In Fall, 2007, James Fishkin’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and Jim Lehrer’s Newshour program brought together 300 Americans to talk about democracy. By The People, was broadcast on PBS in January, 2008. I was invited to address this assembly. I talked about Smart Mobs in relation to the public sphere—the citizen discourse that undergirds democracy. The following video, first of two parts, courtesy MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.