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Greetings From NN08 *

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

AUSTIN, TEXAS — I got into NN08 late last night to speak on the Creating Political Community Around Film panel, and to do some vlogging for NPR Sunday Soapbox.

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Al Gore just got here. And P.S. — I have no idea why the picture is backwards. I tried to flip it.

* UPDATE 2:15PM CDT: Check out this picture of my panel mates, Wendy Cohen and Tracy Fleischman (not pictured: Jim Gilliam). The panel is in progress right now. Just showed the video of U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, the newest Why Tuesday? Correspondent.

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