Video: Republican convention, day 3 recap

The Wednesday night spotlight was on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who holds the No. 2 spot on the party's presidential ticket.

Sarah Palin had her first big moment on the national stage Wednesday night, as she sought to show why she should be the next vice president of the United States.

The VP nominee was the evening's marquee speaker at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. For many attendees, and for much of the country, it was the most thorough introduction yet to Palin, who currently serves as the governor of Alaska.

Other speakers included two men--former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani--who had contended early in the primary season to get the nod as the GOP's presidential nominee, and two women who've earned their stripes in Silicon Valley : former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.

To help you catch up on Wednesday night's happening, we offer you this recap by Katie Couric of CBS News:

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