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Inside the Tent: Gold star mom

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Kristine Fallstone, whose son was killed in an Army training exercise after he spent a year in Iraq, talks to Inside the Tent contributor Kathleen Miller about her support for Barack Obama and her evangelical Christian faith.

Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Miller is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are her own.

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Inside the Tent: Does life imitate the West Wing?

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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark talks to Laurence O’Donnell, a political pundit as well as producer and writer on “The West Wing,” about how the nominating conventions can only be truly appreciated by watching them on TV.

Newmark is a contributor to Inside the Tent, which has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. He is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are his own.

Inside the Tent: Pedicab confessions

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Pedicab driver Laura Caldwell shares her stories from the Democratic National Convention: Military helicopters, armored golf carts, and teenage anarchists with the utmost respect for traffic laws. This video was shot by fellow pedicab operator Teri Robnett, a contributor to Reuters Inside the Tent.

Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Robnett is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are her own.

Inside the Tent: Eva Longoria

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The “Desperate Housewives” actress discusses the role of celebrities in an election year. This video was shot by Doug Robinson, a contributor to Inside the Tent.

Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Robnett is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are her own.

Inside the Tent: Mark Warner

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Virginia Senate candidate Mark Warner talks to Inside the Tent contributor Mike Smith about his keynote address and the needs of the U.S. Economy.

Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Smith is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are his own.

Inside the Tent: The Unseen Bean

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Gerry Leary is the owner of “The Unseen Bean” and one of the country’s few blind coffee roasters. He speaks to Inside the Tent contributor Lauren Shannon about his advocacy work for the disabled as he serves up free coffee so that DNC bloggers can “be wide awake and write like mad.”

Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Shannon is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are her own.

Inside the Tent: Yes we ‘corn’

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An Iowa delegate talks about the Barack Obama campaign from the early days to his decisive primary victory in January, and proudly shows off her homemade “cornhead” hat. The following video is from Tracie Reed, a contributor to Reuters Inside the Tent.

Reuters Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Reed is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are her own.

Inside the Tent: Vegans for Obama

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Inside the Tent contributor Michael Collins talks to Barbara Bear of Vegan Outreach about the policies she’d like to see from an Obama administration.

Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Collins is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are his own.

Inside the Tent: What would Toby Ziegler do?

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Richard Schiff, the actor best known for playing Toby Ziegler on “The West Wing,” talks about vice presidential candidate Joe Biden. This video was shot by Reuters Inside the Tent contributor Mike Smith.

Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Smith is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are his own.

Inside the Tent: The Kennedy connection

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A Michigan delegate who worked on John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign talks about the similarities between JFK and Barack Obama. The following video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor Derrick Jackson.

Reuters Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Jackson is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are his own.

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