March 2, 2016  

Super Tuesday watch party features Mitch Daniels and PBS’s Alexander Heffner

Super Tuesday watch party

President Mitch Daniels, Alexander Heffner from PBS's "The Open Mind" and panel moderator Trevor Peters, a student from the Brian Lamb School of Communication, during the Super Tuesday watch party at Purdue on March 1. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Super Tuesday watch party at Purdue on Tuesday (March 1) featured live interviews and expert commentary throughout the night, including a Q&A with university President Mitch Daniels and Alexander Heffner from PBS's "The Open Mind."

The event took place in Hicks Undergraduate Library. Archived video of the event is available here.

Josh Scacco, an assistant professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication who specializes in political communication, interviewed Heffner, and Daniels joined Heffner for a panel discussion. Prior to "The Open Mind," Heffner was a special correspondent for PBS's "Need to Know," which chronicled the millennial vote in 2012. Daniels was elected Indiana governor in 2004 and served two terms. Heffner interviewed Daniels on the Sept. 15 The Open Mind about the link between college affordability and economic growth. The "Growing the Next Generation" interview is available online.

A faculty panel featured Rosalee Clawson, professor and head of the Department of Political Science; Robert Browning, associate professor of political science and communication, and director of the C-SPAN Archives at Purdue; and James McCann, professor of political science.

The event was sponsored by the Brian Lamb School of Communication, Department of Political Science, Pi Sigma Alpha and the Honors College.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723,

Source: Josh Scacco, 765-496-0095, 

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