood renewal effort in one of the most blighted neighborhood in Memphis and that effort is centered around the mosque, one of the few African-American graduates of the university. He will share with us a few verses from the Koran. 15;12;50 >> Ladies and gentlemen, Hamza Abdul Malik. [ Applause ] [ Speaking foreign language ] 15;13;12 [ Speaking foreign language ] [ Speaking foreign language ] 15;17;10 (shot of Ali's wife) >> Now with the translation of those verses we would like to bring to the stage the second generation daughter of Syrian immigrants. She's an excellent student. In her spare time, in recent years, she raises money to provide medical supplies, surgical instruments and other forms of medical assistance for Syrian refugees fleeing from the horror of the current conflict in that land and we pray that almighty god brings it to a succession soon. 15;18;00 >> Ladies and gentlemen, Ia Kutma. [ Applause ] 15;18;14 >> In the name of god, the most gracious, the most merciful, truly those who say our lord is god and our upright the angels will descend upon them saying, have neither fear nor sadness, but rather, rejoice in this paradise that you have been promised. We are your allies in this lower life in the hereafter. Where you will have your heart's desire and you will have whatever you ask for. Hospitably from the one most forgiving, most merciful. Who is more beautiful in speech than the one who invites to god and does righteous works saying, truly, I am submitted to god? For good and evil are not equal. 15;19;13 Repel ugliness with beauty and behold the one between you and whom there was enmity is transformed into a warm friend. But no one arrives at the station without great patience and immense fortune. Through prostration, chapter 41 verses 30 to 35. Thank you. [Applause] 15;19;45 (shot of Ali's daughter) >> I forgot to mention that she is a louisvillean, a proud resident of this city. [Applause] 15:20 15;20;05 >> Oh, god, miss this day of ours, you are our protector. What an excellent protector, an excellent helper. Honorable president Bill William J. Clinton, distinguished guests, viewing audience, on behalf of the Ali family, and the city of Louisville, Kentucky, the home of the people's champ. [Applause] 15;20;50 >> Ali, Ali, Ali, Ali. [Chanting] Ali, Ali. 15;21;00 >> We're dealing with time here, folks. Louisville, Kentucky, admirably led by mayor Greg fisher, I would like to welcome you. Give it up for the mayor. [Applause] >> I would like to welcome you to this memorial service for the people's champ, Muhammad Ali. And this time, we would like to introduce our first speaker. Dr. Reverend Kevin W. Cosby. [Applause] 15;21;50 >> Were it not for time, since Cosby rhymes with Ali, we would we would say, Cosby, Cosby, but time doesn't permit. Reverend Cosby is senior pastor of St. Steven church in Louisville, Kentucky. Due greatly to his dynamic bible teachings his congregation has grown over the long years of his ministry. Reverend Cosby combines passion, wit, and intellect as the foundation of the inspirational ministry that is transformed the lives of thousands of individuals. Reverend Cosby. [Applause] 15;22;39 >> Dr. Reverend Kevin W. Cosby: Thank you. I looked into the dictionary for the word, fidelity. And it had two words. Lonnie Ali. [Applause] 15;22;57 >> In 1967, nine months prior to his assassination and martyrdom, Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr. Was interviewed by merv griffin on "The merv griffin show". Merv griffin asked Dr. King a relevant question. He said, Dr. King, what has been the greatest affect and impact that the civil rights struggle has had on the Negro? Dr. King paused and said, besides the dismantling of barriers that prohibited the Negro from free access, the greatest and most profound effect that the civil rights struggle had was that it infused in the Negro something that the anything Negro needed all along. 15:24:07 (shot of Ali's wife) 15;24;00 And that was a sense of somebodiness. You will never be able to appreciate what Dr. King meant when he said, the negro needed a sense of somebodiness until you understand the 350 years of nobodiness that was infused into the psyche of people of color. Every sacred document in our history, every hallowed institution, conspired to convince the African in America that when god made the African, that god was guilty of creative malfeasance. 15;24;55 All of the documents from the constitution said to the Negro, that you're nobody. The constitution said that we were three-fifths of a person. Decisions by the supreme court, like the dred Scott decision, said to the Negro, to the African, you had no rights that whites were bound to respect. And even Francis Scott key, in his writing of "The star spangled banner" we sang, verse one, but in verse three he celebrates slavery by saying, no refuge can save the harrowing enslaved from the sorrow of night or the death of the grave. Every institution from religion to entertainment, from Amos and Andy to Jane and tarzan, infused in the psyche of the Negro, that he was inferior. 15;26;06 But something happened to the depression generation and the World War II generation of African-Americans. Jackie Robinson picked up his bat and hit a ball and the Brooklyn dodgers win the pennant. Joe Louis dismantles the pride of Aryan supremacy by knocking out max melling in 124 seconds. Jesse Lewis runs at ambulatory speed and wins four gold medals. Rosa parks sits on a bus in 1955 and a young seminary student from Boston university stands up and takes the complex ideas of _____ and dips it chocolate so big mama can understand it. 15;27;02 And then from Louisville. [Cheering] -- Emerged the civil-tongued poet who took the ethos of somebodiness to unheard of heights. Before James brown said, I'm black and I'm proud. Muhammad Ali said I'm black and I'm pretty. [Laughter] 15:27:38 (shot of Ali's wife) 15;27;44 >> Black and pretty was an oxymoron. Blacks did not say pretty. The first black millionaire in this country was not Oprah but madam C.J. Walker who made products in order to help black people escape their Africanity. But Muhammad Ali said I'm proud. I'm pretty. I'm glad of who I am. And when he said that, that infused in Africans a sense of somebodiness. 15;28;25 To extrapolate Muhammad Ali from the times in which he lives is called historic presentism. It is to talk about George Washington and not talk about the American revolution to talk about Abraham Lincoln and not talk about the civil war. It's to talk about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and not talk about the depression and World War II. Our brother, Muhammad Ali, was a product of a difficult time. And he dared to love black people. 15;29;05 At a time when black people had a problem loving themselves. [Applause] He dared. He dared to affirm the beauty of blackness. He dared to affirm the power and the capacity of African-Americans. He dared to love America's most unloved race. And he loved us all, and we loved him because he -- we knew he loved us. He loved us all. Whether you lived in the suburbs or whether you lived in the slums. Whether you lived on the avenue or whether you lived in an alley. Whether you came from the penthouse or whether you lived in the projects. Whether you came from Morehouse or whether you had no house, whether you were high yellow or boot black, Muhammad Ali loved you. Our city is known for two things. It's known for Muhammad Ali, it is known for the Kentucky derby. 15;30;19 We hope you will come back and visit our city. The first Saturday in may, we hope you will place a bet on one of the horses, but if you do, please know the rules. What will happen is the horses start in the starting gate and then the signal will be given think will run in the mud for two minutes. And the winner will then be led to the winner's circle where a right of roses will be placed around the horse's neck. We want you to make a bet but please know the rules. You cannot bet for the horse once it's in the winner's circle. You have to bet for the horse while it's still in the mud. [Applause] 15;31;09 And there are lot of people, a lot of people who will bet and have bet on Muhammad Ali when he was in the winner's circle. But the masses bet on him while he was still in the mud. [Applause] Kareem abdul-jabbar stood with him when he was in the mud, Jim brown stood with him when he was in the mud. Bill Russell stood with him when he was in the mud. Howard cosell stood with him when he was in the mud. 15:31:24 (shot of Ali's wife) 15;31;51 Please don't mishear me. I am not saying that Muhammad Ali is the property of black people. He is the property of all people. [Applause] But while he is the property of all people, let us never forget that he is the product of black people in their struggle to be free. [Applause] I went looking for Jesus on a poor west-end street, looking that I would find him as he walked around with men and women with stumbling feet. People who had their heads bowed low because they were broke and had nowhere to go. But then I went looking for Jesus, way in the sky. Thinking he would wear a robe that would dazzle my eye. When suddenly, Jesus came walking by with stumbling feet because he had been hanging with the poor on a west-end street. [Applause] 15:33:06 (shot of Ali's wife and family) 15;33;10 The Muhammad Ali of my childhood had a shuffle but as he grew older he walked with shuffling feet. And I will submit to you he walked with shuffling feet not because of Parkinson's disease but he walked with shuffling feet because he hanged out with the folk in west Louisville who had shuffling feet. Peace and god bless you. [Applause] 15;33;47 (shot of Ali's wife applauding and family standing up) 15;34;00 >> Yes, yes, yes. Yes, yes, yes. Don't give a teenager a telephone and don't give a preacher a microphone. [ laughter ] 15:34:15 (shot of Ali's wife) >> We'd like to bring Senator Orrin Hatch to the stage, now in this seventh term as Utah's senator, one of Utah's senators, he is the most senior Republican in the senate, author of some of the most far-reaching legislation in recent decades. Senator hatch is a seasoned and distinguished public servant. We're deeply honored by his presence today. [Applause] 15;35;00 >>Senator Orrin Hatch: Reverend, that was really good. It's hard for this poor old senator to have to follow that is all I can say. Well, the head of the first fight was Sonny Liston, and Muhammad Ali stood before a crowded pack of reporters and told the world unapologetically who he was. I'm the greatest. That's what he said. But this simple proclamation all took the history and -- Ali took the history and wrote his own title in the textbooks. He was not Muhammad Ali, the prize fighter. Or even the world champion. He was Muhammad all the greatest. His daughters dismissed this as bragging but Ali wasn't talking trash. He was speaking truth. And he was in the world of boxing, he truly was the greatest. [Applause] 15;36;13 (tight shot of ali's wife) 15;36;18 >> With the cut-throat quickness of a street fighter, and the simple grace of a ballerina, Ali moved with the killings like agility and punched with herculean strength. But to assume that Ali's greatness stems solely from his athletic prowess is to see half the man. Ali was great not only as an extraordinary fighter. He was a committed civil rights leader, an international diplomat, a forceful advocate of religious freedom, and effective emissary of Islam. He was something. He was caring as a father, a husband, a brother, and a friend. Indeed, it is as a personal friend that it witness Ali's greatness for myself.I first met Muhammad Ali 28 years ago. Almost to the day, to this day. 15:37:09 (shot of one of Ali's daughters) 15;37;21 I was in my senate office and an assistant said you have a visitor, and I was really surprised that it was none other than the champion himself. The friendship we developed was puzzling to many people, especially to those who saw only our differences. I might say that where others saw a difference, Ali and I saw kinship. We were both dedicated to our families. And deeply devoted to our faiths. He took Islam, and I to the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. We were both products of humble backgrounds and hard scrabble youth. Ali grew up poor here in Louisville and I grew up poor in Pittsburgh. True, we were different in some ways but our differences fortified our friendship. 15;38;26 They did not define it. I saw greatness in Ali's ability to look beyond the horizon and our differences. To find common ground. This shared sensibility was the foundation of a rich and meaningful relationship that I will forever treasure. One of my fondest memories of our friendship when Ali joined news the Salt Lake -- going to listen to the Salt Lake Mormon tabernacle choir. I have to say, it was the same Mormon tabernacle choir -- Ali loved music, and he enjoyed the choir's performance, but he seemed most excited to share his own religious beliefs with those who came to hear the Christian hymns. Ali attracted big crowds that day, and as he always did, and he gave everyone autographed pamphlets explaining his Muslim beliefs. 15;39;31 Hundreds of mormons lined up to grab the pamphlets, and of course I took one for myself. I respected his deeply held convictions just as he respected mine. In our relationship it was anchored by our different faiths. Ali was open to goodness. In all of its diverse realities and varieties. On another occasion, I took Ali to primary children's hospital in Salt Lake City. We visited with downtrodden children who perhaps had never smiled a day in their lifetime. Until Ali showed up. Ali held those kids and looked into their eyes. They would grin from ear to ear. These are kids that never smiled. They were so pained. The nurses were astounded. Never before had they seen someone who had connected so immediately and profoundly with these sick children. 15;40;35 Ali had a special way with kids as we all know. He may have been a tough and tenacious man in the ring, but he was a compassionate and tender around those that he loved. 15:40:48 (shot of Ali's wife) Through all of his ferocity as a fighter, Ali was also a peacemaker, a particular radio host in Utah berated me constantly on the air waves. Week after week. One day the host asked if I were arrange for Ali to meet Utah's former middleweight champion, James Fulmer, for a joint interview. Ali agreed. Knowing that the appearance could help me build some good will, but he also was very interested in meeting James(?) as well. It was an unforgettable experience. Here were two champions, face-to-face, reminiscing about some of the best fights the world has ever seen, and I have to say, in the process, Ali claimed that radio host -- well, he charmed the radio host so much on my behalf, gently transforming an unrepentant antagonist into a respectful starring partner. 15;41;52 So dedicated was Ali to our friendship, that he joined me on the campaign trail during several election cycles. He came to Utah year after year to raise funds for a charity benefiting needy women, women in jeopardy, and families in our state. Ali didn't look at life through the binary lens of Republican and Democrat. So common today. He saw worthy causes and shared humanity. And always willingness to put principles ahead of partisanship, he showed us all the path to greatness. And I'll never forget that greatness. Nor will I ever forget him. [Applause] 15;42;47 There there were many faces to Ali's greatness. His abilities as a boxer, his charisma as a public figure, his benevolence as a father and as a friend. All of these made Ali great. But there was something else that made him the greatest. Ali was the greatest because, as a debilitated and unbroken champion for later years he put is to a greatness beyond ourselves, greatness beyond even Ali. He pointed us to the greatness of god. [Applause] 15;43;35 God raised up Ali to be the greatest fighter in the world of all-time. Yet he allowed Ali to wrestle with Parkinson's disease, an inescapable reminder we're all mortal, and that we are all dependent on god's grace. Ali believed this himself. He once told me, god gave me this condition to remind me always that I am human, and that only he is the greatest. [Applause] 15;44;12 Ali was an unsurpassed symbol of our universal dependence on the divine. He was the greatest because he reminded us all who truly is the greatest. God, our creator. I'm eternally grateful for my special bond with this special man, and for my friendship with his beloved wife, who I love dearly. She is one of the great women in this world. [Applause] 15;44;44 (shot of wife) She was dedicated to the very end and I pray that Ali rested peacefully and Ali will rest peacefully the presence of the greatest of all, even our gods. I can bear testimony that I believe in god. I believe that we're here on Earth for a reason. I believe that this Earth life is a time for us to do what is right for god and for our fellow men and women. I don't know that I've ever met anybody who did it any better than my friend, Muhammad Ali. [Applause] >> God bless you. God bless the family. 15;45;37 (shot of wife applauding) 15;45;45 >> Next we would like to welcome Monsignor Father Henry Kriegel to the stage. Father Kriegel has been instrumental -- has been the pastor of St. Patricks parish in Erie, PA. He was ordained in 1970 and named a domestic prebate with the title Monsignor by Pope John Paul II in 1991. His wisdom, scholraship and spiritual guidance is a source of solace and guidance for catholics and members of other faith communities far far beyond his Pennsylvania home. Father Kriegel. 15;46;35 >> Monsignor Father Henry Kriegel: Let us pray. Loving eternal god, as we gather today in prayer, we do so with an abiding sense of gratitude. Our gratitude knows no bounds as we thakn you for the gift of this good and gentle man. Muhammed Ali opened our eyes to the evil of racism, to the absurdity of war. He showed us with incredible patience that a debilitating illness need never diminish joy and love in our lives. He chided our consciences, he awakened in us a deeper sense of the need to respect one another, to set aside racial differences. The legendary fighter of all time in reality taught us to heal, rather than to fight. To embrace, rather than to turn away. To include, rather than to exclude. While proclaiming himself to be the greatest, he showed us that his greatness lied in his love and concern for others. Most particularly the marginalized, the suffering, the helpless, the hopeless. You gift of him has enriched us, has made us better people, has created a more gentle world. We dare not return him to you today without expressing our gratitude for the gift of him. Amen. 15;47;50 (shot of Ali's wife) 15;48;22 >> Next we will hear a few brief remarks from Dr. Timothy Gianotti. Dr. Gianotti is a professor of islamic studies at the university of waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is equally at home, busying himself with the affairs of the Muslim community as he is sitting in the library and burrowing through books. A true public intellectual. He is the initial and principal islamic adviser to the Ali family. He has been instrumental in assuring that the last days of Muhammad's life, his burial, his bathing, his shrouding, and his burial today, his funeral and burial today, all were in accordance with the strictures of Muslim law. So now I'd like to bring to you the person I affectionately call, brother, doctor, Imam, Timothy Gianotti. [Applause] 15;49;58 >> Dr. Timothy Gianotti: In the name of god who is the loving nurturer of the creation, and the ever compassionate and ever merciful, I'd like to share a prayer today. This is a prayer adapted from a there divisional prayer of the prophet Muhammad. My god's peace and blessings be upon him. But before I do so I would just like to say to the family, to Lonnie, to everyone here, that serving Muhammad Ali has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. 15;50;50 (shot of Ali's wife) Oh, god, you who are the light of the heavens and the Earth, grant our brother Muhammad a light in his heart. A light in his earthly body, now restored to the Earth. A light in his grave. A light before him as he journeys on to you. A light in all that he has left behind in this world. A light to his right, and the lights to his left. Oh, god, increase him inlight. Grant him light. A light in his deeds in this world and a light in the hereafter. A light in the hearts of those whom he loved. And a light in the eyes of those who loved him. 15;52;05 A light in those whom he knocked down. And a light in those whom he lifted up. A light in his words which echo in our hearts. A light in the lives of all those whom he touched. A light in his children and a light in their mothers. 15:52:40 (shot of one of Ali's daughters) A light in his grandchildren. And a light in his devoted wife, Lonnie. Oh, lord, increase your servants in light. And give him light. And embrace him in light. And fill us all with light .[ Foreign foreign ] 15;53;10 >> You who are the light odd Earth, you who are the most merciful of all those who show mercy. [Applause] 15;53;38 >> Next we'll hear a few words from rabbi Michael Lerner. Rabbi Lerner is the editor of a magazine, as the magazine's name suggests, rabbi Lerner has dedicated his life to working, to heal and repair the world. Rabbi Lerner is never afraid of ruffling a few feathers so we asked him to be nice today. Rabbi Lerner. [Applause] 15;54;23 >>Rabbi Michael Lerner: We'll see about the feathers. [Foreign chanting] >> Master of compassion, god of compassion, send your blessings to Muhammad Ali and send your blessings to all who mourn for him, and send your blessings for all the millions and millions of people who mourn for him all over this planet. I come here speaking as representative of American Jews, and to say that American Jews played an important role of solidarity with the African-American struggles in this country, and that we today stand in solidarity with islamic communities in this country and all around the world. [Applause] 15;55;23 We will not tolerate politicians or anyone else putting down a Muslim and blaming muslims for a few people. [Cheers and applause] 15;55;40 (shot of Ali's wife and family standing up and clapping) (shot of Bill Clinton clapping) 15;55;50 We know what it's like to be demeaned. We know what it's like to have some -- a few people who act against the highest visions of our tradition, to then be identified as the value of the entire tradition. And one of the reasons that we in (?) magazine, a magazine of liberal and Progressive jews but also an interfaith magazine, have called upon the United States to stand up to the part of the Israeli government that is suppressing Palestinians, is that we as Jews understand that our commitment is to recognize that god has created everyone in god's image, and that everyone is equally precious. 15;56;33 And that means that Palestinian people as well as all other people on the planet. [Applause] I know the people of Louisville have a special relationship to Muhammad Ali, and I had a personal relationship in the '60s when both of us were indicted by the federal government and before our various stands against the war in Vietnam. I want to say that although he was cheered on as the heavyweight champion of the world, you know the truth is that in all the honor to him, that heavyweight champions of the world come and go, and sports heroes come and go. There was something about Muhammad Ali that was different. 