'OutFront' Behind-the-Scenes at Democratic National Convention
September 5th, 2012
04:06 PM ET

'OutFront' Behind-the-Scenes at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

We go behind-the-scenes during the first full day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Tune to CNN at 7p ET for Erin Burnett and the CNN politics team's special coverage the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Democratic National Convention trivia: Day 1

As the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Charlotte, North Carolina, here's some trivia on memorable Democratic convention moments, as well as some fun facts about the oldest and youngest headliners and African American candidates.

Memorable Democratic convention speeches

• In her keynote 1988 speech, Texas state treasurer and future governor Ann Richards declared that George H.W. Bush was "born with a silver foot in his mouth."

• In his speech to the 1980 Democratic convention, Sen. Ted Kennedy said, "For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."


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