" Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."
-Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, founder of Buddhism, 563-483 BC

Sitting in my office in the NBC News Atlanta Bureau. I volunteered to go to Atlanta from the New York Bureau. I headed the bureau and coordinated the Democratic Convention coverage of 1988. At the convention Gov. Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts was nominated for President and Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas for Vice President. Interesting facts about the convention:

Texas State Treasurer Ann Richards gave a keynote speech that put her in the public spotlight and included the line that George H.W. Bush was "born with a silver foot in his mouth".

Arkansas governor Bill Clinton gave a widely jeered 32-minute-long opening night address that some predicted would ruin his political career, a source of much satisfaction to him 4 years later when he was elected the 42nd President of the United States.

Jesse Jackson's ongoing campaign provided the most excitement. His sweeping and inspiring convention address, "Common Ground and Common Sense," made millions rethink their decision not to take his campaign seriously.