Free Lecture: "A History of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary"

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This program, presented by documentary producer John Gfroerer, presents a brief history of the NH presidential primary, from its origins during the Progressive era of the early 20th century through its evolution to the most important step toward being elected president of the United States. Built around segments from the documentary film "The Premier Primary, New Hampshire and Presidential Elections" this program focuses on several memorable moments such as Senator Muskie crying in front of the Union Leader office, and who paid for Ronald Reagan's microphone. Clips from the documentary are interspersed with discussion and questions about how New Hampshire came to hold this important political event every four years. This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.