The Day After

January 6, 2008

The Candidates GreetThe media, the security, the candidates, their supporters. Now, the (temporary) quiet. Saint Anselm College made history on Saturday, as Charles Gibson concluded the Republican debate and welcomed the Democratic candidates to the stage. For a few moments, all of the leading candidates shared the stage, exchanging handshakes and conversation.

Per usual, the college rolled out the red carpet and put all hands on deck to assure that the event came off successfully. It goes without saying that the entire campus community was involved at some level in the production of this event.

Now, it’s Sunday morning, but it’s hard to call today “the day after,” because the action is hardly over.

Fresh off the conclusion of the back-to-back debates on Saturday night, Sunday morning began early for the college with “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos. The Dana Center stage, which hosted the candidates on Saturday, once again welcomed Gov. Huckabee, Sen. Edwards and Gov. Romney for the Sunday morning program. With an audience of students, staff and faculty - the program concluded the live ABC programming from the college.

Across campus in the Cushing Center, Fox News is preparing for their Republican candidate forum to be held Sunday night in the Fox Box. Live programming is originating all day from inside the newsroom (normally the student lounge) and several stand-up locations surrounding the quad.

Inside the coverage office, we are processing the hours of video and hundreds of photos that were gathered during the hours leading up to, and the time during and after the debates. Look for additional posts in the coming days, as we recap all of the coverage, live from Saint Anselm College.


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