History of National Party Conventions

After opening remarks by James Thurber and Mike Berman, panelists discussed the history of political conventions. Topics included the… read more

After opening remarks by James Thurber and Mike Berman, panelists discussed the history of political conventions. Topics included the present importance of presidential conventions, historical perspectives, decreasing media coverage of conventions, and whether conventions still matter.

Mr. Pitts was an assistant parliamentarian at four Republican conventions. Mr. Panagopoulos is the author of Rewiring Politics: Presidential Nominating Conventions in the Media Age.

This session was the first panel of a conference on the 2008 National Party Conventions at the Center. It was hosted by James Thurber and co-hosted by Mike Berman, who was on the staff of every Democratic Convention since 1968. close

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  • Costas Panagopoulos Director Fordham University->Elections and Campaign Management Program
  • Billy Pitts Staff Director (Former) House Rules Committee
  • James A. Thurber Founder and Director American University->Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies
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204677-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 3, 2008
Last Aired:
Apr 7, 2008

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  • Apr 03, 2008 | 3:16am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 04, 2008 | 6:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 07, 2008 | 3:28am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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