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Official television transcript

Official television transcript

CNN, Democratic National Convention, Denver, CO 

O’BRIEN: Well, I bet you didn’t know this. There is apparently an official canned oxygen of the Democratic National Convention. Yes, I’m not making that up. It’s called Oxygen Plus. And it’s going to be available to Denver visitor who might find themselves a little bit short of breath from either the Rocky Mountain scenery, because it’s so nice, or the thin air in the mile high city, that they’re known for.

The company says that their product is enriched, providing four times the oxygen content than normal air. It ain’t cheap, though. Because the air is free. The prices for the can, which apparently has like 40 breaths worth — 20 breaths worth, I think, is $5. That seems to me, John, to be a fairly on the — if this is like water, bottling water all over again. We should have thought of this idea.

ROBERTS: Well, some people swear by it. They say that, you know, you take a few breaths of oxygen, and there are those oxygen bars, you know, across this country, and north of the border in Canada as well where they actually started, and people swear it makes them feel better. But I think by most calculations, there is about 15 percent less oxygen in the atmosphere here in Denver at mile high, 5,280 feet. And I’ve got to tell you, I experienced it yesterday. I hit the treadmill for half an hour and was huffing and puffing the whole way along. So maybe a shot of oxygen now and again wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Just until people get a climate adjust (ph).

O’BRIEN: So you’re feeling it. Have you been seen — have you seen anybody hawking those cans of whatever it’s called, Oxygen Plus?

ROBERTS: Well, they haven’t come around to us yet, but if they want to come along and give us a sample, we’d be happy to test it out and see how it makes us feel.