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Campaign 2016: Behind the Scenes of the Presidential Election

Evening Program

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0187

With Election Day only months away, the end of the long political season is looming for most Americans. On Tuesday, November 8, the American electorate will choose a president of the United States. For political campaign professionals and junkies alike, the day after a presidential election is when the fun really begins. That's when the pollsters, pundits, and party bosses begin to sort out what lessons were learned, what mistakes were made, what strategies worked, what sealed the deal for the winner, and—believe it or not—how to get ready for 2020.

For a firsthand look behind the scenes of this as yet undecided election, join U.S. News and World Report senior White House correspondent Kenneth Walsh as he moderates a lively discussion among a panel of experts who were right down in the trenches during the battle. The panel includes Geoffrey Garin, pollster and senior adviser to a political action committee supporting Hillary Clinton; Bill McInturff, co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, the largest Republican polling operation, and a lead pollster for the NBC News/Wall Street Journal series; Kasie Hunt, MSNBC political correspondent, who covered both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns; Sunlen Serfaty, CNN national correspondent, who covered the Republican nominees through the election; and Irwin Morris, professor and chair, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland.


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