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In The Room Where It Happens: A 360-Degree View of Sununu's Inaugural Reception

Over the new few months, NHPR is bringing you a new way to experience Granite State stories from a whole new angle — literally. With 360-degree videos like this one, we're hoping you'll be able to more closely explore the places, and meet the people, we reporting on.

To start, we take you inside an event you probably heard a lot about but (unless you happened to be there) wouldn't have been able to see up close.

Gov. Chris Sununu was inaugurated, with all the requisite pomp and circumstance, on Jan. 7. Afterward, he and his wife, Valerie, stood for hours in the Governor's Reception Room on the second floor of the State House in Concord. 

It's tradition in New Hampshire for the new governor to greet the public, and Sununu's receiving line stretched out the door. Take a look for yourself in the video below.

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As you explore, you'll hear from guests Maggie O'Neil, Mark Wiatrowski, and Rep. John Plumer. To look around the Reception Room, simply click and drag your mouse on the video itself. You can also watch on your smart phone, which will shift perspective as you move the phone, like looking through a 360-degree window. 

Hannah McCarthy first came to NHPR an intern in 2015, returned as a Fellow the following year and then bounced around as a reporter and producer before landing as co-host of Civics 101. She has reported on everything from the opioid epidemic to State House politics to haunted woods of New Hampshire.
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