15;57;24 At the key moment when he had that recognition, he used it -- to stand up to an immoral war and say, no, I won't go! [ Applause ] And it's for that reason that tens and millions of Americans who don't particularly care about boxing care about Muhammad Ali because he was a person who was willing to risk a great honor that he got and a great fame that he got to stand up for the beliefs that he had, to think truth to power when the rest of the people around him said, no, no, you're going to lose your championship and it was taken away from him for five years. But he stood up and was willing to take that kind of a risk because of that kind of moral integrity. [ Applause ] 15;58;22 So I want so say, how do we honor Muhammad Ali? The way to honor Muhammad Ali is to be Muhammad Ali today. That means us, everyone here and everyone listening, it's up to us to continue that ability to speak truth to power. We must speak out, refuse to follow the path of conformity to the rules of the game in life. We must refuse to follow the path of conformity. Tell the 1% who own 80% of the wealth of this country that it's time to share that wealth. Tell the politicians who use violence worldwide and then preach nonviolence to the oppressed, that it's time to end their drone warfare and every other form of warfare, to close our bases around the world, bring the troops home, tell those who committed mass incarceration that it's time to create a guaranteed income for everyone in our society. [ Applause ] 15;59;34 Tell judges to let out of prison the many African-Americans swept up by racist police and imprisoned by racist judges. [ Applause ] Many are in prison today for offenses like possessing marijuana that white people get away with all the time! [ Applause ] Tell our elected officials to imprison those who authorize torture and those who ran the big investment companies that caused the economic collapse of 2008. Tell the leaders of Turkey to stop killing the kurds. Tell Israeli prime minister Netanyahu that the way to get security is for Israel is to stop the occupation of the west bank and help create a Palestinian state. [ Applause ] 16;00;37 Tell the next president of the United States that -- tell the next president of the united States that she --- (shot of bill clinton smiling) Tell the next president of the united States that she should seek a constitutional amendment to make all national and state elects funds by congress and the state legislator and all other money be banned, all other money from companies companies and individuals and make it all public funding. 16;01;30 >> Tell her that the way to achieve homeland security is not for us to try new ways of domination, the strategy of domination in the world of the other to get security has been tried for the last ten thousand years and doesn't work. The way to get security is for the United States to become known as the most generous and caring country in the world, not the most powerful. [Applause] 16;02;00 We can start with a global and domestic plan to once and for all ended global and domestic poverty, homelessness, hunger, inadequate education, inadequate health care. So, I want to, as chair of the interfaith network of spiritual Progressives -- by the way, spiritual progressives.org come and join us -- I want to affirm our commitment to the well-being of all muslims on the planet as well as the people of all faiths and secular humanists as well. We wish to pay honor to muslims of the world as the continue today the fast of Ramadan, and join with them in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of Muhammad Ali, a great -- peace be upon him, peace be upon the prophet now ham -- Muhammad and peace on humanity and peace on all of us, amen. [Cheers and applause] 16;03;20 [Chanting] Ali, Ali, Ali, Ali. Ali. >> Time, time, time is not on our side. After that speech, I have to edit my initial remarks, honorable first man William J. Clinton. Chief Sidney hill in 2002, Sidney Hill was selected as Tadodaho, or principal spiritual leader of its people a true friend of the earth and beloved to all who know him, he is a leader whose spirituality is coupled with a passionate pursuit of justice. We are honored that he has come here today to share a few words and a few thoughts with us. Chief Hill. [ Applause ] 16;04;44 >>Chief Sidney hill: [ Speaking only in foreign language ] 16;06;16 >>This is chairman Stevens with us, United Nation from our alliance (?) Nation. Translation: he said, my relatives, it is my responsibility to pick up the words for (?) the people of the longhouse. They wish you well. They want you to be at peace of mind. Now this great darkness that has happened to us, you must understand that you who have gathered us here, that his road is straight. Peacefully, he will arrive at his land. [foreign language] Our creator. It is the same as you call him, Allah. 16;07;30 These were the words. He took the family, your relatives and friends of Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali was the leader among men. And a champion of the people. He fought for the people of color, yet he was man of peace and principle. A man of compassion, who used his great gifts for the common good. The spirit has a clear path to the creator. 16;08;27 To the spiritual leader, six nation iroquois confederation. And myself, faithkeeper, turtle clan, under the council of chiefs, have journeyed here today to add our voice to this congregation of world leaders, in honor of his work, and for the right and dignity of people of color and the common man. [Applause] 16;09;15 He was always in support of the indigenous people of this hemisphere in our quest for our inherent land rights, self-determination, identity, and collective right that include the natural world. We know what he was up against. Because we have had 524 years of survival training ourselves. [Applause] 16;09;50 (shot of Ali's wife clapping) In 1978, a congressman from the state of Washington put a bill into congress to terminate our treaties with the United States. An Indian nations walked from California to Washington, DC, in protest. Muhammad Ali marched into Washington, DC with us. [Applause] 16;10;31 (shot of one of Ali's daughters) 16;10;38 He was a free, independent spirit. He stood his ground with great courage and conviction. And he paid a price. And this country did, too. And we all did. Values and principles will determine one's destiny. And the principles of a nation will do the same. Poor people do not have many options. You fighters know what I'm talking about. He said that ring was Ali's path to his destiny. He said he would be heavyweight champion of the world, and he was. Three times. This is the fourth time, right here, right now. [Applause] 16;11;55 On his journey in life, he lived and learned the hard way. He brought a light into this world. My world. Our world. And that light will shine a long, long time. [ Applause ] Peace, brother. Peace. And on behalf of my friend Ernie and the indigenous people everywhere, peace. Thank you. [Applause] 16;12;58 >> We introduce chief hill, and his words were translated by Chief Oren Lyons who was born into a traditional indigenous family, and grew up on the native reservations of upstate New York. In 1970 he became the chief and faithkeeper of the turtle clan of the onondaga nation. His scholarship, stewardship and leadership is a source of benefit and great blessing for all who know him. Now he want to introduce Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport, Rabbi Rapport is senior rabbi here of the temple here in Louisville where he has been a leader in interfaith work. He has the passion for teaching youth, and in fact it is his work with youth that let him to cross paths with Muhammad Ali. His religious leadership focuses on compassion, care, and working together was all to build a better world. Rabbi Rapport. [Applause] 16;14;24 >>Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport: This is a reading from our memorial prayer on yom kippur. Our day of atonement. Our most sacred day of the year. It was written men decades ago by rabbi Fein, civil rights leader who could never have known when he composed these words he was writing a eulogy for Muhammad Ali. 16;14;49 Birth is a beginning. And death a destination. And life is a journey, from childhood to maturity, and youth to age. From innocence to awareness, and ignorance to knowing. From foolishness to discretion. And then perhaps to wisdom. From weakness to strength, and strength to weakness. And often back again. From health to sickness, and back we pray to health again. From offense to forgiveness. From loneliness to love. From joy to gratitude. And pain to compassion, from grief to understanding. From fear to faith. From defeat to defeat to defeat, until looking backward or ahead we see that victory lies not at some high place along the way, but in having made the journey, stage by stage, a sacred pilgrimage. 16;15;50 Birth is a beginning. And death, a destination. And life is a journey. The sacred pilgrimage to life everlasting. We say words of prayer and they remain words, until we encounter a person who embodies these words and makes them real. I've said these words many times before. At funerals and memorial services. But never have I felt them come to life and speak of a single shining soul as I do today. Muhammad Ali was the heart of this city. The living, breathing, embodiment of the greatest that we can be. 16;16;33 (shot of Ali's wife) He was our heart, and that heart beats here still. [Applause] 16;16;47 Let me tell you a story you already know. It's one of those stories about Ali being gracious to a stranger that so many of us have told, so many times, and in so many we we sometimes forget the lessons these stories were intended to teach us. It's a story Honna tells about her father towards the end of their book, the soul of the butterfly. Honna's driving her father to a book store on one Sunday to pick up some bibles and korans for a project that he's working on. They pass an elderly man standing by the road with a bible in one hand and his thumb in the air with the other. They offer him a ride. And he thanks them, saying that he is on his way home from church. He only needs to go a few miles down the street where he can pick up a cab. Hanna asked where he lives help doesn't want to trouble them. He has no idea who is sitting in the front seat of the car. 16;17;48 Until Muhammad Ali turns around and says, it's no trouble at all. We're just on our way to a bookstore to by some bibles and korans. Once the man gets over meeting the greatest of all-time, he insists that he has three bibles in his house, and he would be pleased to give them to Ali in appreciation for the ride. Ali thanks him but says, he wants to pay for the bibles. The man says, no, the bibles were meant as a gift. Ali asked him what he does for a living. And it turns out the man had a stroke and has been forced into retirement. Ali then tries to hand him a big pile of money for the bibles. But the man refuses and this is where things get interesting. 16;18;37 Ali says, take the money, man, I'm trying to get into heaven.(laughter) 16;18;44 (shot of Ali's wife) And the man replied. So am I. Ali is not taking no for an answer. He says, if you don't take the money I might not get in. And the man replies, if I do take your money I might not get in. They arrive at his home, and the map invites him tomeet his wife of 30 years. He gives Ali the bibles. Ali slips the money under a napkin on the kitchen table. They're about to leave and Hannah gives the man her phone number and tells him to call him -- to call her if her needs a ride home from church again. Sitting in the car, Ali turns to his daughter and asks. Would you really go out of your way and pick him up and drive him home? And she says, yes. And with tears in his eyes, he says, that's me in you. [Applause] 16;19;52 (shot of Ali's wife holding back tears) 16;20;04 He says, you're on the road to heaven. Therein lies ally's greatness his ability to see something greater and his ability to inspire others to see such greatness' within themselves. There will never be another greatest like Muhammad Ali. But we together can now embody a measure of his kindness, and his compassion. We can say each of us in our hearts there's a little bit of Ali in me. [Applause] This week, we have mourned the loss and celebrated the life of a Louisville legend and a citizen of the world. And of all the words and all the ways, the most powerful moments have always been made in the voices of young people, repeated in prayer services, and chanted in the streets. I am Ali. I am Ali. I am not the fighter that Ali was. And I may not have the courage which he never lacked. And I am definitely not as pretty. (laughter) But in my heart, and in my hope, and in my prayers I am Muhammad Ali. [Applause] 16;21;36 >> When he say that in our hearts, when we live that in our lives, then we together can build a legacy worthy of the greatest of all-time. So say that now with me. In your heart, and in this room, I am Ali. I am Ali. [Applause] >> You know, one of the amazing things that we've witnessed during our time here in Louisville has been just so many stories of common, ordinary people. There's folks on the street, working in the hotels, the restaurants, virtually everyone has a story concerning how Muhammad Ali touched their lives. He came to my fourth grade class. He helped me out in this or that way. He came to visit me when I was sick. Just on and on and on. And collectively, those experiences, they become sinner ginnic, they become greater than the individual parts. And when we rose through the streets of the city today, I've witnessed something I've never, ever witnessed in my life. [ Applause ] 16;23;10 And I don't think I will ever witness again. I witnessed the power. In our muslim tradition we call it (foreign language) it might be loosely translated as sainthood, I witnessed the power of sainthood. [ applause] Venerable Utsumi is a member of the (foreign language) a Japanese Buddhist order dedicated to working for world peace through the practice of walking peace pilgrimages anti-nuclear weapon pilgrimages and the construction of peace pagodas all over the globe, he will be joined onstage by Sister Denise another member of the order and together they will share a traditional chant with us. 16;24;40 [Buddhist chants] 16:28:25 [Buddhist chants] 16;29;20 Now we will listen to a reading by , Ambassador Shabazz. Ambassador Shabazz is the oldest of six daughters born to el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (?) and Doctor Betty Shabazz. [applause] She probably shares that she is inspired by her parents, their parents, and those before them through the descending generations. The former prime minister of Belize recognized her as a key Ambassador in international cultural affairs and project development and in 2002 appointed her as ambassador at large, powerful and elegant we invite Ambassador Shabazz to read and share and inspire us. [ Applause ] 16:30;44 >>Ambassador Shabazz: Assalamu alaikum. May peace be upon us. All of us. As this is a homegoing celebration I find myself balanced between that of celebration and depletion, loss, that somehow or another, my breathing capacity has been weakened this past week so I ask all of you gathered and afar to please muster up and transmit a bit of your air to me in the memory of Muhammad Ali, thank you all. [ Speaking in foreign language ] WASH 6 ALI MEMORIAL SEVICE LOUISVILLE KY CBS POOL P2 16;31;44 And more as the globe centers at this very moment amidst the holy month of Ramadan where every two hours there's a time zone praying, and including Muhammad Ali and his family in your thoughts. Amidst that are the prayers of all faiths, all those touched, even those that don't claim a religion are feeling something right now in honor of the family and the memory of their father, husband. In the spirit of my parents, Malcolm X Shabazz and Dr. Shabazz, in the presence of my five younger sisters, our children and our grandchildren I would like to first honor his beloved wife, my sister, Lonnie Ali. [ Applause ] 16;32;53 (shot of Ali's wife) 16;32;59 For all the strengths that you know and that resonate beyond. Sometimes you do need a little help no matter how magnificent you are and indeed those that were with him, that loved him, his family members sustain that. His nine children, and I will name them, Maryam, rasheda, Muhammad Jr., Hana, Laila, asaad, Miya, khaliah as well as thier mothers, and the third generation of grandchildren who accompany them. [ Applause ] 16;33;47 (shot of Ali's wife) To his only brother, to his extraordinary example of a best friend, Howard Bingham and to his sister-in-law Marilyn. For all the grief that I am depleted by and others are feeling by his transition, there is none comparable to yours and I know that. On this day and those to come, as you live your waking days with a life without him here presently, very different. 16;34;37 (shot of Ali's wife) Photos, memories, all the things that we have on him that keep him going. He touched you differently and that has to be honored and recognized, never forsaken. [ Applause ] Just know that when you are the descendent of and in the presence of someone whose life was filled with principle, that the seed is in you so that you have to cultivate that responsibly as well. [ Applause ] This moment is very meaningful for me to have been amongst those chosen and blessed by Muhammad himself and affirmed by his wife Lonnie to take part by sharing a prose and a statement during this homegoing ceremony. While he and I had a treasured relationship, the genesis of his love was through the love for my father. Muhammad Ali was the last of a fraternity of amazing men bequeathed to me directly by my dad. 16;35;57 Somewhere between me turning 18, 19 or 20, they all seemed to find me somehow guided by an oath of a promise to my dad long after him leaving this Earth to search for me, and they did. Each one remaining in my life until joining the rest of the heavens beloved summit of fearless humanitarians. This included Muhammad Ali whom my dad loved as a little brother, 16 years his junior and his entrusted friend. There was a double-take when I came upon him, a once childhood per child and now looking right into his face, and you know how he is. He gives you that little dare like, is that you? [ imitates ] From the very moment we found one another, it was as if no time has passed as all despite all of the presumptions of division, despite all of the efforts at separation, despite all of the organized distancing. We dove right into all of the unrequited yet stated and duly acknowledged spaces we could explore and uncover privately. 16;37;18 We cried out loud. His belt, his grief for having not spoken to my dad before he left and then just as loudly we'd laugh about the best of stories, and some that can't be repeated. He was really funny. What was significant as brothers for my father and Ali was their ability to discuss openly anything, all facets of life, namely, the true meaning, as men with great responsibilities be bestowed to them of how to make an equitable difference in the lives of others. A unifying topic was faith and ecumenical faith, respect for faith, all faiths, even if belonging to one specific religion or none, the root of such being the gift of faith itself so in his own words he wrote, "We all have the same God. We just serve him differently. Rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, oceans, all have different names but they all contain water. So do religions have different names and yet they all contain truth. Truth expressed in different ways and forms and times. It doesn't matter whether you're a Muslim, a Christian or a Jew. When you believe in god, you should believe all people are part of one family. [ Applause ] 16;39;11 For if you love god, you can't love only some of his children. [ Applause ] His words and certainly ideals shared by both men, love is a mighty thing, devotion is a mighty thing and truth always reigns. Having Muhammad Ali in my life somehow sustained my dad's breath for me a little while longer. 51 years longer until now. (WEEPING) [Applause] I am forever grateful at our union on this Earth together allowed for me a continuum of shared understanding, preserved confidentialities and the comfort of living in his home town of Louisville Kentucky for the past six years. [ Applause ] 16;40;26 That was not a plan. And mostly for the gift of knowing and loving his wife and children forever forward as my own family, know that. As the last of the paternity reaches the heavens, my heart is rendered ever longingly for that tribe. The tribe of purpose, the tribe of significance, tribe of confidence, tribe of character, tribe of duty, tribe of faith, tribe of service. We must make sure that the principle of men and women, like Muhammad Ali and others, whom dedicated their very being to assure that you get to recognize your own glory, is sustained and passed on like that olympic torch. My dad would offer in state when concluding or parting from another, may we meet again in the light of understanding and I say to you with the light of that compass by any means necessary. 16;42;09 >> Ladies and gentlemen, representing the president of the United States and Mrs. Obama, miss Valerie Jarrett. [ Applause ] 16;42;24 >>Valerie Jarrett: Good afternoon. On behalf of president Obama and Mrs. Obama, I wish to express to you their deepest regret that they couldn't be with us here today as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Muhammad Ali. I first met Muhammad Ali over 45 years ago through his friendship with my uncle Jean and he, my uncle, would be so touched that his son gene is a pallbearer here today. Thank you, Lonnie. Because of my family connection, the president and first lady asked me if I would read this tribute to you, penned by president Obama. 16;43;15 It was 1980, an epic career was in its twilight. Everybody knew it. Probably including the champ himself. Ali went into one of his final fights an underdog. All of the smart money was on the new champ, Larry Holmes. And in the end, the oddsmakers were right. A few hours later, at 4 A.M., after the loss, after the fans had gone home and the sports writers were writing their final take, a sports writer asked a restroom attendant if he had bet on the fight. The man, black and getting on in years, said he had put his money on Ali. 16;44;05 The writer asked why. Why, the man said? Why? Because he's Muhammad Ali. That's why. He said, mister, I'm 72 years old and I owe the man for giving me my dignity. [ Applause ] To Lonnie and the Ali family, president Clinton and an arena full of distinguished guests, you are amazing. The man we celebrate today is not just a boxer or a poet or an agitator or a man of peace, not just a Muslim or a black man or a Louisville kid. He wasn't even just the greatest of all time. He was Muhammad Ali.The whole far greater than the sum of its parts. He was bigger, brighter and more original and influential than just about anyone of his era. [ Applause ] 16;45;30 You couldn't have made him up and, yes, he was pretty, too. He had fans in every city, every village, every ghetto on the planet. He was fettered by foreign heads of state, the beatles, British invasion took a detour to come to him. It seemed sometimes that the champ was simply too big for America. But I actually think that the world flocked to him in wonder precisely because, as he once put it, Muhammad Ali was America! Brash, defiant, pioneering, joyful, never tired, always game to test the odds. He was our most basic freedoms, religion, speech, spirit. 