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  • An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video: The Making of a Presidential Debate

    The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute will host their first-ever presidential debate tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CNN. Over the past few days, workers transformed an empty auditorium at Constitution Hall into a full-scale television set. As the final preparations were made, watch our behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together.

    Featuring interviews with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who will moderate tonight’s debate; Kate Lunger, senior executive producer for CNN Special Events; Sam Feist, CNN’s Washington bureau chief; Keith Thornhill, debate project manager, and our own Edwin J. Feulner, president of The Heritage Foundation.

    The video runs about 3:30. Produced by Brandon Stewart with the help of Rob Bluey. For more videos from Heritage, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    Posted in Featured, Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    3 Responses to An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video: The Making of a Presidential Debate

    1. Luci DeCero says:

      Our Country is being dismantled before our eyes. Will America even be intact enough for us to elect a new President in the first place?

    2. Daezy says:

      Keep them honest, Mr. Feulner.

    3. I signed up to get news letters from Heritage, but it seems this organization wants more spending on the military, instead of seeing the amount of sweat, blood, and money that is already wasted on wars we start. This country could cut it's military in half and 'defend' itself just fine. We're not on the same page here.

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