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Lights, Camera, Politics: A Look into Presidential Debates

September 21, 2016

This event is sold out.
Participants: Jim Lehrer, Ambassador Karen Hughes, Senator Judd Gregg
Museum open from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join legendary debate moderator and former anchor of PBS NewshourJim Lehrer, as he explores key moments from consequential debates of the past and gives exclusive insight from his years of experience.

Also hear from President Bush’s debate prep team, Ambassador Karen Hughes and Senator Judd Gregg, as they discuss what went in to the strategy, planning, and execution of President Bush’s debates.

Hughes, a long time Bush insider, served as Counselor to the President and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs during the administration. Former New Hampshire Governor and Senator Judd Gregg stood in for both Al Gore and John Kerry during President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 debate prep.

Tickets include special after-hours entry in to our special exhibit, The Path to the Presidency.