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Democrats plan a tribute to John Lewis as part of their convention, which begins Aug. 17 in Milwaukee, Axios has learned.

What to watch: The film will air during one of the four nights of the convention (9 to 11 p.m. ET each night). The tribute is produced by Dawn Porter, the filmmaker behind the new documentary, "John Lewis: Good Trouble."

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