2008 Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention was held September 1-4, 2008CE
at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul, MN.

I covered the event for KFAI-FM, Fresh Air Radio. Over the four days of the convention, I recorded 40 interviews, some of which went out on the radio, and the rest were posted on LiveJournal. All of them, and my other political reporting, are collected on the Shockwave Radio Theater Audio Page.
In this picture gallery, I've linked the pictures of interviewees with their interview when available.

Thumbs cropped different than main picture. Surprise!

All pictures taken by Baron Dave Romm except the ones he's in. Corrections encouraged.
A more full description is in the annotation of the larger picture. Click on the thumbnail.
Pictures are in chronological order. Best way to view the gallery is to start with the first main picture and continue through, following the flow of the event.

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RNC08 Gallery A | RNC08 Gallery B | RNC08 Gallery C

2008 Republican National Convention : 1-90 | 91-180 | 181-265

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George of George's Hot Dogs
Downtown St. Paul Welcome
Volunteers at Library
Wrapped Camera
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Security Checkpoint
Xcel Center
Entrance to Floor
Electronic Sign
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Electronic Sign
Sirius Radio
Martha Zoller
Andrew Langer
Agence France-Presse
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KFAI-FM Press Area
Beginning of Fence pictures
Fence Around RNC
Fence Around RNC
CNN Grill
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Fence Around RNC
Security Checkpoint 1
Security Checkpoint 2
Security Checkpoint 3
Fox Screen
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Xcel Center Sign
Fox News Screen
Red, White & Blue Flowers & Fence 1
Red, White & Blue Flowers 2
Fence Around RNC
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Fence Around RNC
Fence Around RNC
Jack Daniels Advertising
Traffic Cones
Melinda Fredericks
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RiverCentre 1
RiverCentre 2
Xcel Center
Arena on Monday 1
Arena on Monday 2
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"Moms Trust McCain"
"We Love Sarah"
Hurricane Information Center
Sen. Norm Coleman
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Molly Ahlborn
Protestors in St. Paul
Protestors Between Fences
Protestors Between Fences
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Protestors Between Fences
More Riot Police Arrive
Riot Police on Empty Street
Riot Police Around Protestors 1
Riot Police Around Protestors 2
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Riot Police Around Protestors 3
Riot Police Around Protestors 4
Riot Police Around Protestors 5
Riot Police Around Protestors 6
Protestors as Tourist Attraction 1
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Protestors as Tourist Attraction 2
Riot Police Around Protestors 7
Riot Police Surround Mickey's Diner
Protestors Marching Peaceably
Protestors as Tourist Attraction 3
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Riot Police Surround Protestors 8
Riot Police Surround Protestors 9
Riot Police Surround Protestors 10
Ben Kastan of VeoteSmart.org
Riot Police Surround Protestors 11
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Karmela Sabri
More Riot Police Arrive
Even More Riot Police Arrive
More Riot Police Than Protestors
Riot Police Crowded in Street
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More Riot Police than Protestors
More Riot Police Than Protestors
Bruce Moffat
Coffee Shop Protestor
interview with Chris Strohm
Empty Street
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Street Vendors
Wayne Hessler
Hydrated Uncle Sam
New Security Perimeter
Fabian Cohen
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Tuesday: Two Protestors
MSNBC on Sewgays
McNally Smith College of Music
Alex Smith
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