As a key swing state, North Carolina has become a battleground in the presidential election. Opinions will fly as the Obama and Romney campaigns heat up in the Tar Heel State.
What do well-known North Carolina political analysts think about how the battle is progressing? Find out when Rob Christensen, political columnist for Raleigh’s News and Observer, moderates what promises to be a lively panel discussion at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.
Christensen will return for another program highlighting famous political commercials in North Carolina. For example, see ads from the bitter 1984 U.S. Senate race between former governor James B. Hunt Jr. and the late congressman Jesse Helms.
Admission is free for both programs at the N.C. Museum of History.
North Carolina: Battleground State
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7-9 p.m.
North Carolina is a battleground state with national attention focused on the races for president, governor and Congress. A panel of analysts will look at how the battle is progressing.
Rob Christensen, political columnist for the News and Observer, will serve as moderator.
● Democratic consultants Gary Pearce and Brad Crone
● Republican consultant Carter Wrenn
● John Hood of the John Locke Foundation, and
● political scientist Andrew Taylor
Tar Heel Political Commercials: Hide the Children
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2-3 p.m.
Candidates communicate to voters through TV ads, and the results are often not pretty. Rob Christensen, political columnist for the News and Observer, will take a look at a few of the more famous ads that have aired in the state since 1984.