Shawn Johnson returns to your TV set

Olympic gymnast/West Des Moines 16-year-old Shawn Johnson is scheduled to lead the Pledge at the opening of the Democratic National Convention proceedings in Denver today.  Expect it at 4 p.m. Iowa time.  C-SPAN carries gavel-to-gavel coverage.  As one text messager put it to me yesterday:  "She’s Iowa’s little tumble of joy!"

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.