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2024 LECTURE SERIES: “Granite State Politics and First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary: A Journalist’s Perspective” with James Pindell

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Granite State Politics and First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary: A Journalist’s Perspective will be presented by James Pindell who will relate some of his experiences in reporting on New Hampshire politics and on election campaigning in the State.  In particular, Mr. Pindell will address the differences he sees between NH voters and those in other states and the effect that those differences may have on candidates’ campaign approaches.  He will also speak about New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Presidential primary and discuss some of the ways in which he finds that primary to have changed over the years since he began covering it.

James Pindell is a national political reporter for The Boston Globe’s Washington Bureau. He is also an NBC/MSNBC on-air political contributor. The Washington Post has called him the “Insider’s Insider” for his coverage of New Hampshire politics, and he is the only reporter to cover both the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire Presidential primary as a beat for local outlets. For 15 years through last November, he wrote the politics column for New Hampshire magazine. Previously he spent nearly 5 years at WMUR-TV, where he covered New Hampshire politics. Before that, he was the publisher of “New Hampshire Political Report,” a subscription newsletter for political insiders. He has also worked for The Des Moines Register, the New Hampshire Union Leader, Campaigns and Elections magazine, and the Indianapolis Star.

The timing of our April and May lectures coincides with that of the Athenaeum’s related exhibit “First in the Nation: New Hampshire Presidential Primaries – 1920 to 2020.”

Program is part of the 2024 Lecture Series "Political Engagement in New Hampshire: Past and Present," and it begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Shaw Research Library of the Portsmouth Athenæum at 9 Market Square in Portsmouth, NH (unless otherwise noted). Reservations for each program are required as seating is limited. Online registration is below. If unable to keep your reservation, please call (603) 431-2538 to release the seat for someone else. NOTE: Online registration ends 24 hours before the program begins; thereafter, please call (603) 431-2538, if space is available.

Attendance is FREE for Athenæum Proprietors, Subscribers, and Friends. Guests and members of the public are welcome to attend the entire series by becoming a Friend of the Athenæum for as little as $25 per year, payable at the door. Admission to an individual program is $15.

The 2024 Lecture Series "Political Engagement in New Hampshire: Past and Present" is sponsored by Whole Wealth Management.


May 15
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
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