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The Exchange

The Debate Over Presidential Debates

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New TV network criteria stir controversy, as the field of contenders for the twenty-sixteen presidential election grows. We’ll look at how organizers are managing this large group of candidates, and the impact it has on campaign strategies of both prominent and lesser known politicians.


  • James Pindell  -- Political Reporter for The Boston Globe, with a focus on the 2016 Presidential race. The Washington Post called him the "Insider's Insider" for his coverage of New Hampshire politics. He writes a daily update on the Presidential primary for The Globe called Ground Game.
  • Dean Spiliotes – Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University and author of the website NHPoliticalCapital.com.
  • Paul Steinhauser ­­­– Political Director and anchor for NH1. Previously, he worked as a political editor for CNN and has won numerous awards for his reporting.