Video: Democratic convention, Day 1 recap

Katie Couric of CBS News sums up the first day of the Denver event, including a tribute to Ted Kennedy and the speech by Michelle Obama.

The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday night in Denver as thousands of delegates gathered to celebrate their political party and prepare to nominate their presidential ticket.

A highlight of the first day included a tribute to long-serving Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, as well as an unscheduled appearance on the stage by Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer.

The headline speaker for the evening was Michelle Obama, wife of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama.

Katie Couric of CBS News offers a recap of the day in this 45-minute video:

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