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Topics for discussion

1.  Does President Egan sound as though he is comfortable with being on the air?

2.  Why did the delegates think that the constitution-making process would take so much less time than it ultimately did? What does it say about their confidence? Naiveté?

3. How deft is President Egan at explaining the rules of the convention to Don?

4. In what way is a contemporaneous, impromptu recording such as this interview more revealing than a formal speech made for the record?