Democrats focus on family and legacy

Michelle Obama and Ted Kennedy take the stage; EA Sports embraces video of game glitch; Ticketmaster wants a boost in China; and more.

The Democratic National Convention kicked off in Denver yesterday with remarks from Sen. Ted Kennedy and Michelle Obama to a theme of "One Nation." Michelle Obama, who talked about her life and relationship with husband Barack, gave a more personal look at the presidential candidate and stressed the family's patriotism and love for America.

Kennedy, who said the "torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans" this November, said he would be back in the Senate in January to continue his work, despite fighting brain cancer.

But not everyone was impressed with the first day of the convention. "If this party has a message, it's done a hell of a job of hiding it," Clinton supporter James Carville told CNN.

The theme for the convention today, which will include speeches by former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner and Sen. Hillary Clinton, is "Renewing America's Promise."

Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain isn't keeping a low profile during the DNC. The presidential candidate received an endorsement from Latin recording artist Daddy Yankee and appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, while his team continues to reach out to Clinton supporters who might consider him their new candidate.

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A film student at Penn State publicized a glitch in the Tiger Woods '08 video game by posting a video on YouTube. EA Sports embraced the viral video and paid the student for rights to use the clip in upcoming advertising.

Ticketmaster is looking to boost its presence in China after handling all domestic ticket sales for the Beijing Games.

Sales are up at Honda as the company sticks to its mission of producing fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly cars.

American Idol looks to keep its brand fresh with the addition of a new judge: Grammy-nominated pop composer, Kara DioGuardi.

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