Election 2008 The World is Watching


The Hillary Factor

Covering the foreign press at the DNC

BY Natasha del ToroAugust 27, 2008


Natasha del Toro is an independent filmmaker and reporter based in Tampa, Florida. She is a regular correspondent for FRONTLINE/World.

As 20,000 people packed the convention arena to watch Hillary Clinton try to heal party wounds, Philippe Gelie, Washington bureau chief of Le Figaro, was not among them. Instead, the French reporter had to watch the speech on a hallway monitor along with many others who were left outside. Still, he had plenty to say about Clinton's address.