Saint Anselm College is buzzing with excitement as it prepares for the upcoming debates. This morning I visited the Sullivan Arena to find CNN and N.H. regional crews hard at work to create what is expected to be a beautiful set.
As I stood watching all the action, there were three rounds of lights raised to the ceiling, a podium set up, and the 40-foot backdrop frame completely assembled in front of my eyes. Several large red and white vinyl cubes sat like gigantic blocks waiting to be added to the skeleton-like frame.
While seats and platforms were also set up I managed to speak with CNN’s Vice President of Weekend Public Affairs programs, Lucy Spiegel, about the stage and her role in the debate planning process.
To hear interview with Lucy Spiegel, click on the audio file included with this post.