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Obama Primed for Keynote Speech to Democrats

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Barack Obama, candidate for U.S. Senate from Illinois and tonight's keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. He talks about his background and his intention to touch on civil rights issues in his speech, though he confesses that he's doubtful many in the arena pay any attention to the speakers.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.