Convention Highlights NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the first day of activities at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. While the delegates are more that 80 percent white, the platform speakers were predominantly black, Asian, Latino and female. Last night retired general Colin Powell called on Republicans to follow the example set by George W. Bush, and reach out to minorities. Delegates also heard from Bush's wife, Laura, who spoke of her husband's strength of character.

Convention Highlights

Convention Highlights

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NPR's Mara Liasson reports on the first day of activities at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia. While the delegates are more that 80 percent white, the platform speakers were predominantly black, Asian, Latino and female. Last night retired general Colin Powell called on Republicans to follow the example set by George W. Bush, and reach out to minorities. Delegates also heard from Bush's wife, Laura, who spoke of her husband's strength of character.