16;46;31 He embodied our ability to invent ourselves. His life spoke to our original sin of slavery and discrimination and the journey he traveled helped to shock our consciousness and lead us on a roundabout path towards salvation. And like America, he was always very much a work in progress. We do him a disservice to gauze up his story to sand down his rough edges to talk only of floating like butterflies and stinging like bees. Ali was a radical even in a radical of times. A loud and proud and unabashedly black voice in a Jim crow world. [ Applause ] 16;47;24 His jabs knocked some sense into us, yes, they did. Pushing us to expand our imagination and bring others into our understanding. Now, there were times when he swung a bit wildly. That's right. Wound up and accidently may have wronged the wrong opponent as he was the first to admit. But through all his triumphs and failures, Ali seemed to have achieved the sort of enlightenment and inner peace that we are all striving towards. In the '60s when other young men his age were leaving the country to avoid war or jail, he was asked why he didn't join them. He got angry. He said he'd never leave. His people, in his words, are here, the millions struggling for freedom and justice and equality and I could do a lot of help in jail or not right here in America. [ Applause ] 16;48;34 He'd have everything stripped from him, his titles, his standing, his money, his passion. Very nearly his freedom. But Ali still chose America. I imagine he knew that only here in this country could he win it all back. So he chose to help perfect a union where a descendent of slaves can become the king of the world. And in the process, in the process, lend some dignity to all of us. Maids, porters, students and elderly bathroom attendant and help inspire a young, mixed kid with a funny name to have the audacity to believe he could be anything, even the president of the United States! [ Applause ] 16;49;35 (shot of Ali's wife) Muhammad Ali was America. Muhammad Ali will always be America. What a man. What a spirit. What a joyous mightyful champion. God bless the greatness of Ali. God bless his family. And god bless this nation we love. Thank you very much. 16;50;28 ANNOUNCER VOICE: Ladies and gentlemen, Lonnie Ali. [ Applause ] >> Ali! Ali! Ali! 16;51;05 LONNIE ALI >> Assalamu alaikum. Peace be upon you. You know, I said something to Matt Lauer yesterday that I firmly believe Muhammad had something to do with all of this and I think we are right. Thank you all for being here to share in this final farewell to Muhammad. On behalf of the Ali family, let me first recognize our principal celebrant Imam _____ and Dr. Timothy Gianotti. We thank you for your dedication to helping us fulfill Muhammad's desire that the ceremonies of this past week reflect the traditions of his islamic faith. And as a family, we thank the millions of people who, through the miracle of social media, inspired by their love of Muhammad have reached out to us with their prayers. The messages have come to us in every language from every corner of the globe. From wherever you are watching, know that we have been humbled by your heartfelt expressions of love. It is only fitting that we gather in a city to which Muhammad always returned after his great triumphs. A city that has grown as Muhammad has grown. [ Applause ] 16;52;37 Muhammad never stopped loving Louisville. And we know that Louisville loves Muhammad. [Applause] We cannot forget a Louisville police officer, Joe Espy(?) Martin, who embraced a young 12-year-old boy in distress when his bicycle was stolen. Joe Martin handed young Cassius Clay -- sorry for tripping up that last word -- Clay, to a future in boxing he could scarcely have imagined. America must never forget that when a cop and an inner city kid talk to each other, then miracles can happen. [ Applause ] 16;53;49 Some years ago during his long struggle with Parkinson's in a meeting that included his closest advisors, Muhammad indicated when the end came for him, he wanted us to use his life and his death as a teaching moment for young people for his country and for the world. In effect, he wanted us to remind people who are suffering that he had seen the face of injustice, that he grew up in a segregation and that during his early life, he was not free to be who he wanted to be. But he never became embittered enough to quit or engage in violence. It was a time when a young black boy his age could be hung from a tree in Mississippi in 1955 whose admitted killers went free. 16;54;50 It was time when Muhammad's friends, people he admired, like Brother Malcolm and Dr. King were gunned down, and Nelson Mandela imprisoned for what they believed in. [ Applause ] For his part, Muhammad faced federal prosecution. He was stripped of his title and his license to box and he was sentenced to prison. But he would not be intimidated so as to abandon his principles and his values. 4:55-Lonnie emotional, almost cries 16;55;29 Muhammad wants young people of every background to see his life as proof that adversity can make you stronger. It cannot rob you of the power to dream and to reach your dreams. We built the Muhammad Ali center and that's the center of the Ali message. [ Applause ] Muhammad wants us to see the face of his religion, true Islam, as the face of love. It was his religion that caused him to turn away from war and violence, for his religion he was prepared to sacrifice all that he had and all that he was to protect his soul and follow the teachings of prophet Muhammad peace be upon you. 16;56;25 So even in death, Muhammad has something to say. He's saying that his faith required that he take the more difficult road. It is far more difficult to sacrifice oneself in the name of peace than to take up arms in pursuit of violence. [ Applause ] You know, all of his life, Muhammad was fascinated by travel. He was child-like in his encounter with new surroundings and new people. He took his world championship fights to the ends of the Earth, from the south pacific to Europe to the Congo. And, of course, with Muhammad, he believed it was his duty to let everyone see him in person because, after all, he was the greatest of all time. [ Applause ] The boy from grand avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, grew in wisdom and discovered something new, that the world really wasn't black and white at all. It was filled with many shades of rich colors, languages and religions. As he moved with ease around the world, the rich and powerful were drawn to him but he was drawn to the poor and the forgotten. [ Applause ] 16;57;53 Muhammad fell in love with the masses and they fell in love with him. In the diversity of men and their faiths, Muhammad saw the presence of god. He was captivated by the work of the dalai lama, by mother Teresa and church workers who gave their lives to protect the poor. When his mother died, he arranged for multiple faiths to be represented at her funeral and he wanted the same for himself. We are especially grateful for the presence of the diverse faith leaders here today. And I would like to ask them to stand once more and be recognized. [ Applause ] 16;58;35 Thank you. Thank you very much. You know, as I reflect on the life of my husband, it's easy to see his most obvious talents. His majesty in the ring as he danced under those lights, enshrined him as a champion for the ages. Less obvious was his extraordinary sense of timing. His knack for being in the right place at the right time seemed to be ordained by a higher power. Even those surrounded by Jim Crow, he was born into a family with two parents that nurtured and encouraged him. He was placed on the path of his dreams by a white cop and he had teachers who understood his dreams and wanted him to succeed. The olympic gold medal came and the world started to take notice. A group of successful businessmen in Louisville called the Louisville Sponsoring Group saw his potential, and helped him build a runway to launch his career. His timing was impeccable as he burst into the national stage just as television was hungry for a star to change the faith of sports. 17;00;02 You know, if Muhammad didn't like the rules, he rewrote them. His religion, his name, his beliefs were his to fashion, no matter what the cost. The timing of his actions coincided with a broader shift in cultural attitudes across America, particularly on college campuses. When he challenged the U.S. Government on the draft, his chance of success was slim to none. That the timing of his decision converged with a rising tide of discontent on the war. Public opinion shifted in his direction followed by a unanimous supreme court ruling in a stunning reversal of fortunes. He was free to return to the ring. When he traveled to central Africa to reclaim his title from George Foreman, none of the sports writers thought he could win. In fact, most of them feared for his life. But in what the Africans call the miracle at 4:00 A.M., he became a champion once more. [ Applause ] And as the years passed and those slowed by Parkinson's, Muhammad was compelled by his faith to use his name and his notoriety to support the victims of poverty and strife. He served as a UN messenger of peace and traveled to places like war-torn Afghanistan, he campaigned as an advocate for reducing the debt of third world debt. 17;01;42 He stunned the world when he secured the release of 15 hostages from Iraq. [ applause ] As his voice grew softer, his message took on greater meeting. He came full circle with the people of his country. When he lit a torch that seemed to create new light in the 1996 Olympics. [ Applause ] Muhammad always knew instinctively the road he needed to travel. His friends know what I mean when I say he lived in the moment. He neither dwelled in the past nor harbored anxiety about the future. Muhammad loved to laugh and he loved to play practical jokes on just about everybody. He was sure-footed in his self-awareness, secure in his faith and he did not fear death. Yet, his timing is once again poignant. His passing and his meaning for our time should not be overlooked. As we face uncertainty in a world and divisions at home, as to who we are as a people, Muhammad's life provides useful guidance. 17;02;58 Muhammad was not one to give up on the power of understanding, the boundless possibilities of love and the strength of our diversity. He counted among his friends people of all political persuasions, saw truth in all faith and the nobility of all races as witnessed here today. Muhammad may have challenged his government but he never ran from it or from America. [ Applause ] He loved this country and he understood the hard choices that are born of freedom. I think he saw a nation's soul measured by the soul of its people. For his part, he saw the good soul in everyone and if you were one of the lucky ones to have met him, you know what I meant. He awoke every morning thinking about his own salvation and he would often say, I just want to get to heaven and I've got to do a lot of good deeds to get there. And I think Muhammad's hope is that his life provides some guidance on how we might achieve for all people what we aspire for ourselves and our families. Thank you. [ Applause ] 17;04;38 ANNOUNCER>> Ladies and gentlemen, Maryam Ali. 17;04;50 MARYAM ALI >> Peace be with you, everyone here, and on behalf of the Ali family, I just want to say thank you to Louisville, Kentucky, all the love you've shown us in our lives has been unbelievable. Also, I want to thank the entire globe. My father was loved all over. The processional today was overwhelming but it was so beautiful. I just want to say we love you just like you love us. Thank you very much. [ Applause ] 17;05;23 As you know, my father loved poetry. He was always rhyming and promoting his fights and he had poems of the heart, spiritual poems and poems to promote and I just wrote a piece for him, in honor of him on behalf of my sisters and brothers and everyone who loved my father. It's called "Thank you our dear father." My heart was sore when your sick spirit soared. Your physical body is no more but my mind tells different tales of all that you taught me, your family and the masses. 17;06;02 Most importantly, the belief in god who created humanity to thrive in quality. You fought for a purpose to uphold the principle that we as a people have divine human rights. Staring right into the eyes of oppression, you proclaim your beautiful complexion. Your god-given skills, your independent will and the freedom of your faith. As your daughter, I am grateful for all of our conversations about men, women and relationships. Guiding me to first have a loving relationship with self, refusing anyone to chip away at my esteem and expect the respect of a queen. [ Applause ] Thank you, our dear father, for asking us to think about our purpose and showing us the beauty of service to others. We marvel that your sincere love for people as you treated all who approached you with dignity. Whether they were rich or poor, your kindness was unconditional. Never perceiving anyone as beneath you. 17;07;25 So many have shared personal stories about what you have meant to them as you have exemplified values and qualities that have enhanced their lives. If I had every dollar for every story, I could pay for the sky. Your family is so proud of the legacy you left behind. But I hope that the history of you can help turn the tide of self-hate and violence, because we are overwhelmed with moments of silence for tragic deaths. Here on the soil, American soil, in the Middle East or anywhere else in this world, we crave for peace. That peace that you rest in now. We will forever cherish the 74 years you graced this Earth. You will be greatly missed. But now we send you off in celebration, a blown kiss and prayers. As you enter your final round. God's last boxing bell will sound in heaven. I love you, we all love you. Thank you very much. 17;09;02 >> Ladies and gentlemen, Rasheda Ali Walsh. 17;09;20 RASHEDA ALI >> I'm, we are so honored that you have packed this room with your love. Thank you all. Thank you so much for being here today. To celebrate our father. You are the greatest father to us. And it was God's will to take you home. Your family will try our best to make you proud, and carry on your legacy of giving and love. You have inspired us in the world to be the best version of ourselves. May you live in paradise, free from suffering. You shook up the world in life. Now you're shaking up the world in death. 17;10;23 (shot of Ali's wife holding back tears) Daddy is looking at us now, right and saying, I told you I was the greatest! No one compares to you, daddy. You once said I know where I'm going. And I know the truth. And I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be who I am. Now you are free to be with your creator. We love you so much, daddy. Until we meet again, fly, butterfly, fly. [ Applause ] 17;11;45 ALI DINICOLA Hello. My name is Ali DiNicola. I was born on Muhammad Ali's birthday, I was named after him. He used to call me the little greatest. We can all learn from Muhammad's example of kindness and understanding. When Muhammad was asked how he would like to be remembered, he said I like to, I like for them to say he took a few cups of love, he took one tablespoon of patience, one teaspoon of generosity, one pint of kindness, he took one court of laughter, one pinch of concern and then he mixed willingness with happiness, he added lots of faith and he stirred it up well. He spread it over a span of a lifetime. And he served it to each and every deserving person he met. Thank you. 17;12;56 ANNOUNCER>>> Ladies and gentlemen, Natasha boncouer. Natasha boncouer: Before I begin, I would just like to say that I'm truly humbled and honored to be here. And I would like to thank the Muhammad Ali center and the Ali family for giving me the opportunity to speak. And to echo the voice that Muhammad has given me. So let me tell you a story about a man. A man who refused to believe that reality was limitation to achieve the impossible. A man who once reached up through the pages of a textbook and touched the heart of an 8-year-old girl. Whose reflection of herself mirrored those who cannot see past the color of her skin. But instead of drawing on that pain from the distorted reality, she found strength. Just as this man did when he stood tall in the face of pelting rain and shouted -- I am the disturbance in the sea of your complacency. And I will never stop shaking your waves. 17;14;30 And his voice echoed through hers. Through mine. And she picked up the rocks that were thrown at her and she threw them back with a voice so powerful that it turned all the pain that she had faced in her life into strength. And tenacity. And now that 8-year-old girl stands before you, to tell you that Ali's cry still shakes these waves today. 17;15;11 (shot of Ali's wife) That we are to find strength in our identities. Whether we are black or white or Asian or hispanic. Lgbt, disabled or able-bodied. Muslim, jewish, hindu or Christian. His cry represents those who have not been heard, and invalidates the idea that we are to be confirmed to one normative standard. That is what it means to defeat the impossible. Because impossible is not a fact, impossible is an opinion. Impossible is nothing! [ Applause ] 17;16;15 When I look into this crowd I smile. I smile to recognize that he is not really gone. He lives in you and he lives in me. And he lives in every person that he has touched in every corner of this world. (shot of Ali's wife) Reality was never a limitation for Ali. For us, just as every punch his opponents threw, impossible is never enough to knock us down. Because we are Ali. We are greater than the rocks or the punches that we throw at each other. We have the ability to empower and inspire and to connect and to unify and that will live on forever. So let me tell you a story about a man. His name is Muhammed Ali. He is the greatest of all time. He is from Louisville, Kentucky and he lives in each and every one of us. (shot of Ali's wife) And his story is far from over. Thank you. [ Cheers and applause ] [ Applause ] (shot of Ali's wife applauding) 17;18;26 ANNOUNCER>> Ladies and gentlemen, John Ramsey. 17;18;35 John Ramsey First of all, on behalf of my fellow Louisvillians to the Ali family, we offer our condolences our heartfelt prayers and for Lonnie Ali a very special prayer. We know that Muhammad was blessed with many gifts but none more precious than Lonnie Ali and we thank you so much. (shot of Ali's wife) You know, I've got to tell you, Louisville, when I was in the procession today and saw the tens and thousands of people and all of the warmth and the love and the respect that was shown for Muhammad, I've got to tell you, my heart swelled with pride. I know he was watching from above and I know he absolutely loved it. He-- I don't think he'd be surprised. I think Muhammad would say, Louisville, Kentucky, the greatest city of all times. I'm feeling good. Man. I tell you what, how can we lose with the stuff we use? [ laughter] I'm feeling so good, I think I'm going to make a comeback and change my name back to Walnut street. That's how good I feel. [ laughter ] 17;19;46 You know, for me, I always felt connected to Muhammad even before I had met him. You know, maybe it was the fact that I was a Louisville boy. Maybe it's the fact that I loved the Louisville Cardinals, like Muhammad. You know, but as our relationship evolved, I found that a lot of people felt this personal connection with Muhammad. And that's part of the Ali magic. You know, initially, for a lot of men my age and certainly myself, it was the athlete that I was attracted to. I mean, that kind of size, that kind of speed, agility, that grace not only made him the heavyweight champion of the world three times but it made him "Sports illustrated" sportsman of the century, the A.P. Athlete of the century and certainly made him the athlete -- a once in a lifetime athlete. But I would argue that the combination of compassion, kindness, love and the ability to lift us up made him a once in a lifetime person. [ Applause ] 17;20;55 You know, Muhammad was blessed with many gifts, as I said, and he was a wise and faithful steward of those gifts. There's many stories about Muhammad but there is a couple that really to me encapsulate what he was all about. I remember back in 2000, I made a trip to the summer olympics with Muhammad and one day he decided we were going to go see a boxing match and I remember we're ringside, the American wins, 15,000 people are chanting, usa, usa! And I thought, this is my olympic moment. You know, I was filled with patriotic pride. The boxer came down from the ring, he took the obligatory picture with Muhammad, the fist to chin shot, hundreds of photographers from around the world were taking pictures, you know, thousands of people cheering for Muhammad and this victorious fighter. 17;21;47 And then Muhammad leaned down to me whispered in my ear, he said, I want to see the loser. I say, excuse me? I want to see the loser. So, I motioned over to an Olympic official and I said, you know Muhammad wants to see the loser. Can we go to the losing locker room? And we get to the losing locker room and there's not tens of thousands of people, there's not any photographers. There's just a kid in the corner on a stool, he's got a towel around his neck, he's got a bloody mouth under his eye. This has got to be the lowest point of his athletic career at the very least. He felt like he let down his country. He is defeated. And the vibe in that room was literally the lowest of low. But then when Muhammad walks in, this kid recognizes him instantly and in broken English he says Muhammad Ali and Muhammad started dancing he said show me what you've got man, show me, and Mohammad starts throwing out jabs and this kid starts ducking and smiling. Muhammad grabs him in a bear hug. He said, I saw what you did out there, man, you look good. You are moving good, you can be a champion, man. Don't give up. And I remember, it warmed my heart how he took this kid from here to here in an instant. 17;22;58 And -- [ applause ] And I remember, I got in the car and I said to Muhammad, I said, Mohammad try to be a nice guy but I've got to tell you, I was caught up in the moment. I didn't give that losing fighter a second thought. I said mohammad you're the greatest. Muhammad said, tell me something I don't already know. [ laughter ] He -- and -- but what I don't want people to forget, no doubt, to me he's the finest example of a human that I've ever seen. The finest example of a great human being that I've ever seen of the kindness that a human possesses. That was Muhammad Ali, but don't forget about this, man. Muhammad was the coolest cat in the room. I mean, he was good looking, he had charm, he had charisma, he had swagger before he knew that swagger was. I mean, I remember, I went to -- when -- was about 25 years ago, he came to town to visit his mother and he wanted to go to outback steakhouse. I has a friend there, was big Mohammad fan, so we came in and at the time here in Louisville, there was a fireman's convention and all of these guys had their engine numbers on their shirt and sure enough I had seen this thing a million times. Man, these guys line up for an autograph. I said, to Muhammad, I said Muhammad, if you'd like, I'll play the bad guy. You know I tell them to let you eat, and you can sign autographs later. 17;24;25 Muhammad would have none of it. He said, no, I'll sign between bites. He's taking bites of his food and he's signing. This one guy walks up, and you could tell he was a big fan. I mean he knew Muhammad. He was scared to death, he-- all of his adrenaline, he said Champ, he said I saw the stand you made, in the civil rights movement, I saw your stand against the Vietnam war. He said, I've got to tell you, champ, you're my hero. He said, I've got a picture of you at my firehouse. You are my hero. Muhammad instantly he wanted to change the channel. So he said to the guy, he said, you know, you're the real hero jumping in fire, saving lives, saving babies, putting your life on the line, he said, man, you are the real hero. And the fireman responds real quickly. I mean he knew all of the nicknames, he said, man, but you, you fought the bear, sonny Liston. He said, You fought the rabbit, patterson, you fought big George Foreman, you fought smokin Joe Frazier. 