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Obama Makes His Case Before Sea of Thousands

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama addresses the audience at the Democratic National Convention 2008 at the Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, on August 28, 2008.
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Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama addresses the audience at the Democratic National Convention 2008 at the Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, on August 28, 2008.

Sen. Barack Obama gave an historic address last night before a record-breaking crowd of thousands, officially accepting the Democratic party's presidential nomination. Obama strongly criticized his GOP rival Sen. John McCain, and gave details of how he intends to change America.

In a final check in from Denver, NPR's Michel Martin and Cheryl Corley discuss last night's high notes.

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Michel Martin is the weekend host of All Things Considered, where she draws on her deep reporting and interviewing experience to dig in to the week's news. Outside the studio, she has also hosted "Michel Martin: Going There," an ambitious live event series in collaboration with Member Stations.
Cheryl Corley is a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She primarily covers criminal justice issues as well as breaking news in the Midwest and across the country.