Hillary Clinton Speaks to DNC in Surprise Appearance

The Democratic presidential nominee spoke to the convention by satellite after her husband, Bill Clinton, delivered a personal speech.
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of course, it was another first, never before has a former president made the case for his wife on that stage. ABC's Cecilia Vega was right there on the floor for all the big moments. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Hey, George, good morning to you. A 42-minute speech from bill Clinton. This wasn't as we've seen him so many times at past conventions bill Clinton addressing this convention hall as the former president, this time this was bill Clinton the husband. It was a surprise appearance by Hillary Clinton as she crashed through the glass ceiling of American politics and officially clinched the democratic nomination. What an incredible honor that you have given me and I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet. Reporte and if there are any little girls out there who stayed up to watch, let me just say, I may become the first woman president, but one of you is next. Thank you all. I can't wait to join you in Philadelphia. Thank you. Reporter: Just before that bill Clinton in his tenth convention speech, this time not there as a former president but as a husband. In the spring of 1971, I met a girl. Reporter: With daughter Chelsea looking on Clinton sounding like a man telling a long family story, giving a play-by-play of their lives. I said, I really want you to marry me but you shouldn't do it. She smiled and looked at me like what is this boy up to? She said, that is not a very good sales pitch. Reporter: A speech that was deeply personal and deeply political. And she is still the best darn change maker I have ever known. Reporter: Clinton also taking aim at a certain republican rival. What's the difference in what I told you and what they said? How do you square it? You can't. One is real. The other is made up. You just have to decide which is which, my fellow Americans. Reporter: Earlier in the day, the big decision on the convention floor as state by state roll call vote. For the next president of the United States. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Reporter: That delivered her the nomination. And the man who helped get her there, the very rival who once

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