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dmking12370's Avatar dmking12370 07:03 PM 09-04-2012
Well now it is time for the Dems to have their grand ole party.

So far, the coverage has been excellent, and the screen behind the speakers looks to be much better than the GOP. No issues with moving backgrounds.

Watching via WVIZ-HD (PBS) in Cleveland via DirecTV and C-Span SD.

skyehill's Avatar skyehill 08:14 PM 09-04-2012
That place needs new doors, because Deval Patrick just blew them off.
icemannyr's Avatar icemannyr 08:21 PM 09-04-2012
Here's a sample of the same camera shot from CNN, MSNBC, FBN, FNC, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, WNET (PBS), WNJT (PBS) from FiOS.
Overall it could be brighter. CNN has the darkest from the pool video.
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paule123's Avatar paule123 08:42 PM 09-04-2012
I ended up settling on PBS during the RNC. Minimal graphics and station logo low on the screen and unobtrusive (WVIZ Cleveland). CNN was too crapified with their giant "FACTS" bar consuming the bottom third of the screen. CBS with their logos way too high in the 4:3 safe area. ABC and FOX too soft with 720p, why bother.
icemannyr's Avatar icemannyr 08:47 PM 09-04-2012
Is the FOX network covering this? For the RNC convention we had local news at 10pm on FOX5 NYC and it's the same for the DNC convention.
paule123's Avatar paule123 08:57 PM 09-04-2012
WVIZ Cleveland just screwed up and went to a commercial before Michelle Obama was finished. They botched the Condoleeza Rice speech during the RNC, too.
Marcus Carr's Avatar Marcus Carr 08:00 AM 09-05-2012
Watching on CSPAN HD on Comcast again, commercial-free and no interruptions. Reminds me of watching on INHD years ago.
icemannyr's Avatar icemannyr 09:35 AM 09-05-2012
Due to the chance of rain Thursday night is going be done at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
cgmv123's Avatar cgmv123 03:26 PM 09-05-2012
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Is the FOX network covering this? For the RNC convention we had local news at 10pm on FOX5 NYC and it's the same for the DNC convention.

FOX News Channel is. As far as I know, there won't be any coverage on the FOX network.
skyehill's Avatar skyehill 11:03 PM 09-05-2012
Convention center needs a new roof after Clinton ripped it off.
oink's Avatar oink 01:39 AM 09-06-2012
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As far as I know, there won't be any coverage on the FOX network.
Doesn't really matter, nothing can top the GOP convention:
http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_435_13-campaign-ads-romney-obama-wish-they-could-run_p13/#7
mr. wally's Avatar mr. wally 12:09 PM 09-06-2012
i never heard clinton make more sense than he did last night.
jandron's Avatar jandron 02:11 PM 09-06-2012
Clinton's speech was great. Nobody's better at being a combination teacher and cheerleader. There's no one on either side with his oratorial skills.

Ended up on C-SPAN as well. I tune in to hear the speeches, not the pundits.
icemannyr's Avatar icemannyr 05:14 PM 09-06-2012
DNC live feed of the event in 720p http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfHw2nEG98Q
skyehill's Avatar skyehill 05:57 PM 09-06-2012
Bubba's speech beat the NFL's kickoff game. Amazing.
icemannyr's Avatar icemannyr 06:07 PM 09-06-2012
CNN's color balance on the close up camera of the speakers is darker and more blue then other cable networks.
It was the same at the RNC convention.
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oink's Avatar oink 12:31 AM 09-07-2012
Eva Longoria, mmmmm.......biggrin.gif
Sharp1080's Avatar Sharp1080 02:01 PM 09-07-2012
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Eva Longoria, mmmmm.......biggrin.gif


Oink,

I'm glad you like her but to me she's not worth it! They are a lot different on the set of a show versus real life. Too big of an ego for "me". Yes she's pretty but someone somewhere is tired of her BS. The women on the Spanish language stations are prettier and more plentiful! Just my two cents!
paligap's Avatar paligap 04:03 PM 09-07-2012
^^^^^^
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oink's Avatar oink 02:30 AM 09-08-2012
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Oink,
I'm glad you like her but to me she's not worth it! They are a lot different on the set of a show versus real life. Too big of an ego for "me". Yes she's pretty but someone somewhere is tired of her BS. The women on the Spanish language stations are prettier and more plentiful! Just my two cents!
I saw her recently on a talk show (Bill Maher?) and she came across as someone very bright and very involved...I was impressed.wink.gif
DigaDo's Avatar DigaDo 12:42 AM 09-09-2012
During the DNC Platform amendment process of 5 September 2012 here's the teleprompter message that Antonio Villaraigosa had to read even though there was not the two-thirds majority required to pass the amendment:


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