Persuading the People: Presidential Primaries and Political Spin

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12 p.m.

Admission: Free

Communications scholar Geoffrey Cowan and presidential historian David Greenberg offer a behind-the-scenes look at the history and influence of the presidential campaign — from Theodore Roosevelt and the first presidential primary to today. Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center president and CEO, moderates.

Copies of Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary (Geoffrey Cowan) and Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency (David Greenberg) will be available for sale before and after the program.

This program is presented in conjunction with our new exhibit, Headed to the White House, opening February 12.

Event & Parking Information

Registration is recommended for all programs. Call 215-409-6700 or click here to reserve your seats.

Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.

Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.


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