Democratic National Convention
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Then and Now

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That was then....

The DNC is here so let the dance party begin.
(This one at the Museum of Science.)

But if you look closely, things are a bit different...

Lots of double riot fencing and shiny black Chevy Suburbans complete with blackout windows and Washington DC plates.

And some locals... with automatic weapons.

Just in case...

Magnetometers and bomb sniffing dogs...

... and all sorts of high-tech gizmos that are best left to one's imagination.

The frequency coordination team had "issues" with some of the Secret Service's spurious RF emissions. A dedicated spectrum analyzer at the CBS RF ready-room was watching the offenders. What a switch!

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Posted: January 12 2005
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor