First for July 29, 2016

DNC Tour
Over the next half hour we’re going to show you ways Delaware delegates- and Delawareans- played a role in the nomination of Hillary Clinton.
It probably didn’t help that this happened to be the hottest week of the summer. Here’s what we found in and around the convention when we headed up to Philly.

Delaware Delegation
It’s not like the trip from Delaware to Philadelphia is that far away. But to get a true sense of the convention, delegates stay at local hotels. For the Delaware delegation, their home away from home for the Democratic National Convention was the Hilton Hotel known as the Inn at Penn.

Delaware Candidates
In case Delaware voters need a reminder, the state primary is Tuesday, September 13. There’s nothing like a political convention to get candidates focused on what they need to do in their races.

The Political Movies
If you’ve watched any of the Republican and Democratic conventions, you’ll know there is a theatrical quality to them. That’s why Mark went to WHYY film expert Patrick Stoner to talk about how Hollywood adapts to the political world, and maybe vice versa.

New Hope
We’re on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center, reporting from where all the action took place during the the Democratic National Convention. All eyes were certainly on the event, including the eyes of one Delaware family that we first introduced you to four years ago as they weighed the pros and cons between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. This election season, they shared their thoughts on both Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.

First Experience: Mt. Cuba
We’ve had a lot of fun traveling around Philadelphia this week, but we know that a First broadcast wouldn’t be complete without a First Experience. Mt. Cuba in Hockessin recently completed a redesign of its south garden, which dates back to 1949. After a long week at the Democratic National Convention, we wanted to take you on a tour of the gardens, First Experience style.

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