Congregation

What Are Presidential Debates All About?

Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 4:30pm

Although candidates are not required to take part, voters love to listen. For sixty years, presidential debates have been a highly anticipated part of almost every presidential campaign. Debates provide the only opportunities for voters to hear and see candidates at the same time and make immediate comparisons between them. This discussion will provide a listener’s guide to these events. Participants will examine segments from previous debates and take a behind-the-scenes look at debate objects from the collection of the National Museum of American History.

This informative session is presented by Congregation member Claire Jerry, a Curator of Political History at the National Museum of American History, where she specializes in the rhetoric and material culture of presidential campaigns.

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  • Dates Offered
    • September 27, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm