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CBS News 17 Aug 2020

First night of Democratic National Convention focuses on unity and pandemic toll


The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday with Americans discussing the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on them, while Democrats -- and some Republicans -- pushed for a message of unity. Michelle Obama delivered a powerful keynote speech with an emotional plea to vote for Joe Biden. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe; CBS News political contributor and Democratic strategist Lynda Tran; and CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns join Elaine Quijano to discuss the night's speeches.

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