February 11, 2015
Communications and Marketing
On Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m., Saint Anselm College co-sponsored "A Celebration of The New Hampshire Primary Centennial: The Power of the Granite State" at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Bloomberg View columnist Albert Hunt led a rare discussion on the history and importance of the New Hampshire primary with Sen. John McCain, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, James Carville, Tom Rath and Joe McQuaid, publisher of The Union Leader. During the reception following, remarks were made by Paul Steinhauser, Political Director and Anchor for WBIN, and Mark Halperin of Bloomberg Politics, as well as Saint Anselm College President Dr. Steven DiSalvo and New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte. The program was open to Newseum members and invited guests. Saint Anselm College provided live-stream video coverage for those unable to attend this event.
From video of exciting moments of the coverage of the primary to behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes from politicians and media giants, this exclusive event celebrates one of America's most-covered presidential primary elections.
In the Newseum's Great Hall of News, a one-night-only exhibit will feature legendary political pundit Jack Germond's bar stool from the Wayfarer Inn, a Bedford, N.H., meeting place and watering hole for reporters and candidates alike. The display also will include a February 1984 edition of The Union Leader with the headline "Hart-Breaker for Mondale," and press passes for stops on the campaign trail with John McCain and Barack Obama.
A Celebration of The New Hampshire Primary Centennial: The Power of the Granite State (1:08:29)