Overflow crowd at the Nation Institute's economic policy panel
The Nation Institute's panel discussion on progressive responses to the economic crisis attracted a huge amount of interest.
By the time I arrived, about two minutes before the program was supposed to start, the entire auditorium was full and over 30 people were waiting on the sidewalk.
A woman in a gray knit hat said that a staffer had already come out to announce that there was no more room. But they were all still there, hoping someone would have a change of heart and let them in.
"We're wondering if we could rush the door," the woman said, jokingly.
I was disappointed that there weren't any seats left, but it was exhilarating to see so much enthusiasm for a panel discussion on economics at eight o'clock on a Friday night.
You can watch online here. Last I checked, about 300 people were watching the live stream at home.