17;25;15 And Muhammad interrupted real quick and he goes, yeah, but Joe wasn't really smoking. [ laughter ] And I said, Muhammad that's a good line. He goes, you're right. Write that down. But it wasn't all about signing autographs and kissing babies. If there was a village that needed food in a third-world country, Muhammad was on the plane, will travel with check. If there was a conflict and he could be part of a resolution, again, Muhammad will travel. As Lonnie had mentioned, if there were hostages to be released, Muhammad was a man of action. One of my favorite quotes and I think it's right here in your program, Muhammad said service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth and I just want to say, champ, your rent is paid in full. Your rent is paid in full. [ Applause ] Your rent is paid in full! 17;26;15 (shot of Ali's wife standing up clapping) And you know, in fact, I think he's paid it forward. Because he has taught us to love rather than to hate. To look for commonalities rather than differences. So therefore I think he's really paid it forward for all of us. So, as we all know now, you know, the fight is over but I'm here to tell you, the decision is in and it is unanimous, because of Muhammad Ali, we all win. The world wins. Thank you so much, Muhammad. It is time for a man of peace to rest in peace. And thank you so very much. 17;27;30 BILLY CRYSTAL >> Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. We're at the halfway point. I was clean shaven when this started. Dear Lonnie, family, friends, Mr. President, members of the clergy, all of these amazing people here in Louisville, today this outpouring of love and respect proves that 35 years after he stopped fighting, he is still the champion of the world. [ Applause ] Last week, when we heard the news, time stopped. There was no war, there were no terrorists, no global catastrophes. The world stopped, took a deep breath and sighed. Since then, my mind has been racing through my relationship with this amazing man, which is now 42 years that I've known him. Every moment I can think of is cherished. While others can tell you of his accomplishments, he wanted me to speak and tell you of some personal moments we had together. 17;28;52 I met him in 1974. I was just getting started as a stand-up comedian and struggling. But I had one good routine. It was a three-minute conversation between Howard and Muhammad where I would imitate both of them. Muhammad had just defeated George foreman and sports magazine made him the man of the year. A great man, editor for "Sport," was going to host this televised dinner honoring Muhammad. So dick called my agent looking for a comedian who did some sports material. As fate would have it, that comedian was not available and she wisely said -- it's destiny, man. And she wisely said, but listen, I've got this young kid and he does this great imitation and I don't know why, but dick said, okay, I'll try him. I couldn't believe it. My first time on television and it would be with Ali. I ran to the plaza hotel, the event was packed. He said, how should I introduce you? No one knows who you are. And I said, just say I'm one of Ali's closest and dearest friends. And my thought was, I'll get right to the microphone, go into my how word cosell and I'll be fine and I move into the jam ballroom and that's when I saw him for the first time in person. It's very hard to describe how much he meant to me. You had to live in his time. It's great to look at clips and it's amazing that we have them but to live in his time, watching his fights, his experience of the genius of his talent was absolutely extraordinary. Every one of his fights was the aura of a super bowl. He predicted the round that he would knock somebody out and then he would do it. He was funny. He was beautiful. 17;30;57 He was the most perfect athlete you ever saw and those were his own words. But he was so much more than a fighter as time went on, with Bobby Kennedy gone, martin Luther king gone, Malcolm X gone, who was there to relate to when Vietnam exploded in our face? There were millions of young men my age, eligible for the draft for a war that we didn't believe in. And all of us huddled on the conveyor belt that was rapidly feeding the was machine. But it was Ali who stood up for us by standing up for himself. And after he was stripped of the title-- after he was stripped of the title and the right to fight anywhere in the world, he gave speeches at colleges and on television that totally reached me. He seemed as comfortable talking to kings and queens as the lost and unrequited. 17;31;49 He never lost his sense of humor even as he lost everything else, he was always himself, willing to give up everything for what he believed in. And his passionate rhetoric about the life and plight of black people in our country resonated strongly in my house. I grew up in a house that was dedicated to civil rights. My father was a producer of jazz concerts in New York City and was one of the first to integrate bands in the 40s and 50s. Jazz musicians referred to my dad as the branch rickey of Jazz concerts. My uncle and my family, jewish people, produced strange fruit, billie holiday's classic song describing the lynching of African-Americans in this country. And so I felt him, and now there he was just a few feet from me. I couldn't stop looking at him and he seemed to like glow and he was like in slow motion, his amazing face smiling and laughing. 17;32;41 I was seated a few seats from him on the day I said, and in the room all of these athletes in their individual sports, great ones, Gino Marchetti, of the Baltimore Cults, Franco Harries of the Steelers, Archie Griffith who won the Heisman from Ohio state, literally legends, Neil Simon, george plimton, all in a day fawning over Ali who then looked at me [laughter] with an expression that seemed to say what is Joe gray doing here? Mr. Schapp introduced me as one of Ali's closest and dearest friends. Two people clapped. My wife and the agent. I rose, Ali is still staring at me, I passed right behind him, got to the podium, went right into Cocell, hello, everyone, Howard Cocell coming to you live from Zaire. Some people would pronounce it Zaire. They are wrong. It got big laughs and then I went into the Ali. 17;33;49 Everybody's talking about George Foreman, talking about George foreman, george Forman is ugly, he's just so slow. George was slow. I kind of-- and then I got-- and I'm still faster at 33 years of age. I'm so fast I can turn the lights be in my bed before the room gets dark. [ Applause ] (shot of Ali's wife) I'm announcing tonight that I've got new religious beliefs. From now on I want to be known as Ezzie escowitz (?) I am now an orthodox Jew Izzie Escowitz (?) and I am the greatest of all time. [ Applause ] The audience exploded. See, no one had ever done him before and here he was a white kid from Long Island imitating the greatest of all time and he was loving it. When I was done, he gave me this big bear hug and he whispered in my ear, you're my little brother. 17;34;46 Which is what he always called me until the last time that I saw him. We were always there for each other. If he needed me for something, I was there.He came for anything I asked him to do. Most memorable, he was an honorary chairman for a dinner and a very important event where I was being honored by the hebrew university in Jerusalem. He did all of this promotion for it. He came to the dinner. He sat with my family the entire evening. He took photographs with everybody. The most famous Muslim man in the world honoring his jewish friend. And -- [ applause ] 17;35;26 Because he was there, because he was there, we raised a great deal of money and I was able to use it to endow the university in Jerusalem with something that I told to him about and it was something that he loved the theory of. And it thrives to this day. It's called peace through the performing arts. It's a theater group where Israeli, Arab and Palestinian actors, writers and directors all work together in peace creating original works of art. [ Applause ] And that doesn't happen without him. I had so many -- so many funny and unusual moments with him. I sat next to him at Howard Cosell's funeral, a very somber day to be sure. Closed casket was on the stage, Muhammad and I were sitting somewhere over there next to each other. And he quietly whispered to me, little brother, do you think he's wearing his hairpiece? [ Laughter ] 17;36;30 So I said, I don't think so. Well, then how will god recognize him? [ Laughter ] So I said, champ, once he opens his mouth, God will know. So we started laughing. It was a muffled laugh at first but then we couldn't contain ourselves. There we were, at a funeral, me with Muhammad Ali laughing like two little kids who heard something dirty in church, you know, we were just laughing and laughing. And then he looked at me and he said, Howard was a good man. One time he asked me if I would like to run with him one morning. Do road work with him. I said, that would be amazing. I said, where do you run? He said, I run at this country club and I run on the golf course early in the morning, it's very private, nobody bothers me. We'll have a great time. I said, champ, I can't run there. The club has a reputation for being restricted. What does restricted mean? They don't allow Jews there. They don't have any jewish members. He was incensed. 17;37;38 I'm a black Muslim and they let me run there. Little brother, I'm never going to run there again. And he didn't. [ Applause ] My favorite memory was 1979. He had just retired and there was a retirement party at the forum in los Angeles for Muhammad and 20,000 of his closest friends in los Angeles. I performed a piece that I had created, the imitation had grown into a life story. It's called 15 rounds. And I'd play them from the age of 18 until he's 36 ready for the rematch with Leon Spinks. I posted it on the internet last week, footage that nobody had ever seen before, of me portraying Ali doing his life for him all those years ago in 1979. There were 20,000 people there. But I was doing it only for him. That's one of my favorite performances that I have ever done in my life. I sort of got lost in him. I didn't even know where I was at the end of the performance. And suddenly I'm backstage with another heavyweight champion, Richard Pryor and Pryor 's holding on to me crying and then I see Ali coming and he's got a full head of steam, he is looking only at me, nudged Mr. Pryor aside and he whispered in my ear with a big bear hug, little brother, you made my life better than it was. 17;39;10 But didn't he make all of our lives a little bit better than they were? [ Applause ] That -- that, my friends, is my history with the man that I've labored to come up with a way to describe the legend. He was a tremendous bolt of lightning created by mother nature out of thin air, a fantastic combination of power and beauty. We've seen still photographs of lightning bolts at the moment of impact, ferocious in his strength and magnificent in his elegance. And at the moment of impact it lights up everything around it. So you can see everything clearly. Muhammad Ali struck us in the middle of America's darkest night, in the heart of its most threatening gathering storm, his power toppled the mightiest of foes and its intense light shone on America and we were able to see clearly injustice, inequality, poverty, pride, self-realization, courage, laughter, love, joy, religious freedom for all. 17;40;18 Ali forced us to take a look at ourselves. This young man who thrilled us, angered us, confused and challenged us ultimately became a silent messenger of peace who taught us that life is best when you build bridges between people, not walls. [Applause] (shot of Ali's wife) 17;40;50 My friends, only once in a thousand years or so do we get to hear a mozart or see a Picasso, read a Shakespeare. Ali was one of them and yet at his heart he was still a kid from Louisville who ran with the gods and walked with the crippled and smiled at the foolishness of it all. He is gone but he will never die. He was my big brother. Thank you. [ Applause ] 17;41;47 >> Ladies and gentlemen, Bryant Gumbel. 17;41;58 BRYANT GUMBEL >> The great Maya Angelou who was herself no stranger to fame wrote that ultimately people forget what you said and people will forget what you did but that no one will ever forget how you made them feel. That's applied to Muhammad Ali, the march of time may one day diminish his boast and his poetry, maybe even his butterflies and bees. It may even one day dull the memories of the thrilla in Manila and the rumble in the jungle. But I doubt any of us will ever forget how Muhammad Ali made us feel. I'm not talking about how proud he made you feel with his exploits or how special he made you feel when you were privileged enough to be in his company.I'm talking about how he ripped our hearts and our souls and our conscience and made our fights his fights for decades. People like me, who were once young, semi-gifted and black will never forget what he freed within us. Some of us like him took pride in being black, bold and brash. And because we were so unapologetic, we were in the eyes of many, way too uppity. We were way too arrogant. Yet we reveled in being like him. By stretching society's boundaries as he did, he gave us levels of strength and courage we didn't even know we had. But Ali's impact was not limited to those of a certain race or of a certain religion or of a certain mindset. The greatness of this man for the ages was that he was, in fact, a man for all ages. Has any man ever a greater arc to his life? What does it say of a man, any man that he can go from being viewed as one of his country's most polarizing figures to arguably his most beloved. [ Applause ] And to do so without changing his nature or, for a second, compromising his principles. Yeah, you know, there were great pauses and national movements and huge divisions that afforded Ali unusual opportunities to symbolize our struggles. But Harry Truman had it right when he said men make history and not the other way around. Or as Lauren hill so nicely put it, consequence is no coincidence. Befitting his stature as the goat, Muhammad Ali never shied away from a fight. He fought not just the biggest and baddest men of his day inside the ropes but outside the ring he also went toe to toe with critics, outside of societal norms, the U.S. Government. He even fought ultimately to his detriment the limitations of father time. Strictly speaking, fighting is what he did. But he broadened that definition by sharing his struggles with us and by viewing our struggles as his. And so it was that at various times he accepted and led battles on behalf of his race in support of his generation, in defense of his religious beliefs and ultimately in spite of his disease. I happen to have been overseas working in Norway this past week. My buddy Matt called. Told me the champ had been taken to the hospital. This time it was really serious. Right away I called Lonnie who was, as always, a pillar of strength. And as we discussed the medical details, the doctors' views and the ugly realities of mortality, Lonnie said, Bryant, the world still needs him and indeed it does. The world needs a champion who always worked to bridge the economic and social divides that threaten the nation that he dearly loved. The world needs a champion that always symbolized the best of Islam to offset the hatred born of fear. And the world needs a champion who believed in fairness and inclusion for all. Hating people because of their color is wrong, Ali said, and it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong. [ Applause ] Yeah, we do need Muhammad Ali now. We needed strength and the hope, the compassion, the conviction that he always demonstrated. But this time, our beloved champion is down. And for once he will not get up. Not this time. Not ever again. Let me close with a quick personal story. 50 years ago, Muhammad Ali defeated George devalo in Toronto, Canada. The very next day, he showed up in my neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. As Ali got out of the car in the driveway at the home, I happened to be next door shooting hoops in a friend's backyard. I, of course, quickly ran to the fence and for the first time in I was 17. I was awe struck. And man, I thought he was the greatest. Now a half century and a lifetime of experiences later, I am still awe struck and I am convinced more than ever that Muhammad Ali is the greatest. [ Applause ] To be standing here by virtue of his and Lonnie's request, is an honor. To be here today as he goes to his grave is a moment I will take to mine. God bless you, champ. [ Applause ] >> Ladies and gentlemen, the 42nd president of the united States, the honorable William Jefferson Clinton. [ Applause ] WASH 6 ALI MEMORIAL SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY CBS POOL 558P WASH 6 ALI MEMORIAL SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY CBS POOL P2 17;51;17 BILL CLINTON >> Thank you. I can just hear Muhammad saying now well, I thought I should be eulogized by at least one president and by making you last in a long, long, long line, I guarantee you a standing ovation. I am trying to think of what has been left unsaid. First, Lonnie, I thank you and the members of the family for telling me that he actually as Bryant said picked us all to speak and giving me a chance to come here, and I thank you for what you did to make the second now well, I thought I should be eulogized by at least one president and by making you last in a long, long, long line, I guarantee you a standing ovation. 17;51;51 I am trying to think of what has been left unsaid. First, Lonnie, I thank you and the members of the family for telling me that he actually as Bryant said picked us all to speak and giving me a chance to come here, and I thank you for what you did to make the second half of his life greater than the first. Thank you for the Muhammad Ali center and what it has come to represent to so many people. Here's what I'd like to say. I spent a lot of time now as I get older and older and older trying to figure out what makes people tick, how do they turn out the way they are, how do some people refuse to become victims and rise from every defeat. We've all seen the beautiful pictures of the home of Muhammad Ali and people visiting and driving by. I think you decided something I hope every young person here will decide. I think he decided very young to write his own life story. 17;53;39 I think he decided before he could possibly have worked it all out and before fate and time could work their will on him, he decided that he would not be ever disempowered. He decided not his race or his place or expectations of others, positive, negative or otherwise would stop him from writing his own story. He decided first to use these stunning gifts. His strength and speed in the ring, his wit and way with words, and managing the public, and finding out at a fairly young age who he was, what he believed, and how to live with the consequences of acting on what he believed. 17;54;50 A lot of people make it to steps one and two and still just can't quite manage living with the consequences of what he believed. For the longest time in spite of all the wonderful things that have been said here, I remember thinking when I was a kid this guy is so smart and he never got credit for being as smart as he was. And then I don't think he ever got the credit for being, until later, as wise as he was. In the end besides being a lot of fun to be around and basically universal soldier for our common humanity, I will always think of Muhammad as a truly free man of faith. 17;55;50 And being a man of faith he realized he would never be in full control of his life. Something like Parkinson's could come along. But being free, he realized that life still was open to choices. It is choices that Muhammad Ali made that brought us all here today in honor and love. And the only other thing I would like to say, the first part of his life was dominated by the triumph of his truly unique gifts. We should never forget them, we should never stop looking at the movies. Thank Will Smith for making his movie. We should all be thrilled. It was a thing of beauty. But the second part of his life was more important because he refused to be imprisoned by a disease that kept him hamstrung longer than Mandela was kept in prison in South Africa. 17;57;20 That is in the second half of his life, he perfected gifts that we all have, every single solitary one of us have gifts of mind and heart. It is just that he found a way to release them in ways large and small. I asked Lonnie the time when they were still living in Michigan and I gave a speech in southwest Michigan to an economic club there, and sort of a ritual when a president leaves office, and you know, you had to get reacclimated, nobody plays a song when you walk in a room any more, you don't really know what you're supposed to do, and this club, the economic club, they're used to acting like you deserve to be listened to, they have to be reacclimated. So they came to me to this dinner and he sat with me at this dinner. 17;58;26 And he knew, somehow he knew that I was a little off my feet that night. I was trying to imagine how to make this new life and so he told me a really bad joke. And he told it so well and he laughed so hard that I totally got on board and had a great time. He had that feel about, you know, there's no textbook for that, knowing where somebody else is in their head, picking up the body language. Then Lonnie and Muhammad got me to come here when we had the dedication of the Muhammad Ali center, and I was trying to be incredibly gray haired elder states man, dignified, I have to elevate this guy, I am saying all this stuff in high tone, language, and Muhammad sneaks up behind me, puts his fingers up. (shot of wife laughing) 17;58;35 Finally after all the years we had been friends, my endearing image of him is like three shots. The boxer, the man I watched take the last steps to light the olympic flame when I was president, and I'll never forget it, I was sitting there in Atlanta, we knew each other, by then I felt I had some sense of what he was living with, and I was still weeping like a baby, seeing his hands shake, his legs shake, and knowing by god he was going to make those last few steps no matter what it took, the flame would be lit, the fight would be won. I knew it would happen. [ Applause ] 5532 ALI MEMORIAL SERVICE FIBER PATH POOL P2 18;00;49 And then this. The children whose lives he touched, the young people he inspired. That's the most important thing of all. So ask you to remember that. We all have an Ali story. It's the gift we all have that should be most honored today because he released them to the world. Never wasting a day the rest of us could see feeling sorry he had Parkinson's, knowing more than three decades of his life would be circumscribed in ways that would be chilling to the naked eye. 18;01;43 But with the free spirit it made his life bigger, not smaller. Because other people, all of us unlettered, unschooled said would you look at that. Look at that. May not be able to run across the ring any more, may not be able to dodge everybody, exhaust everybody any more, and he's bigger than ever because he is a free man of faith sharing the gifts we all have. We should honor him by letting our gifts go among the world as he did. God bless you, my friend, go in peace.
