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An inside look at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee

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Posted at 4:12 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 06:28:12-04

MILWAUKEE — It's not the Democratic National Convention that anyone anticipated but Jessica Jennings, Director of Medial Logistics and Production Operations said the pressure is on to create a seamless event.

"There has never been a more important time to show the American public who we are as a party and what we are fighting for," said Jennings.

Members of the Wisconsin Delegation and roll call will speak inside a medium-sized conference room with just a few cameras. On the third floor, is where the control room is staged. The technical backbone of the mainly virtual event that is now tasked with running multiple remote live shots and feeds from across the nation, including that of Joe Biden, who will accept his Democratic Presidential Nominee from his home state.

"We have technical staff working across the country some from their homes and different studios," said Jennings.

DNC Eve in Milwaukee

While there are many changes due to COVID-19, Jennings said there are also many similarities to the traditional style convention.

"You will see Senator Harris and Joe Biden walk out on a stage and give their acceptance remarks,” said Jennings.

As coronavirus has forced organizers to adjust, Jennings said the party is happy to put a spotlight on Milwaukee.

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