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Remembering Another DNC-1944

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Last winter the Democrats' feared the prospect of a “brokered” convention. But the late primaries quashed that scenario. With every presidential election cycle, the possibility of a regular convention – where decisions are made and work is done – seems to grow dimmer. So before such quaint displays of political passion totally vanish from our collective memory bank, we thought it would be useful to recall what such conventions actually sounded like.

Many of biggest fights took place right here in Chicago. Franklin Roosevelt was nominated for president four times, and three of those great dramas unfolded in Chicago at 1800 W. Madison St. in the Chicago Stadium. For Chicago Public Radio, John McDonough looks at the battle of 1944.

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