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CBS POOL FTG MUHAMMAD ALI MEMORIAL SERVICEH/T JAKE INGRASSIA, PAOLA CONTARDO AND SUNNY CHOO WASH 6 ALI MEMORIAL SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY CBS POOL 15;10:47 Bill Clinton walks in 15;11;45 -- service starts 15;11;49 >> All praises due to the lord god of the world. Now please be seated, ladies and gentlemen. In accordance with Muslim tradition, and consistent with the wishes of Muhammad Ali, may god have mercy on him. We begin this program with a brief recitation from the Koran, the scripture of the muslims. A young Imam of the midtown mosque in Memphis, Tennessee, where he's spearheading a neighborhood renewal effort in one of the most blighted neighborhood in Memphis and that effort is centered around the mosque, one of the few African-American graduates of the university. He will share with us a few verses from the Koran. 15;12;50 >> Ladies and gentlemen, Hamza Abdul Malik. [ Applause ] [ Speaking foreign language ] 15;13;12 [ Speaking foreign language ] [ Speaking foreign language ] 15;17;10 (shot of Ali's wife) >> Now with the translation of those verses we would like to bring to the stage the second generation daughter of Syrian immigrants. She's an excellent student. In her spare time, in recent years, she raises money to provide medical supplies, surgical instruments and other forms of medical assistance for Syrian refugees fleeing from the horror of the current conflict in that land and we pray that almighty god brings it to a succession soon. 15;18;00 >> Ladies and gentlemen, Ia Kutma. [ Applause ] 15;18;14 >> In the name of god, the most gracious, the most merciful, truly those who say our lord is god and our upright the angels will descend upon them saying, have neither fear nor sadness, but rather, rejoice in this paradise that you have been promised. We are your allies in this lower life in the hereafter. Where you will have your heart's desire and you will have whatever you ask for. Hospitably from the one most forgiving, most merciful. Who is more beautiful in speech than the one who invites to god and does righteous works saying, truly, I am submitted to god? For good and evil are not equal. 15;19;13 Repel ugliness with beauty and behold the one between you and whom there was enmity is transformed into a warm friend. But no one arrives at the station without great patience and immense fortune. Through prostration, chapter 41 verses 30 to 35. Thank you. [Applause] 15;19;45 (shot of Ali's daughter) >> I forgot to mention that she is a louisvillean, a proud resident of this city. [Applause] 15:20 15;20;05 >> Oh, god, miss this day of ours, you are our protector. What an excellent protector, an excellent helper. Honorable president Bill William J. Clinton, distinguished guests, viewing audience, on behalf of the Ali family, and the city of Louisville, Kentucky, the home of the people's champ. [Applause] 15;20;50 >> Ali, Ali, Ali, Ali. [Chanting] Ali, Ali. 15;21;00 >> We're dealing with time here, folks. Louisville, Kentucky, admirably led by mayor Greg fisher, I would like to welcome you. Give it up for the mayor. [Applause] >> I would like to welcome you to this memorial service for the people's champ, Muhammad Ali. And this time, we would like to introduce our first speaker. Dr. Reverend Kevin W. Cosby. [Applause] 15;21;50 >> Were it not for time, since Cosby rhymes with Ali, we would we would say, Cosby, Cosby, but time doesn't permit. Reverend Cosby is senior pastor of St. Steven church in Louisville, Kentucky. Due greatly to his dynamic bible teachings his congregation has grown over the long years of his ministry. Reverend Cosby combines passion, wit, and intellect as the foundation of the inspirational ministry that is transformed the lives of thousands of individuals. Reverend Cosby. [Applause] 15;22;39 >> Dr. Reverend Kevin W. Cosby: Thank you. I looked into the dictionary for the word, fidelity. And it had two words. Lonnie Ali. [Applause] 15;22;57 >> In 1967, nine months prior to his assassination and martyrdom, Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr. Was interviewed by merv griffin on "The merv griffin show". Merv griffin asked Dr. King a relevant question. He said, Dr. King, what has been the greatest affect and impact that the civil rights struggle has had on the Negro? Dr. King paused and said, besides the dismantling of barriers that prohibited the Negro from free access, the greatest and most profound effect that the civil rights struggle had was that it infused in the Negro something that the anything Negro needed all along. 15:24:07 (shot of Ali's wife) 15;24;00 And that was a sense of somebodiness. You will never be able to appreciate what Dr. King meant when he said, the negro needed a sense of somebodiness until you understand the 350 years of nobodiness that was infused into the psyche of people of color. Every sacred document in our history, every hallowed institution, conspired to convince the African in America that when god made the African, that god was guilty of creative malfeasance. 15;24;55 All of the documents from the constitution said to the Negro, that you're nobody. The constitution said that we were three-fifths of a person. Decisions by the supreme court, like the dred Scott decision, said to the Negro, to the African, you had no rights that whites were bound to respect. And even Francis Scott key, in his writing of "The star spangled banner" we sang, verse one, but in verse three he celebrates slavery by saying, no refuge can save the harrowing enslaved from the sorrow of night or the death of the grave. Every institution from religion to entertainment, from Amos and Andy to Jane and tarzan, infused in the psyche of the Negro, that he was inferior. 15;26;06 But something happened to the depression generation and the World War II generation of African-Americans. Jackie Robinson picked up his bat and hit a ball and the Brooklyn dodgers win the pennant. Joe Louis dismantles the pride of Aryan supremacy by knocking out max melling in 124 seconds. Jesse Lewis runs at ambulatory speed and wins four gold medals. Rosa parks sits on a bus in 1955 and a young seminary student from Boston university stands up and takes the complex ideas of _____ and dips it chocolate so big mama can understand it. 15;27;02 And then from Louisville. [Cheering] -- Emerged the civil-tongued poet who took the ethos of somebodiness to unheard of heights. Before James brown said, I'm black and I'm proud. Muhammad Ali said I'm black and I'm pretty. [Laughter] 15:27:38 (shot of Ali's wife) 15;27;44 >> Black and pretty was an oxymoron. Blacks did not say pretty. The first black millionaire in this country was not Oprah but madam C.J. Walker who made products in order to help black people escape their Africanity. But Muhammad Ali said I'm proud. I'm pretty. I'm glad of who I am. And when he said that, that infused in Africans a sense of somebodiness. 15;28;25 To extrapolate Muhammad Ali from the times in which he lives is called historic presentism. It is to talk about George Washington and not talk about the American revolution to talk about Abraham Lincoln and not talk about the civil war. It's to talk about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and not talk about the depression and World War II. Our brother, Muhammad Ali, was a product of a difficult time. And he dared to love black people. 15;29;05 At a time when black people had a problem loving themselves. [Applause] He dared. He dared to affirm the beauty of blackness. He dared to affirm the power and the capacity of African-Americans. He dared to love America's most unloved race. And he loved us all, and we loved him because he -- we knew he loved us. He loved us all. Whether you lived in the suburbs or whether you lived in the slums. Whether you lived on the avenue or whether you lived in an alley. Whether you came from the penthouse or whether you lived in the projects. Whether you came from Morehouse or whether you had no house, whether you were high yellow or boot black, Muhammad Ali loved you. Our city is known for two things. It's known for Muhammad Ali, it is known for the Kentucky derby. 15;30;19 We hope you will come back and visit our city. The first Saturday in may, we hope you will place a bet on one of the horses, but if you do, please know the rules. What will happen is the horses start in the starting gate and then the signal will be given think will run in the mud for two minutes. And the winner will then be led to the winner's circle where a right of roses will be placed around the horse's neck. We want you to make a bet but please know the rules. You cannot bet for the horse once it's in the winner's circle. You have to bet for the horse while it's still in the mud. [Applause] 15;31;09 And there are lot of people, a lot of people who will bet and have bet on Muhammad Ali when he was in the winner's circle. But the masses bet on him while he was still in the mud. [Applause] Kareem abdul-jabbar stood with him when he was in the mud, Jim brown stood with him when he was in the mud. Bill Russell stood with him when he was in the mud. Howard cosell stood with him when he was in the mud. 15:31:24 (shot of Ali's wife) 15;31;51 Please don't mishear me. I am not saying that Muhammad Ali is the property of black people. He is the property of all people. [Applause] But while he is the property of all people, let us never forget that he is the product of black people in their struggle to be free. [Applause] I went looking for Jesus on a poor west-end street, looking that I would find him as he walked around with men and women with stumbling feet. People who had their heads bowed low because they were broke and had nowhere to go. But then I went looking for Jesus, way in the sky. Thinking he would wear a robe that would dazzle my eye. When suddenly, Jesus came walking by with stumbling feet because he had been hanging with the poor on a west-end street. [Applause] 15:33:06 (shot of Ali's wife and family) 15;33;10 The Muhammad Ali of my childhood had a shuffle but as he grew older he walked with shuffling feet. And I will submit to you he walked with shuffling feet not because of Parkinson's disease but he walked with shuffling feet because he hanged out with the folk in west Louisville who had shuffling feet. Peace and god bless you. [Applause] 15;33;47 (shot of Ali's wife applauding and family standing up) 15;34;00 >> Yes, yes, yes. Yes, yes, yes. Don't give a teenager a telephone and don't give a preacher a microphone. [ laughter ] 15:34:15 (shot of Ali's wife) >> We'd like to bring Senator Orrin Hatch to the stage, now in this seventh term as Utah's senator, one of Utah's senators, he is the most senior Republican in the senate, author of some of the most far-reaching legislation in recent decades. Senator hatch is a seasoned and distinguished public servant. We're deeply honored by his presence today. [Applause] 15;35;00 >>Senator Orrin Hatch: Reverend, that was really good. It's hard for this poor old senator to have to follow that is all I can say. Well, the head of the first fight was Sonny Liston, and Muhammad Ali stood before a crowded pack of reporters and told the world unapologetically who he was. I'm the greatest. That's what he said. But this simple proclamation all took the history and -- Ali took the history and wrote his own title in the textbooks. He was not Muhammad Ali, the prize fighter. Or even the world champion. He was Muhammad all the greatest. His daughters dismissed this as bragging but Ali wasn't talking trash. He was speaking truth. And he was in the world of boxing, he truly was the greatest. [Applause] 15;36;13 (tight shot of ali's wife) 15;36;18 >> With the cut-throat quickness of a street fighter, and the simple grace of a ballerina, Ali moved with the killings like agility and punched with herculean strength. But to assume that Ali's greatness stems solely from his athletic prowess is to see half the man. Ali was great not only as an extraordinary fighter. He was a committed civil rights leader, an international diplomat, a forceful advocate of religious freedom, and effective emissary of Islam. He was something. He was caring as a father, a husband, a brother, and a friend. Indeed, it is as a personal friend that it witness Ali's greatness for myself.I first met Muhammad Ali 28 years ago. Almost to the day, to this day. 15:37:09 (shot of one of Ali's daughters) 15;37;21 I was in my senate office and an assistant said you have a visitor, and I was really surprised that it was none other than the champion himself. The friendship we developed was puzzling to many people, especially to those who saw only our differences. I might say that where others saw a difference, Ali and I saw kinship. We were both dedicated to our families. And deeply devoted to our faiths. He took Islam, and I to the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. We were both products of humble backgrounds and hard scrabble youth. Ali grew up poor here in Louisville and I grew up poor in Pittsburgh. True, we were different in some ways but our differences fortified our friendship. 15;38;26 They did not define it. I saw greatness in Ali's ability to look beyond the horizon and our differences. To find common ground. This shared sensibility was the foundation of a rich and meaningful relationship that I will forever treasure. One of my fondest memories of our friendship when Ali joined news the Salt Lake -- going to listen to the Salt Lake Mormon tabernacle choir. I have to say, it was the same Mormon tabernacle choir -- Ali loved music, and he enjoyed the choir's performance, but he seemed most excited to share his own religious beliefs with those who came to hear the Christian hymns. Ali attracted big crowds that day, and as he always did, and he gave everyone autographed pamphlets explaining his Muslim beliefs. 15;39;31 Hundreds of mormons lined up to grab the pamphlets, and of course I took one for myself. I respected his deeply held convictions just as he respected mine. In our relationship it was anchored by our different faiths. Ali was open to goodness. In all of its diverse realities and varieties. On another occasion, I took Ali to primary children's hospital in Salt Lake City. We visited with downtrodden children who perhaps had never smiled a day in their lifetime. Until Ali showed up. Ali held those kids and looked into their eyes. They would grin from ear to ear. These are kids that never smiled. They were so pained. The nurses were astounded. Never before had they seen someone who had connected so immediately and profoundly with these sick children. 15;40;35 Ali had a special way with kids as we all know. He may have been a tough and tenacious man in the ring, but he was a compassionate and tender around those that he loved. 15:40:48 (shot of Ali's wife) Through all of his ferocity as a fighter, Ali was also a peacemaker, a particular radio host in Utah berated me constantly on the air waves. Week after week. One day the host asked if I were arrange for Ali to meet Utah's former middleweight champion, James Fulmer, for a joint interview. Ali agreed. Knowing that the appearance could help me build some good will, but he also was very interested in meeting James(?) as well. It was an unforgettable experience. Here were two champions, face-to-face, reminiscing about some of the best fights the world has ever seen, and I have to say, in the process, Ali claimed that radio host -- well, he charmed the radio host so much on my behalf, gently transforming an unrepentant antagonist into a respectful starring partner. 15;41;52 So dedicated was Ali to our friendship, that he joined me on the campaign trail during several election cycles. He came to Utah year after year to raise funds for a charity benefiting needy women, women in jeopardy, and families in our state. Ali didn't look at life through the binary lens of Republican and Democrat. So common today. He saw worthy causes and shared humanity. And always willingness to put principles ahead of partisanship, he showed us all the path to greatness. And I'll never forget that greatness. Nor will I ever forget him. [Applause] 15;42;47 There there were many faces to Ali's greatness. His abilities as a boxer, his charisma as a public figure, his benevolence as a father and as a friend. All of these made Ali great. But there was something else that made him the greatest. Ali was the greatest because, as a debilitated and unbroken champion for later years he put is to a greatness beyond ourselves, greatness beyond even Ali. He pointed us to the greatness of god. [Applause] 15;43;35 God raised up Ali to be the greatest fighter in the world of all-time. Yet he allowed Ali to wrestle with Parkinson's disease, an inescapable reminder we're all mortal, and that we are all dependent on god's grace. Ali believed this himself. He once told me, god gave me this condition to remind me always that I am human, and that only he is the greatest. [Applause] 15;44;12 Ali was an unsurpassed symbol of our universal dependence on the divine. He was the greatest because he reminded us all who truly is the greatest. God, our creator. I'm eternally grateful for my special bond with this special man, and for my friendship with his beloved wife, who I love dearly. She is one of the great women in this world. [Applause] 15;44;44 (shot of wife) She was dedicated to the very end and I pray that Ali rested peacefully and Ali will rest peacefully the presence of the greatest of all, even our gods. I can bear testimony that I believe in god. I believe that we're here on Earth for a reason. I believe that this Earth life is a time for us to do what is right for god and for our fellow men and women. I don't know that I've ever met anybody who did it any better than my friend, Muhammad Ali. [Applause] >> God bless you. God bless the family. 15;45;37 (shot of wife applauding) 15;45;45 >> Next we would like to welcome Monsignor Father Henry Kriegel to the stage. Father Kriegel has been instrumental -- has been the pastor of St. Patricks parish in Erie, PA. He was ordained in 1970 and named a domestic prebate with the title Monsignor by Pope John Paul II in 1991. His wisdom, scholraship and spiritual guidance is a source of solace and guidance for catholics and members of other faith communities far far beyond his Pennsylvania home. Father Kriegel. 15;46;35 >> Monsignor Father Henry Kriegel: Let us pray. Loving eternal god, as we gather today in prayer, we do so with an abiding sense of gratitude. Our gratitude knows no bounds as we thakn you for the gift of this good and gentle man. Muhammed Ali opened our eyes to the evil of racism, to the absurdity of war. He showed us with incredible patience that a debilitating illness need never diminish joy and love in our lives. He chided our consciences, he awakened in us a deeper sense of the need to respect one another, to set aside racial differences. The legendary fighter of all time in reality taught us to heal, rather than to fight. To embrace, rather than to turn away. To include, rather than to exclude. While proclaiming himself to be the greatest, he showed us that his greatness lied in his love and concern for others. Most particularly the marginalized, the suffering, the helpless, the hopeless. You gift of him has enriched us, has made us better people, has created a more gentle world. We dare not return him to you today without expressing our gratitude for the gift of him. Amen. 15;47;50 (shot of Ali's wife) 15;48;22 >> Next we will hear a few brief remarks from Dr. Timothy Gianotti. Dr. Gianotti is a professor of islamic studies at the university of waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is equally at home, busying himself with the affairs of the Muslim community as he is sitting in the library and burrowing through books. A true public intellectual. He is the initial and principal islamic adviser to the Ali family. He has been instrumental in assuring that the last days of Muhammad's life, his burial, his bathing, his shrouding, and his burial today, his funeral and burial today, all were in accordance with the strictures of Muslim law. So now I'd like to bring to you the person I affectionately call, brother, doctor, Imam, Timothy Gianotti. [Applause] 15;49;58 >> Dr. Timothy Gianotti: In the name of god who is the loving nurturer of the creation, and the ever compassionate and ever merciful, I'd like to share a prayer today. This is a prayer adapted from a there divisional prayer of the prophet Muhammad. My god's peace and blessings be upon him. But before I do so I would just like to say to the family, to Lonnie, to everyone here, that serving Muhammad Ali has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. 15;50;50 (shot of Ali's wife) Oh, god, you who are the light of the heavens and the Earth, grant our brother Muhammad a light in his heart. A light in his earthly body, now restored to the Earth. A light in his grave. A light before him as he journeys on to you. A light in all that he has left behind in this world. A light to his right, and the lights to his left. Oh, god, increase him inlight. Grant him light. A light in his deeds in this world and a light in the hereafter. A light in the hearts of those whom he loved. And a light in the eyes of those who loved him. 15;52;05 A light in those whom he knocked down. And a light in those whom he lifted up. A light in his words which echo in our hearts. A light in the lives of all those whom he touched. A light in his children and a light in their mothers. 15:52:40 (shot of one of Ali's daughters) A light in his grandchildren. And a light in his devoted wife, Lonnie. Oh, lord, increase your servants in light. And give him light. And embrace him in light. And fill us all with light .[ Foreign foreign ] 15;53;10 >> You who are the light odd Earth, you who are the most merciful of all those who show mercy. [Applause] 15;53;38 >> Next we'll hear a few words from rabbi Michael Lerner. Rabbi Lerner is the editor of a magazine, as the magazine's name suggests, rabbi Lerner has dedicated his life to working, to heal and repair the world. Rabbi Lerner is never afraid of ruffling a few feathers so we asked him to be nice today. Rabbi Lerner. [Applause] 15;54;23 >>Rabbi Michael Lerner: We'll see about the feathers. [Foreign chanting] >> Master of compassion, god of compassion, send your blessings to Muhammad Ali and send your blessings to all who mourn for him, and send your blessings for all the millions and millions of people who mourn for him all over this planet. I come here speaking as representative of American Jews, and to say that American Jews played an important role of solidarity with the African-American struggles in this country, and that we today stand in solidarity with islamic communities in this country and all around the world. [Applause] 15;55;23 We will not tolerate politicians or anyone else putting down a Muslim and blaming muslims for a few people. [Cheers and applause] 15;55;40 (shot of Ali's wife and family standing up and clapping) (shot of Bill Clinton clapping) 15;55;50 We know what it's like to be demeaned. We know what it's like to have some -- a few people who act against the highest visions of our tradition, to then be identified as the value of the entire tradition. And one of the reasons that we in (?) magazine, a magazine of liberal and Progressive jews but also an interfaith magazine, have called upon the United States to stand up to the part of the Israeli government that is suppressing Palestinians, is that we as Jews understand that our commitment is to recognize that god has created everyone in god's image, and that everyone is equally precious. 15;56;33 And that means that Palestinian people as well as all other people on the planet. [Applause] I know the people of Louisville have a special relationship to Muhammad Ali, and I had a personal relationship in the '60s when both of us were indicted by the federal government and before our various stands against the war in Vietnam. I want to say that although he was cheered on as the heavyweight champion of the world, you know the truth is that in all the honor to him, that heavyweight champions of the world come and go, and sports heroes come and go. There was something about Muhammad Ali that was different. 