Political Chowder

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Political Chowder
Format TalkDebate program
Presented by Deborah Arnie Arnesen
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes Unknown
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel WZMY-TV
Original run 2007-02-18 – 2009-07-19
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Political Chowder was a weekly American talk show concerning national, state and local politics in New Hampshire. Some national figures such as Senator Ron Paul of Texas, Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico, former congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado, Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich and others, as well as local political figures such as Fergus Cullen, former director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, and Charles Arlinghaus, president of the right-wing Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, appeared on the show. It ran from February 18, 2007[1][2] to July 19, 2009.

The show was broadcast each Sunday at 11AM by station WZMY-TV and rebroadcast by several public-access television stations around the state.

The program was hosted by former Harvard Institute of Politics fellow Deborah Arnie Arnesen who was also formerly a New Hampshire state legislator, gubernatorial candidate and New Hampshire candidate for U.S. Congress. Arnesen additionally hosted a weekday radio program Chowder in the Morning from station WCCM[3] as well as a number of other radio broadcasts. During 2007 Arnesen was awarded "Air Personality of the Year" from the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.[4]

Political Chowder was produced in cooperation with Southern New Hampshire University.

A possible origin for the name of the show is the "political chowder party", a type of social event common in New England and New York in the late 19th and early 20th centuries at which political negotiations and deals were often made.


  1. ^ "She's back on the air", Concord Monitor, 2007-02-15, retrieved 2010-08-15 
  2. ^ "Dare we call the viewers "Chowderheads'?", New Hampshire Business Review, 2007-02-16 
  3. ^ "Arnie Arnesen to address city Democrats", The Citizen, 2008-08-20, retrieved 2010-08-15 
  4. ^ "Flotsam & Jetsam tote board", New Hampshire Business Review, 2007-10-26 

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