15;57;24 At the key moment when he had that recognition, he used it -- to stand up to an immoral war and say, no, I won't go! [ Applause ] And it's for that reason that tens and millions of Americans who don't particularly care about boxing care about Muhammad Ali because he was a person who was willing to risk a great honor that he got and a great fame that he got to stand up for the beliefs that he had, to think truth to power when the rest of the people around him said, no, no, you're going to lose your championship and it was taken away from him for five years. But he stood up and was willing to take that kind of a risk because of that kind of moral integrity. [ Applause ] 15;58;22 So I want so say, how do we honor Muhammad Ali? The way to honor Muhammad Ali is to be Muhammad Ali today. That means us, everyone here and everyone listening, it's up to us to continue that ability to speak truth to power. We must speak out, refuse to follow the path of conformity to the rules of the game in life. We must refuse to follow the path of conformity. Tell the 1% who own 80% of the wealth of this country that it's time to share that wealth. Tell the politicians who use violence worldwide and then preach nonviolence to the oppressed, that it's time to end their drone warfare and every other form of warfare, to close our bases around the world, bring the troops home, tell those who committed mass incarceration that it's time to create a guaranteed income for everyone in our society. [ Applause ] 15;59;34 Tell judges to let out of prison the many African-Americans swept up by racist police and imprisoned by racist judges. [ Applause ] Many are in prison today for offenses like possessing marijuana that white people get away with all the time! [ Applause ] Tell our elected officials to imprison those who authorize torture and those who ran the big investment companies that caused the economic collapse of 2008. Tell the leaders of Turkey to stop killing the kurds. Tell Israeli prime minister Netanyahu that the way to get security is for Israel is to stop the occupation of the west bank and help create a Palestinian state. [ Applause ] 16;00;37 Tell the next president of the United States that -- tell the next president of the united States that she --- (shot of bill clinton smiling) Tell the next president of the united States that she should seek a constitutional amendment to make all national and state elects funds by congress and the state legislator and all other money be banned, all other money from companies companies and individuals and make it all public funding. 16;01;30 >> Tell her that the way to achieve homeland security is not for us to try new ways of domination, the strategy of domination in the world of the other to get security has been tried for the last ten thousand years and doesn't work. The way to get security is for the United States to become known as the most generous and caring country in the world, not the most powerful. [Applause] 16;02;00 We can start with a global and domestic plan to once and for all ended global and domestic poverty, homelessness, hunger, inadequate education, inadequate health care. So, I want to, as chair of the interfaith network of spiritual Progressives -- by the way, spiritual progressives.org come and join us -- I want to affirm our commitment to the well-being of all muslims on the planet as well as the people of all faiths and secular humanists as well. We wish to pay honor to muslims of the world as the continue today the fast of Ramadan, and join with them in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of Muhammad Ali, a great -- peace be upon him, peace be upon the prophet now ham -- Muhammad and peace on humanity and peace on all of us, amen. [Cheers and applause] 16;03;20 [Chanting] Ali, Ali, Ali, Ali. Ali. >> Time, time, time is not on our side. After that speech, I have to edit my initial remarks, honorable first man William J. Clinton. Chief Sidney hill in 2002, Sidney Hill was selected as Tadodaho, or principal spiritual leader of its people a true friend of the earth and beloved to all who know him, he is a leader whose spirituality is coupled with a passionate pursuit of justice. We are honored that he has come here today to share a few words and a few thoughts with us. Chief Hill. [ Applause ] 16;04;44 >>Chief Sidney hill: [ Speaking only in foreign language ] 16;06;16 >>This is chairman Stevens with us, United Nation from our alliance (?) Nation. Translation: he said, my relatives, it is my responsibility to pick up the words for (?) the people of the longhouse. They wish you well. They want you to be at peace of mind. Now this great darkness that has happened to us, you must understand that you who have gathered us here, that his road is straight. Peacefully, he will arrive at his land. [foreign language] Our creator. It is the same as you call him, Allah. 16;07;30 These were the words. He took the family, your relatives and friends of Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali was the leader among men. And a champion of the people. He fought for the people of color, yet he was man of peace and principle. A man of compassion, who used his great gifts for the common good. The spirit has a clear path to the creator. 16;08;27 To the spiritual leader, six nation iroquois confederation. And myself, faithkeeper, turtle clan, under the council of chiefs, have journeyed here today to add our voice to this congregation of world leaders, in honor of his work, and for the right and dignity of people of color and the common man. [Applause] 16;09;15 He was always in support of the indigenous people of this hemisphere in our quest for our inherent land rights, self-determination, identity, and collective right that include the natural world. We know what he was up against. Because we have had 524 years of survival training ourselves. [Applause] 16;09;50 (shot of Ali's wife clapping) In 1978, a congressman from the state of Washington put a bill into congress to terminate our treaties with the United States. An Indian nations walked from California to Washington, DC, in protest. Muhammad Ali marched into Washington, DC with us. [Applause] 16;10;31 (shot of one of Ali's daughters) 16;10;38 He was a free, independent spirit. He stood his ground with great courage and conviction. And he paid a price. And this country did, too. And we all did. Values and principles will determine one's destiny. And the principles of a nation will do the same. Poor people do not have many options. You fighters know what I'm talking about. He said that ring was Ali's path to his destiny. He said he would be heavyweight champion of the world, and he was. Three times. This is the fourth time, right here, right now. [Applause] 16;11;55 On his journey in life, he lived and learned the hard way. He brought a light into this world. My world. Our world. And that light will shine a long, long time. [ Applause ] Peace, brother. Peace. And on behalf of my friend Ernie and the indigenous people everywhere, peace. Thank you. [Applause] 16;12;58 >> We introduce chief hill, and his words were translated by Chief Oren Lyons who was born into a traditional indigenous family, and grew up on the native reservations of upstate New York. In 1970 he became the chief and faithkeeper of the turtle clan of the onondaga nation. His scholarship, stewardship and leadership is a source of benefit and great blessing for all who know him. Now he want to introduce Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport, Rabbi Rapport is senior rabbi here of the temple here in Louisville where he has been a leader in interfaith work. He has the passion for teaching youth, and in fact it is his work with youth that let him to cross paths with Muhammad Ali. His religious leadership focuses on compassion, care, and working together was all to build a better world. Rabbi Rapport. [Applause] 16;14;24 >>Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport: This is a reading from our memorial prayer on yom kippur. Our day of atonement. Our most sacred day of the year. It was written men decades ago by rabbi Fein, civil rights leader who could never have known when he composed these words he was writing a eulogy for Muhammad Ali. 16;14;49 Birth is a beginning. And death a destination. And life is a journey, from childhood to maturity, and youth to age. From innocence to awareness, and ignorance to knowing. From foolishness to discretion. And then perhaps to wisdom. From weakness to strength, and strength to weakness. And often back again. From health to sickness, and back we pray to health again. From offense to forgiveness. From loneliness to love. From joy to gratitude. And pain to compassion, from grief to understanding. From fear to faith. From defeat to defeat to defeat, until looking backward or ahead we see that victory lies not at some high place along the way, but in having made the journey, stage by stage, a sacred pilgrimage. 16;15;50 Birth is a beginning. And death, a destination. And life is a journey. The sacred pilgrimage to life everlasting. We say words of prayer and they remain words, until we encounter a person who embodies these words and makes them real. I've said these words many times before. At funerals and memorial services. But never have I felt them come to life and speak of a single shining soul as I do today. Muhammad Ali was the heart of this city. The living, breathing, embodiment of the greatest that we can be. 16;16;33 (shot of Ali's wife) He was our heart, and that heart beats here still. [Applause] 16;16;47 Let me tell you a story you already know. It's one of those stories about Ali being gracious to a stranger that so many of us have told, so many times, and in so many we we sometimes forget the lessons these stories were intended to teach us. It's a story Honna tells about her father towards the end of their book, the soul of the butterfly. Honna's driving her father to a book store on one Sunday to pick up some bibles and korans for a project that he's working on. They pass an elderly man standing by the road with a bible in one hand and his thumb in the air with the other. They offer him a ride. And he thanks them, saying that he is on his way home from church. He only needs to go a few miles down the street where he can pick up a cab. Hanna asked where he lives help doesn't want to trouble them. He has no idea who is sitting in the front seat of the car. 16;17;48 Until Muhammad Ali turns around and says, it's no trouble at all. We're just on our way to a bookstore to by some bibles and korans. Once the man gets over meeting the greatest of all-time, he insists that he has three bibles in his house, and he would be pleased to give them to Ali in appreciation for the ride. Ali thanks him but says, he wants to pay for the bibles. The man says, no, the bibles were meant as a gift. Ali asked him what he does for a living. And it turns out the man had a stroke and has been forced into retirement. Ali then tries to hand him a big pile of money for the bibles. But the man refuses and this is where things get interesting. 16;18;37 Ali says, take the money, man, I'm trying to get into heaven.(laughter) 16;18;44 (shot of Ali's wife) And the man replied. So am I. Ali is not taking no for an answer. He says, if you don't take the money I might not get in. And the man replies, if I do take your money I might not get in. They arrive at his home, and the map invites him tomeet his wife of 30 years. He gives Ali the bibles. Ali slips the money under a napkin on the kitchen table. They're about to leave and Hannah gives the man her phone number and tells him to call him -- to call her if her needs a ride home from church again. Sitting in the car, Ali turns to his daughter and asks. Would you really go out of your way and pick him up and drive him home? And she says, yes. And with tears in his eyes, he says, that's me in you. [Applause] 16;19;52 (shot of Ali's wife holding back tears) 16;20;04 He says, you're on the road to heaven. Therein lies ally's greatness his ability to see something greater and his ability to inspire others to see such greatness' within themselves. There will never be another greatest like Muhammad Ali. But we together can now embody a measure of his kindness, and his compassion. We can say each of us in our hearts there's a little bit of Ali in me. [Applause] This week, we have mourned the loss and celebrated the life of a Louisville legend and a citizen of the world. And of all the words and all the ways, the most powerful moments have always been made in the voices of young people, repeated in prayer services, and chanted in the streets. I am Ali. I am Ali. I am not the fighter that Ali was. And I may not have the courage which he never lacked. And I am definitely not as pretty. (laughter) But in my heart, and in my hope, and in my prayers I am Muhammad Ali. [Applause] 16;21;36 >> When he say that in our hearts, when we live that in our lives, then we together can build a legacy worthy of the greatest of all-time. So say that now with me. In your heart, and in this room, I am Ali. I am Ali. [Applause] >> You know, one of the amazing things that we've witnessed during our time here in Louisville has been just so many stories of common, ordinary people. There's folks on the street, working in the hotels, the restaurants, virtually everyone has a story concerning how Muhammad Ali touched their lives. He came to my fourth grade class. He helped me out in this or that way. He came to visit me when I was sick. Just on and on and on. And collectively, those experiences, they become sinner ginnic, they become greater than the individual parts. And when we rose through the streets of the city today, I've witnessed something I've never, ever witnessed in my life. [ Applause ] 16;23;10 And I don't think I will ever witness again. I witnessed the power. In our muslim tradition we call it (foreign language) it might be loosely translated as sainthood, I witnessed the power of sainthood. [ applause] Venerable Utsumi is a member of the (foreign language) a Japanese Buddhist order dedicated to working for world peace through the practice of walking peace pilgrimages anti-nuclear weapon pilgrimages and the construction of peace pagodas all over the globe, he will be joined onstage by Sister Denise another member of the order and together they will share a traditional chant with us. 16;24;40 [Buddhist chants] 16:28:25 [Buddhist chants] 16;29;20 Now we will listen to a reading by , Ambassador Shabazz. Ambassador Shabazz is the oldest of six daughters born to el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (?) and Doctor Betty Shabazz. [applause] She probably shares that she is inspired by her parents, their parents, and those before them through the descending generations. The former prime minister of Belize recognized her as a key Ambassador in international cultural affairs and project development and in 2002 appointed her as ambassador at large, powerful and elegant we invite Ambassador Shabazz to read and share and inspire us. [ Applause ] 16:30;44 >>Ambassador Shabazz: Assalamu alaikum. May peace be upon us. All of us. As this is a homegoing celebration I find myself balanced between that of celebration and depletion, loss, that somehow or another, my breathing capacity has been weakened this past week so I ask all of you gathered and afar to please muster up and transmit a bit of your air to me in the memory of Muhammad Ali, thank you all. [ Speaking in foreign language ] WASH 6 ALI MEMORIAL SEVICE LOUISVILLE KY CBS POOL P2 16;31;44 And more as the globe centers at this very moment amidst the holy month of Ramadan where every two hours there's a time zone praying, and including Muhammad Ali and his family in your thoughts. Amidst that are the prayers of all faiths, all those touched, even those that don't claim a religion are feeling something right now in honor of the family and the memory of their father, husband. In the spirit of my parents, Malcolm X Shabazz and Dr. Shabazz, in the presence of my five younger sisters, our children and our grandchildren I would like to first honor his beloved wife, my sister, Lonnie Ali. [ Applause ] 16;32;53 (shot of Ali's wife) 16;32;59 For all the strengths that you know and that resonate beyond. Sometimes you do need a little help no matter how magnificent you are and indeed those that were with him, that loved him, his family members sustain that. His nine children, and I will name them, Maryam, rasheda, Muhammad Jr., Hana, Laila, asaad, Miya, khaliah as well as thier mothers, and the third generation of grandchildren who accompany them. [ Applause ] 16;33;47 (shot of Ali's wife) To his only brother, to his extraordinary example of a best friend, Howard Bingham and to his sister-in-law Marilyn. For all the grief that I am depleted by and others are feeling by his transition, there is none comparable to yours and I know that. On this day and those to come, as you live your waking days with a life without him here presently, very different. 16;34;37 (shot of Ali's wife) Photos, memories, all the things that we have on him that keep him going. He touched you differently and that has to be honored and recognized, never forsaken. [ Applause ] Just know that when you are the descendent of and in the presence of someone whose life was filled with principle, that the seed is in you so that you have to cultivate that responsibly as well. [ Applause ] This moment is very meaningful for me to have been amongst those chosen and blessed by Muhammad himself and affirmed by his wife Lonnie to take part by sharing a prose and a statement during this homegoing ceremony. While he and I had a treasured relationship, the genesis of his love was through the love for my father. Muhammad Ali was the last of a fraternity of amazing men bequeathed to me directly by my dad. 16;35;57 Somewhere between me turning 18, 19 or 20, they all seemed to find me somehow guided by an oath of a promise to my dad long after him leaving this Earth to search for me, and they did. Each one remaining in my life until joining the rest of the heavens beloved summit of fearless humanitarians. This included Muhammad Ali whom my dad loved as a little brother, 16 years his junior and his entrusted friend. There was a double-take when I came upon him, a once childhood per child and now looking right into his face, and you know how he is. He gives you that little dare like, is that you? [ imitates ] From the very moment we found one another, it was as if no time has passed as all despite all of the presumptions of division, despite all of the efforts at separation, despite all of the organized distancing. We dove right into all of the unrequited yet stated and duly acknowledged spaces we could explore and uncover privately. 16;37;18 We cried out loud. His belt, his grief for having not spoken to my dad before he left and then just as loudly we'd laugh about the best of stories, and some that can't be repeated. He was really funny. What was significant as brothers for my father and Ali was their ability to discuss openly anything, all facets of life, namely, the true meaning, as men with great responsibilities be bestowed to them of how to make an equitable difference in the lives of others. A unifying topic was faith and ecumenical faith, respect for faith, all faiths, even if belonging to one specific religion or none, the root of such being the gift of faith itself so in his own words he wrote, "We all have the same God. We just serve him differently. Rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, oceans, all have different names but they all contain water. So do religions have different names and yet they all contain truth. Truth expressed in different ways and forms and times. It doesn't matter whether you're a Muslim, a Christian or a Jew. When you believe in god, you should believe all people are part of one family. [ Applause ] 16;39;11 For if you love god, you can't love only some of his children. [ Applause ] His words and certainly ideals shared by both men, love is a mighty thing, devotion is a mighty thing and truth always reigns. Having Muhammad Ali in my life somehow sustained my dad's breath for me a little while longer. 51 years longer until now. (WEEPING) [Applause] I am forever grateful at our union on this Earth together allowed for me a continuum of shared understanding, preserved confidentialities and the comfort of living in his home town of Louisville Kentucky for the past six years. [ Applause ] 16;40;26 That was not a plan. And mostly for the gift of knowing and loving his wife and children forever forward as my own family, know that. As the last of the paternity reaches the heavens, my heart is rendered ever longingly for that tribe. The tribe of purpose, the tribe of significance, tribe of confidence, tribe of character, tribe of duty, tribe of faith, tribe of service. We must make sure that the principle of men and women, like Muhammad Ali and others, whom dedicated their very being to assure that you get to recognize your own glory, is sustained and passed on like that olympic torch. My dad would offer in state when concluding or parting from another, may we meet again in the light of understanding and I say to you with the light of that compass by any means necessary. 16;42;09 >> Ladies and gentlemen, representing the president of the United States and Mrs. Obama, miss Valerie Jarrett. [ Applause ] 16;42;24 >>Valerie Jarrett: Good afternoon. On behalf of president Obama and Mrs. Obama, I wish to express to you their deepest regret that they couldn't be with us here today as we celebrate the extraordinary life of Muhammad Ali. I first met Muhammad Ali over 45 years ago through his friendship with my uncle Jean and he, my uncle, would be so touched that his son gene is a pallbearer here today. Thank you, Lonnie. Because of my family connection, the president and first lady asked me if I would read this tribute to you, penned by president Obama. 16;43;15 It was 1980, an epic career was in its twilight. Everybody knew it. Probably including the champ himself. Ali went into one of his final fights an underdog. All of the smart money was on the new champ, Larry Holmes. And in the end, the oddsmakers were right. A few hours later, at 4 A.M., after the loss, after the fans had gone home and the sports writers were writing their final take, a sports writer asked a restroom attendant if he had bet on the fight. The man, black and getting on in years, said he had put his money on Ali. 16;44;05 The writer asked why. Why, the man said? Why? Because he's Muhammad Ali. That's why. He said, mister, I'm 72 years old and I owe the man for giving me my dignity. [ Applause ] To Lonnie and the Ali family, president Clinton and an arena full of distinguished guests, you are amazing. The man we celebrate today is not just a boxer or a poet or an agitator or a man of peace, not just a Muslim or a black man or a Louisville kid. He wasn't even just the greatest of all time. He was Muhammad Ali.The whole far greater than the sum of its parts. He was bigger, brighter and more original and influential than just about anyone of his era. [ Applause ] 16;45;30 You couldn't have made him up and, yes, he was pretty, too. He had fans in every city, every village, every ghetto on the planet. He was fettered by foreign heads of state, the beatles, British invasion took a detour to come to him. It seemed sometimes that the champ was simply too big for America. But I actually think that the world flocked to him in wonder precisely because, as he once put it, Muhammad Ali was America! Brash, defiant, pioneering, joyful, never tired, always game to test the odds. He was our most basic freedoms, religion, speech, spirit. 16;46;31 He embodied our ability to invent ourselves. His life spoke to our original sin of slavery and discrimination and the journey he traveled helped to shock our consciousness and lead us on a roundabout path towards salvation. And like America, he was always very much a work in progress. We do him a disservice to gauze up his story to sand down his rough edges to talk only of floating like butterflies and stinging like bees. Ali was a radical even in a radical of times. A loud and proud and unabashedly black voice in a Jim crow world. [ Applause ] 16;47;24 His jabs knocked some sense into us, yes, they did. Pushing us to expand our imagination and bring others into our understanding. Now, there were times when he swung a bit wildly. That's right. Wound up and accidently may have wronged the wrong opponent as he was the first to admit. But through all his triumphs and failures, Ali seemed to have achieved the sort of enlightenment and inner peace that we are all striving towards. In the '60s when other young men his age were leaving the country to avoid war or jail, he was asked why he didn't join them. He got angry. He said he'd never leave. His people, in his words, are here, the millions struggling for freedom and justice and equality and I could do a lot of help in jail or not right here in America. [ Applause ] 16;48;34 He'd have everything stripped from him, his titles, his standing, his money, his passion. Very nearly his freedom. But Ali still chose America. I imagine he knew that only here in this country could he win it all back. So he chose to help perfect a union where a descendent of slaves can become the king of the world. And in the process, in the process, lend some dignity to all of us. Maids, porters, students and elderly bathroom attendant and help inspire a young, mixed kid with a funny name to have the audacity to believe he could be anything, even the president of the United States! [ Applause ] 16;49;35 (shot of Ali's wife) Muhammad Ali was America. Muhammad Ali will always be America. What a man. What a spirit. What a joyous mightyful champion. God bless the greatness of Ali. God bless his family. And god bless this nation we love. Thank you very much. 16;50;28 ANNOUNCER VOICE: Ladies and gentlemen, Lonnie Ali. [ Applause ] >> Ali! Ali! Ali! 16;51;05 LONNIE ALI >> Assalamu alaikum. Peace be upon you. You know, I said something to Matt Lauer yesterday that I firmly believe Muhammad had something to do with all of this and I think we are right. Thank you all for being here to share in this final farewell to Muhammad. On behalf of the Ali family, let me first recognize our principal celebrant Imam _____ and Dr. Timothy Gianotti. We thank you for your dedication to helping us fulfill Muhammad's desire that the ceremonies of this past week reflect the traditions of his islamic faith. And as a family, we thank the millions of people who, through the miracle of social media, inspired by their love of Muhammad have reached out to us with their prayers. The messages have come to us in every language from every corner of the globe. From wherever you are watching, know that we have been humbled by your heartfelt expressions of love. It is only fitting that we gather in a city to which Muhammad always returned after his great triumphs. A city that has grown as Muhammad has grown. [ Applause ] 16;52;37 Muhammad never stopped loving Louisville. And we know that Louisville loves Muhammad. [Applause] We cannot forget a Louisville police officer, Joe Espy(?) Martin, who embraced a young 12-year-old boy in distress when his bicycle was stolen. Joe Martin handed young Cassius Clay -- sorry for tripping up that last word -- Clay, to a future in boxing he could scarcely have imagined. America must never forget that when a cop and an inner city kid talk to each other, then miracles can happen. [ Applause ] 16;53;49 Some years ago during his long struggle with Parkinson's in a meeting that included his closest advisors, Muhammad indicated when the end came for him, he wanted us to use his life and his death as a teaching moment for young people for his country and for the world. In effect, he wanted us to remind people who are suffering that he had seen the face of injustice, that he grew up in a segregation and that during his early life, he was not free to be who he wanted to be. But he never became embittered enough to quit or engage in violence. It was a time when a young black boy his age could be hung from a tree in Mississippi in 1955 whose admitted killers went free. 16;54;50 It was time when Muhammad's friends, people he admired, like Brother Malcolm and Dr. King were gunned down, and Nelson Mandela imprisoned for what they believed in. [ Applause ] For his part, Muhammad faced federal prosecution. He was stripped of his title and his license to box and he was sentenced to prison. But he would not be intimidated so as to abandon his principles and his values. 4:55-Lonnie emotional, almost cries 16;55;29 Muhammad wants young people of every background to see his life as proof that adversity can make you stronger. It cannot rob you of the power to dream and to reach your dreams. We built the Muhammad Ali center and that's the center of the Ali message. [ Applause ] Muhammad wants us to see the face of his religion, true Islam, as the face of love. It was his religion that caused him to turn away from war and violence, for his religion he was prepared to sacrifice all that he had and all that he was to protect his soul and follow the teachings of prophet Muhammad peace be upon you. 16;56;25 So even in death, Muhammad has something to say. He's saying that his faith required that he take the more difficult road. It is far more difficult to sacrifice oneself in the name of peace than to take up arms in pursuit of violence. [ Applause ] You know, all of his life, Muhammad was fascinated by travel. He was child-like in his encounter with new surroundings and new people. He took his world championship fights to the ends of the Earth, from the south pacific to Europe to the Congo. And, of course, with Muhammad, he believed it was his duty to let everyone see him in person because, after all, he was the greatest of all time. [ Applause ] The boy from grand avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, grew in wisdom and discovered something new, that the world really wasn't black and white at all. It was filled with many shades of rich colors, languages and religions. As he moved with ease around the world, the rich and powerful were drawn to him but he was drawn to the poor and the forgotten. [ Applause ] 16;57;53 Muhammad fell in love with the masses and they fell in love with him. In the diversity of men and their faiths, Muhammad saw the presence of god. He was captivated by the work of the dalai lama, by mother Teresa and church workers who gave their lives to protect the poor. When his mother died, he arranged for multiple faiths to be represented at her funeral and he wanted the same for himself. We are especially grateful for the presence of the diverse faith leaders here today. And I would like to ask them to stand once more and be recognized. [ Applause ] 16;58;35 Thank you. Thank you very much. You know, as I reflect on the life of my husband, it's easy to see his most obvious talents. His majesty in the ring as he danced under those lights, enshrined him as a champion for the ages. Less obvious was his extraordinary sense of timing. His knack for being in the right place at the right time seemed to be ordained by a higher power. Even those surrounded by Jim Crow, he was born into a family with two parents that nurtured and encouraged him. He was placed on the path of his dreams by a white cop and he had teachers who understood his dreams and wanted him to succeed. The olympic gold medal came and the world started to take notice. A group of successful businessmen in Louisville called the Louisville Sponsoring Group saw his potential, and helped him build a runway to launch his career. His timing was impeccable as he burst into the national stage just as television was hungry for a star to change the faith of sports. 17;00;02 You know, if Muhammad didn't like the rules, he rewrote them. His religion, his name, his beliefs were his to fashion, no matter what the cost. The timing of his actions coincided with a broader shift in cultural attitudes across America, particularly on college campuses. When he challenged the U.S. Government on the draft, his chance of success was slim to none. That the timing of his decision converged with a rising tide of discontent on the war. Public opinion shifted in his direction followed by a unanimous supreme court ruling in a stunning reversal of fortunes. He was free to return to the ring. When he traveled to central Africa to reclaim his title from George Foreman, none of the sports writers thought he could win. In fact, most of them feared for his life. But in what the Africans call the miracle at 4:00 A.M., he became a champion once more. [ Applause ] And as the years passed and those slowed by Parkinson's, Muhammad was compelled by his faith to use his name and his notoriety to support the victims of poverty and strife. He served as a UN messenger of peace and traveled to places like war-torn Afghanistan, he campaigned as an advocate for reducing the debt of third world debt. 17;01;42 He stunned the world when he secured the release of 15 hostages from Iraq. [ applause ] As his voice grew softer, his message took on greater meeting. He came full circle with the people of his country. When he lit a torch that seemed to create new light in the 1996 Olympics. [ Applause ] Muhammad always knew instinctively the road he needed to travel. His friends know what I mean when I say he lived in the moment. He neither dwelled in the past nor harbored anxiety about the future. Muhammad loved to laugh and he loved to play practical jokes on just about everybody. He was sure-footed in his self-awareness, secure in his faith and he did not fear death. Yet, his timing is once again poignant. His passing and his meaning for our time should not be overlooked. As we face uncertainty in a world and divisions at home, as to who we are as a people, Muhammad's life provides useful guidance. 17;02;58 Muhammad was not one to give up on the power of understanding, the boundless possibilities of love and the strength of our diversity. He counted among his friends people of all political persuasions, saw truth in all faith and the nobility of all races as witnessed here today. Muhammad may have challenged his government but he never ran from it or from America. [ Applause ] He loved this country and he understood the hard choices that are born of freedom. I think he saw a nation's soul measured by the soul of its people. For his part, he saw the good soul in everyone and if you were one of the lucky ones to have met him, you know what I meant. He awoke every morning thinking about his own salvation and he would often say, I just want to get to heaven and I've got to do a lot of good deeds to get there. And I think Muhammad's hope is that his life provides some guidance on how we might achieve for all people what we aspire for ourselves and our families. Thank you. [ Applause ] 17;04;38 ANNOUNCER>> Ladies and gentlemen, Maryam Ali. 17;04;50 MARYAM ALI >> Peace be with you, everyone here, and on behalf of the Ali family, I just want to say thank you to Louisville, Kentucky, all the love you've shown us in our lives has been unbelievable. Also, I want to thank the entire globe. My father was loved all over. The processional today was overwhelming but it was so beautiful. I just want to say we love you just like you love us. Thank you very much. [ Applause ] 17;05;23 As you know, my father loved poetry. He was always rhyming and promoting his fights and he had poems of the heart, spiritual poems and poems to promote and I just wrote a piece for him, in honor of him on behalf of my sisters and brothers and everyone who loved my father. It's called "Thank you our dear father." My heart was sore when your sick spirit soared. Your physical body is no more but my mind tells different tales of all that you taught me, your family and the masses. 17;06;02 Most importantly, the belief in god who created humanity to thrive in quality. You fought for a purpose to uphold the principle that we as a people have divine human rights. Staring right into the eyes of oppression, you proclaim your beautiful complexion. Your god-given skills, your independent will and the freedom of your faith. As your daughter, I am grateful for all of our conversations about men, women and relationships. Guiding me to first have a loving relationship with self, refusing anyone to chip away at my esteem and expect the respect of a queen. [ Applause ] Thank you, our dear father, for asking us to think about our purpose and showing us the beauty of service to others. We marvel that your sincere love for people as you treated all who approached you with dignity. Whether they were rich or poor, your kindness was unconditional. Never perceiving anyone as beneath you. 17;07;25 So many have shared personal stories about what you have meant to them as you have exemplified values and qualities that have enhanced their lives. If I had every dollar for every story, I could pay for the sky. Your family is so proud of the legacy you left behind. But I hope that the history of you can help turn the tide of self-hate and violence, because we are overwhelmed with moments of silence for tragic deaths. Here on the soil, American soil, in the Middle East or anywhere else in this world, we crave for peace. That peace that you rest in now. We will forever cherish the 74 years you graced this Earth. You will be greatly missed. But now we send you off in celebration, a blown kiss and prayers. As you enter your final round. God's last boxing bell will sound in heaven. I love you, we all love you. Thank you very much. 17;09;02 >> Ladies and gentlemen, Rasheda Ali Walsh. 17;09;20 RASHEDA ALI >> I'm, we are so honored that you have packed this room with your love. Thank you all. Thank you so much for being here today. To celebrate our father. You are the greatest father to us. And it was God's will to take you home. Your family will try our best to make you proud, and carry on your legacy of giving and love. You have inspired us in the world to be the best version of ourselves. May you live in paradise, free from suffering. You shook up the world in life. Now you're shaking up the world in death. 17;10;23 (shot of Ali's wife holding back tears) Daddy is looking at us now, right and saying, I told you I was the greatest! No one compares to you, daddy. You once said I know where I'm going. And I know the truth. And I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be who I am. Now you are free to be with your creator. We love you so much, daddy. Until we meet again, fly, butterfly, fly. [ Applause ] 17;11;45 ALI DINICOLA Hello. My name is Ali DiNicola. I was born on Muhammad Ali's birthday, I was named after him. He used to call me the little greatest. We can all learn from Muhammad's example of kindness and understanding. When Muhammad was asked how he would like to be remembered, he said I like to, I like for them to say he took a few cups of love, he took one tablespoon of patience, one teaspoon of generosity, one pint of kindness, he took one court of laughter, one pinch of concern and then he mixed willingness with happiness, he added lots of faith and he stirred it up well. He spread it over a span of a lifetime. And he served it to each and every deserving person he met. Thank you. 17;12;56 ANNOUNCER>>> Ladies and gentlemen, Natasha boncouer. Natasha boncouer: Before I begin, I would just like to say that I'm truly humbled and honored to be here. And I would like to thank the Muhammad Ali center and the Ali family for giving me the opportunity to speak. And to echo the voice that Muhammad has given me. So let me tell you a story about a man. A man who refused to believe that reality was limitation to achieve the impossible. A man who once reached up through the pages of a textbook and touched the heart of an 8-year-old girl. Whose reflection of herself mirrored those who cannot see past the color of her skin. But instead of drawing on that pain from the distorted reality, she found strength. Just as this man did when he stood tall in the face of pelting rain and shouted -- I am the disturbance in the sea of your complacency. And I will never stop shaking your waves. 17;14;30 And his voice echoed through hers. Through mine. And she picked up the rocks that were thrown at her and she threw them back with a voice so powerful that it turned all the pain that she had faced in her life into strength. And tenacity. And now that 8-year-old girl stands before you, to tell you that Ali's cry still shakes these waves today. 17;15;11 (shot of Ali's wife) That we are to find strength in our identities. Whether we are black or white or Asian or hispanic. Lgbt, disabled or able-bodied. Muslim, jewish, hindu or Christian. His cry represents those who have not been heard, and invalidates the idea that we are to be confirmed to one normative standard. That is what it means to defeat the impossible. Because impossible is not a fact, impossible is an opinion. Impossible is nothing! [ Applause ] 17;16;15 When I look into this crowd I smile. I smile to recognize that he is not really gone. He lives in you and he lives in me. And he lives in every person that he has touched in every corner of this world. (shot of Ali's wife) Reality was never a limitation for Ali. For us, just as every punch his opponents threw, impossible is never enough to knock us down. Because we are Ali. We are greater than the rocks or the punches that we throw at each other. We have the ability to empower and inspire and to connect and to unify and that will live on forever. So let me tell you a story about a man. His name is Muhammed Ali. He is the greatest of all time. He is from Louisville, Kentucky and he lives in each and every one of us. (shot of Ali's wife) And his story is far from over. Thank you. [ Cheers and applause ] [ Applause ] (shot of Ali's wife applauding) 17;18;26 ANNOUNCER>> Ladies and gentlemen, John Ramsey. 17;18;35 John Ramsey First of all, on behalf of my fellow Louisvillians to the Ali family, we offer our condolences our heartfelt prayers and for Lonnie Ali a very special prayer. We know that Muhammad was blessed with many gifts but none more precious than Lonnie Ali and we thank you so much. (shot of Ali's wife) You know, I've got to tell you, Louisville, when I was in the procession today and saw the tens and thousands of people and all of the warmth and the love and the respect that was shown for Muhammad, I've got to tell you, my heart swelled with pride. I know he was watching from above and I know he absolutely loved it. He-- I don't think he'd be surprised. I think Muhammad would say, Louisville, Kentucky, the greatest city of all times. I'm feeling good. Man. I tell you what, how can we lose with the stuff we use? [ laughter] I'm feeling so good, I think I'm going to make a comeback and change my name back to Walnut street. That's how good I feel. [ laughter ] 17;19;46 You know, for me, I always felt connected to Muhammad even before I had met him. You know, maybe it was the fact that I was a Louisville boy. Maybe it's the fact that I loved the Louisville Cardinals, like Muhammad. You know, but as our relationship evolved, I found that a lot of people felt this personal connection with Muhammad. And that's part of the Ali magic. You know, initially, for a lot of men my age and certainly myself, it was the athlete that I was attracted to. I mean, that kind of size, that kind of speed, agility, that grace not only made him the heavyweight champion of the world three times but it made him "Sports illustrated" sportsman of the century, the A.P. Athlete of the century and certainly made him the athlete -- a once in a lifetime athlete. But I would argue that the combination of compassion, kindness, love and the ability to lift us up made him a once in a lifetime person. [ Applause ] 17;20;55 You know, Muhammad was blessed with many gifts, as I said, and he was a wise and faithful steward of those gifts. There's many stories about Muhammad but there is a couple that really to me encapsulate what he was all about. I remember back in 2000, I made a trip to the summer olympics with Muhammad and one day he decided we were going to go see a boxing match and I remember we're ringside, the American wins, 15,000 people are chanting, usa, usa! And I thought, this is my olympic moment. You know, I was filled with patriotic pride. The boxer came down from the ring, he took the obligatory picture with Muhammad, the fist to chin shot, hundreds of photographers from around the world were taking pictures, you know, thousands of people cheering for Muhammad and this victorious fighter. 17;21;47 And then Muhammad leaned down to me whispered in my ear, he said, I want to see the loser. I say, excuse me? I want to see the loser. So, I motioned over to an Olympic official and I said, you know Muhammad wants to see the loser. Can we go to the losing locker room? And we get to the losing locker room and there's not tens of thousands of people, there's not any photographers. There's just a kid in the corner on a stool, he's got a towel around his neck, he's got a bloody mouth under his eye. This has got to be the lowest point of his athletic career at the very least. He felt like he let down his country. He is defeated. And the vibe in that room was literally the lowest of low. But then when Muhammad walks in, this kid recognizes him instantly and in broken English he says Muhammad Ali and Muhammad started dancing he said show me what you've got man, show me, and Mohammad starts throwing out jabs and this kid starts ducking and smiling. Muhammad grabs him in a bear hug. He said, I saw what you did out there, man, you look good. You are moving good, you can be a champion, man. Don't give up. And I remember, it warmed my heart how he took this kid from here to here in an instant. 17;22;58 And -- [ applause ] And I remember, I got in the car and I said to Muhammad, I said, Mohammad try to be a nice guy but I've got to tell you, I was caught up in the moment. I didn't give that losing fighter a second thought. I said mohammad you're the greatest. Muhammad said, tell me something I don't already know. [ laughter ] He -- and -- but what I don't want people to forget, no doubt, to me he's the finest example of a human that I've ever seen. The finest example of a great human being that I've ever seen of the kindness that a human possesses. That was Muhammad Ali, but don't forget about this, man. Muhammad was the coolest cat in the room. I mean, he was good looking, he had charm, he had charisma, he had swagger before he knew that swagger was. I mean, I remember, I went to -- when -- was about 25 years ago, he came to town to visit his mother and he wanted to go to outback steakhouse. I has a friend there, was big Mohammad fan, so we came in and at the time here in Louisville, there was a fireman's convention and all of these guys had their engine numbers on their shirt and sure enough I had seen this thing a million times. Man, these guys line up for an autograph. I said, to Muhammad, I said Muhammad, if you'd like, I'll play the bad guy. You know I tell them to let you eat, and you can sign autographs later. 17;24;25 Muhammad would have none of it. He said, no, I'll sign between bites. He's taking bites of his food and he's signing. This one guy walks up, and you could tell he was a big fan. I mean he knew Muhammad. He was scared to death, he-- all of his adrenaline, he said Champ, he said I saw the stand you made, in the civil rights movement, I saw your stand against the Vietnam war. He said, I've got to tell you, champ, you're my hero. He said, I've got a picture of you at my firehouse. You are my hero. Muhammad instantly he wanted to change the channel. So he said to the guy, he said, you know, you're the real hero jumping in fire, saving lives, saving babies, putting your life on the line, he said, man, you are the real hero. And the fireman responds real quickly. I mean he knew all of the nicknames, he said, man, but you, you fought the bear, sonny Liston. He said, You fought the rabbit, patterson, you fought big George Foreman, you fought smokin Joe Frazier. 17;25;15 And Muhammad interrupted real quick and he goes, yeah, but Joe wasn't really smoking. [ laughter ] And I said, Muhammad that's a good line. He goes, you're right. Write that down. But it wasn't all about signing autographs and kissing babies. If there was a village that needed food in a third-world country, Muhammad was on the plane, will travel with check. If there was a conflict and he could be part of a resolution, again, Muhammad will travel. As Lonnie had mentioned, if there were hostages to be released, Muhammad was a man of action. One of my favorite quotes and I think it's right here in your program, Muhammad said service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth and I just want to say, champ, your rent is paid in full. Your rent is paid in full. [ Applause ] Your rent is paid in full! 17;26;15 (shot of Ali's wife standing up clapping) And you know, in fact, I think he's paid it forward. Because he has taught us to love rather than to hate. To look for commonalities rather than differences. So therefore I think he's really paid it forward for all of us. So, as we all know now, you know, the fight is over but I'm here to tell you, the decision is in and it is unanimous, because of Muhammad Ali, we all win. The world wins. Thank you so much, Muhammad. It is time for a man of peace to rest in peace. And thank you so very much. 17;27;30 BILLY CRYSTAL >> Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. We're at the halfway point. I was clean shaven when this started. Dear Lonnie, family, friends, Mr. President, members of the clergy, all of these amazing people here in Louisville, today this outpouring of love and respect proves that 35 years after he stopped fighting, he is still the champion of the world. [ Applause ] Last week, when we heard the news, time stopped. There was no war, there were no terrorists, no global catastrophes. The world stopped, took a deep breath and sighed. Since then, my mind has been racing through my relationship with this amazing man, which is now 42 years that I've known him. Every moment I can think of is cherished. While others can tell you of his accomplishments, he wanted me to speak and tell you of some personal moments we had together. 17;28;52 I met him in 1974. I was just getting started as a stand-up comedian and struggling. But I had one good routine. It was a three-minute conversation between Howard and Muhammad where I would imitate both of them. Muhammad had just defeated George foreman and sports magazine made him the man of the year. A great man, editor for "Sport," was going to host this televised dinner honoring Muhammad. So dick called my agent looking for a comedian who did some sports material. As fate would have it, that comedian was not available and she wisely said -- it's destiny, man. And she wisely said, but listen, I've got this young kid and he does this great imitation and I don't know why, but dick said, okay, I'll try him. I couldn't believe it. My first time on television and it would be with Ali. I ran to the plaza hotel, the event was packed. He said, how should I introduce you? No one knows who you are. And I said, just say I'm one of Ali's closest and dearest friends. And my thought was, I'll get right to the microphone, go into my how word cosell and I'll be fine and I move into the jam ballroom and that's when I saw him for the first time in person. It's very hard to describe how much he meant to me. You had to live in his time. It's great to look at clips and it's amazing that we have them but to live in his time, watching his fights, his experience of the genius of his talent was absolutely extraordinary. Every one of his fights was the aura of a super bowl. He predicted the round that he would knock somebody out and then he would do it. He was funny. He was beautiful. 17;30;57 He was the most perfect athlete you ever saw and those were his own words. But he was so much more than a fighter as time went on, with Bobby Kennedy gone, martin Luther king gone, Malcolm X gone, who was there to relate to when Vietnam exploded in our face? There were millions of young men my age, eligible for the draft for a war that we didn't believe in. And all of us huddled on the conveyor belt that was rapidly feeding the was machine. But it was Ali who stood up for us by standing up for himself. And after he was stripped of the title-- after he was stripped of the title and the right to fight anywhere in the world, he gave speeches at colleges and on television that totally reached me. He seemed as comfortable talking to kings and queens as the lost and unrequited. 17;31;49 He never lost his sense of humor even as he lost everything else, he was always himself, willing to give up everything for what he believed in. And his passionate rhetoric about the life and plight of black people in our country resonated strongly in my house. I grew up in a house that was dedicated to civil rights. My father was a producer of jazz concerts in New York City and was one of the first to integrate bands in the 40s and 50s. Jazz musicians referred to my dad as the branch rickey of Jazz concerts. My uncle and my family, jewish people, produced strange fruit, billie holiday's classic song describing the lynching of African-Americans in this country. And so I felt him, and now there he was just a few feet from me. I couldn't stop looking at him and he seemed to like glow and he was like in slow motion, his amazing face smiling and laughing. 17;32;41 I was seated a few seats from him on the day I said, and in the room all of these athletes in their individual sports, great ones, Gino Marchetti, of the Baltimore Cults, Franco Harries of the Steelers, Archie Griffith who won the Heisman from Ohio state, literally legends, Neil Simon, george plimton, all in a day fawning over Ali who then looked at me [laughter] with an expression that seemed to say what is Joe gray doing here? Mr. Schapp introduced me as one of Ali's closest and dearest friends. Two people clapped. My wife and the agent. I rose, Ali is still staring at me, I passed right behind him, got to the podium, went right into Cocell, hello, everyone, Howard Cocell coming to you live from Zaire. Some people would pronounce it Zaire. They are wrong. It got big laughs and then I went into the Ali. 17;33;49 Everybody's talking about George Foreman, talking about George foreman, george Forman is ugly, he's just so slow. George was slow. I kind of-- and then I got-- and I'm still faster at 33 years of age. I'm so fast I can turn the lights be in my bed before the room gets dark. [ Applause ] (shot of Ali's wife) I'm announcing tonight that I've got new religious beliefs. From now on I want to be known as Ezzie escowitz (?) I am now an orthodox Jew Izzie Escowitz (?) and I am the greatest of all time. [ Applause ] The audience exploded. See, no one had ever done him before and here he was a white kid from Long Island imitating the greatest of all time and he was loving it. When I was done, he gave me this big bear hug and he whispered in my ear, you're my little brother. 17;34;46 Which is what he always called me until the last time that I saw him. We were always there for each other. If he needed me for something, I was there.He came for anything I asked him to do. Most memorable, he was an honorary chairman for a dinner and a very important event where I was being honored by the hebrew university in Jerusalem. He did all of this promotion for it. He came to the dinner. He sat with my family the entire evening. He took photographs with everybody. The most famous Muslim man in the world honoring his jewish friend. And -- [ applause ] 17;35;26 Because he was there, because he was there, we raised a great deal of money and I was able to use it to endow the university in Jerusalem with something that I told to him about and it was something that he loved the theory of. And it thrives to this day. It's called peace through the performing arts. It's a theater group where Israeli, Arab and Palestinian actors, writers and directors all work together in peace creating original works of art. [ Applause ] And that doesn't happen without him. I had so many -- so many funny and unusual moments with him. I sat next to him at Howard Cosell's funeral, a very somber day to be sure. Closed casket was on the stage, Muhammad and I were sitting somewhere over there next to each other. And he quietly whispered to me, little brother, do you think he's wearing his hairpiece? [ Laughter ] 17;36;30 So I said, I don't think so. Well, then how will god recognize him? [ Laughter ] So I said, champ, once he opens his mouth, God will know. So we started laughing. It was a muffled laugh at first but then we couldn't contain ourselves. There we were, at a funeral, me with Muhammad Ali laughing like two little kids who heard something dirty in church, you know, we were just laughing and laughing. And then he looked at me and he said, Howard was a good man. One time he asked me if I would like to run with him one morning. Do road work with him. I said, that would be amazing. I said, where do you run? He said, I run at this country club and I run on the golf course early in the morning, it's very private, nobody bothers me. We'll have a great time. I said, champ, I can't run there. The club has a reputation for being restricted. What does restricted mean? They don't allow Jews there. They don't have any jewish members. He was incensed. 17;37;38 I'm a black Muslim and they let me run there. Little brother, I'm never going to run there again. And he didn't. [ Applause ] My favorite memory was 1979. He had just retired and there was a retirement party at the forum in los Angeles for Muhammad and 20,000 of his closest friends in los Angeles. I performed a piece that I had created, the imitation had grown into a life story. It's called 15 rounds. And I'd play them from the age of 18 until he's 36 ready for the rematch with Leon Spinks. I posted it on the internet last week, footage that nobody had ever seen before, of me portraying Ali doing his life for him all those years ago in 1979. There were 20,000 people there. But I was doing it only for him. That's one of my favorite performances that I have ever done in my life. I sort of got lost in him. I didn't even know where I was at the end of the performance. And suddenly I'm backstage with another heavyweight champion, Richard Pryor and Pryor 's holding on to me crying and then I see Ali coming and he's got a full head of steam, he is looking only at me, nudged Mr. Pryor aside and he whispered in my ear with a big bear hug, little brother, you made my life better than it was. 17;39;10 But didn't he make all of our lives a little bit better than they were? [ Applause ] That -- that, my friends, is my history with the man that I've labored to come up with a way to describe the legend. He was a tremendous bolt of lightning created by mother nature out of thin air, a fantastic combination of power and beauty. We've seen still photographs of lightning bolts at the moment of impact, ferocious in his strength and magnificent in his elegance. And at the moment of impact it lights up everything around it. So you can see everything clearly. Muhammad Ali struck us in the middle of America's darkest night, in the heart of its most threatening gathering storm, his power toppled the mightiest of foes and its intense light shone on America and we were able to see clearly injustice, inequality, poverty, pride, self-realization, courage, laughter, love, joy, religious freedom for all. 17;40;18 Ali forced us to take a look at ourselves. This young man who thrilled us, angered us, confused and challenged us ultimately became a silent messenger of peace who taught us that life is best when you build bridges between people, not walls. [Applause] (shot of Ali's wife) 17;40;50 My friends, only once in a thousand years or so do we get to hear a mozart or see a Picasso, read a Shakespeare. Ali was one of them and yet at his heart he was still a kid from Louisville who ran with the gods and walked with the crippled and smiled at the foolishness of it all. He is gone but he will never die. He was my big brother. Thank you. [ Applause ] 17;41;47 >> Ladies and gentlemen, Bryant Gumbel. 17;41;58 BRYANT GUMBEL >> The great Maya Angelou who was herself no stranger to fame wrote that ultimately people forget what you said and people will forget what you did but that no one will ever forget how you made them feel. That's applied to Muhammad Ali, the march of time may one day diminish his boast and his poetry, maybe even his butterflies and bees. It may even one day dull the memories of the thrilla in Manila and the rumble in the jungle. But I doubt any of us will ever forget how Muhammad Ali made us feel. I'm not talking about how proud he made you feel with his exploits or how special he made you feel when you were privileged enough to be in his company.I'm talking about how he ripped our hearts and our souls and our conscience and made our fights his fights for decades. People like me, who were once young, semi-gifted and black will never forget what he freed within us. Some of us like him took pride in being black, bold and brash. And because we were so unapologetic, we were in the eyes of many, way too uppity. We were way too arrogant. Yet we reveled in being like him. By stretching society's boundaries as he did, he gave us levels of strength and courage we didn't even know we had. But Ali's impact was not limited to those of a certain race or of a certain religion or of a certain mindset. The greatness of this man for the ages was that he was, in fact, a man for all ages. Has any man ever a greater arc to his life? What does it say of a man, any man that he can go from being viewed as one of his country's most polarizing figures to arguably his most beloved. [ Applause ] And to do so without changing his nature or, for a second, compromising his principles. Yeah, you know, there were great pauses and national movements and huge divisions that afforded Ali unusual opportunities to symbolize our struggles. But Harry Truman had it right when he said men make history and not the other way around. Or as Lauren hill so nicely put it, consequence is no coincidence. Befitting his stature as the goat, Muhammad Ali never shied away from a fight. He fought not just the biggest and baddest men of his day inside the ropes but outside the ring he also went toe to toe with critics, outside of societal norms, the U.S. Government. He even fought ultimately to his detriment the limitations of father time. Strictly speaking, fighting is what he did. But he broadened that definition by sharing his struggles with us and by viewing our struggles as his. And so it was that at various times he accepted and led battles on behalf of his race in support of his generation, in defense of his religious beliefs and ultimately in spite of his disease. I happen to have been overseas working in Norway this past week. My buddy Matt called. Told me the champ had been taken to the hospital. This time it was really serious. Right away I called Lonnie who was, as always, a pillar of strength. And as we discussed the medical details, the doctors' views and the ugly realities of mortality, Lonnie said, Bryant, the world still needs him and indeed it does. The world needs a champion who always worked to bridge the economic and social divides that threaten the nation that he dearly loved. The world needs a champion that always symbolized the best of Islam to offset the hatred born of fear. And the world needs a champion who believed in fairness and inclusion for all. Hating people because of their color is wrong, Ali said, and it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong. [ Applause ] Yeah, we do need Muhammad Ali now. We needed strength and the hope, the compassion, the conviction that he always demonstrated. But this time, our beloved champion is down. And for once he will not get up. Not this time. Not ever again. Let me close with a quick personal story. 50 years ago, Muhammad Ali defeated George devalo in Toronto, Canada. The very next day, he showed up in my neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. As Ali got out of the car in the driveway at the home, I happened to be next door shooting hoops in a friend's backyard. I, of course, quickly ran to the fence and for the first time in I was 17. I was awe struck. And man, I thought he was the greatest. Now a half century and a lifetime of experiences later, I am still awe struck and I am convinced more than ever that Muhammad Ali is the greatest. [ Applause ] To be standing here by virtue of his and Lonnie's request, is an honor. To be here today as he goes to his grave is a moment I will take to mine. God bless you, champ. [ Applause ] >> Ladies and gentlemen, the 42nd president of the united States, the honorable William Jefferson Clinton. [ Applause ] WASH 6 ALI MEMORIAL SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY CBS POOL 558P WASH 6 ALI MEMORIAL SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY CBS POOL P2 17;51;17 BILL CLINTON >> Thank you. I can just hear Muhammad saying now well, I thought I should be eulogized by at least one president and by making you last in a long, long, long line, I guarantee you a standing ovation. I am trying to think of what has been left unsaid. First, Lonnie, I thank you and the members of the family for telling me that he actually as Bryant said picked us all to speak and giving me a chance to come here, and I thank you for what you did to make the second now well, I thought I should be eulogized by at least one president and by making you last in a long, long, long line, I guarantee you a standing ovation. 17;51;51 I am trying to think of what has been left unsaid. First, Lonnie, I thank you and the members of the family for telling me that he actually as Bryant said picked us all to speak and giving me a chance to come here, and I thank you for what you did to make the second half of his life greater than the first. Thank you for the Muhammad Ali center and what it has come to represent to so many people. Here's what I'd like to say. I spent a lot of time now as I get older and older and older trying to figure out what makes people tick, how do they turn out the way they are, how do some people refuse to become victims and rise from every defeat. We've all seen the beautiful pictures of the home of Muhammad Ali and people visiting and driving by. I think you decided something I hope every young person here will decide. I think he decided very young to write his own life story. 17;53;39 I think he decided before he could possibly have worked it all out and before fate and time could work their will on him, he decided that he would not be ever disempowered. He decided not his race or his place or expectations of others, positive, negative or otherwise would stop him from writing his own story. He decided first to use these stunning gifts. His strength and speed in the ring, his wit and way with words, and managing the public, and finding out at a fairly young age who he was, what he believed, and how to live with the consequences of acting on what he believed. 17;54;50 A lot of people make it to steps one and two and still just can't quite manage living with the consequences of what he believed. For the longest time in spite of all the wonderful things that have been said here, I remember thinking when I was a kid this guy is so smart and he never got credit for being as smart as he was. And then I don't think he ever got the credit for being, until later, as wise as he was. In the end besides being a lot of fun to be around and basically universal soldier for our common humanity, I will always think of Muhammad as a truly free man of faith. 17;55;50 And being a man of faith he realized he would never be in full control of his life. Something like Parkinson's could come along. But being free, he realized that life still was open to choices. It is choices that Muhammad Ali made that brought us all here today in honor and love. And the only other thing I would like to say, the first part of his life was dominated by the triumph of his truly unique gifts. We should never forget them, we should never stop looking at the movies. Thank Will Smith for making his movie. We should all be thrilled. It was a thing of beauty. But the second part of his life was more important because he refused to be imprisoned by a disease that kept him hamstrung longer than Mandela was kept in prison in South Africa. 17;57;20 That is in the second half of his life, he perfected gifts that we all have, every single solitary one of us have gifts of mind and heart. It is just that he found a way to release them in ways large and small. I asked Lonnie the time when they were still living in Michigan and I gave a speech in southwest Michigan to an economic club there, and sort of a ritual when a president leaves office, and you know, you had to get reacclimated, nobody plays a song when you walk in a room any more, you don't really know what you're supposed to do, and this club, the economic club, they're used to acting like you deserve to be listened to, they have to be reacclimated. So they came to me to this dinner and he sat with me at this dinner. 17;58;26 And he knew, somehow he knew that I was a little off my feet that night. I was trying to imagine how to make this new life and so he told me a really bad joke. And he told it so well and he laughed so hard that I totally got on board and had a great time. He had that feel about, you know, there's no textbook for that, knowing where somebody else is in their head, picking up the body language. Then Lonnie and Muhammad got me to come here when we had the dedication of the Muhammad Ali center, and I was trying to be incredibly gray haired elder states man, dignified, I have to elevate this guy, I am saying all this stuff in high tone, language, and Muhammad sneaks up behind me, puts his fingers up. (shot of wife laughing) 17;58;35 Finally after all the years we had been friends, my endearing image of him is like three shots. The boxer, the man I watched take the last steps to light the olympic flame when I was president, and I'll never forget it, I was sitting there in Atlanta, we knew each other, by then I felt I had some sense of what he was living with, and I was still weeping like a baby, seeing his hands shake, his legs shake, and knowing by god he was going to make those last few steps no matter what it took, the flame would be lit, the fight would be won. I knew it would happen. [ Applause ] 5532 ALI MEMORIAL SERVICE FIBER PATH POOL P2 18;00;49 And then this. The children whose lives he touched, the young people he inspired. That's the most important thing of all. So ask you to remember that. We all have an Ali story. It's the gift we all have that should be most honored today because he released them to the world. Never wasting a day the rest of us could see feeling sorry he had Parkinson's, knowing more than three decades of his life would be circumscribed in ways that would be chilling to the naked eye. 18;01;43 But with the free spirit it made his life bigger, not smaller. Because other people, all of us unlettered, unschooled said would you look at that. Look at that. May not be able to run across the ring any more, may not be able to dodge everybody, exhaust everybody any more, and he's bigger than ever because he is a free man of faith sharing the gifts we all have. We should honor him by letting our gifts go among the world as he did. God bless you, my friend, go in peace.