Behind the scenes of Morning Joe at Ohio State University

  • Behind the scenes of Morning Joe’s broadcast from Ohio State University on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
  • Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski take selfies with fans during a commercial break.
  • The Ohio Union at Ohio State University, home to the 2014 National Middle Market Summit.
  • Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski prepare for Morning Joe’s broadcast from Ohio State University.
  • Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R) talks with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on the set of Morning Joe at Ohio State University.
  • Behind the scenes of Morning Joe’s broadcast from Ohio State University.
  • Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Joe Scarborough, and Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman (D) continue their discussion during a commercial break. 
  • The Ohio Union at Ohio State University, home to the 2014 National Middle Market Summit.
  • General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt on the set of Morning Joe.
  • Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) on the set of Morning Joe at Ohio State University.
  • Brutus Buckeye, Ohio State University’s mascot, sneaks up behind Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzeznski on the set of Morning Joe.
  • Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski take the stage at the 2014 National Middle Market Summit at Ohio State University.
  • Joe Scarborough speaks at the 2014 National Middle Market Summit at Ohio State University.
  • Mika Brzezinski on stage at the 2014 National Middle Market Summit at Ohio State University.
  • Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough present at the 2014 National Middle Market Summit at Ohio State University.
  • msnbc.com producer Ally Hickson interviews Lucky Strike CEO Steven Foster, who attended the 2014 National Middle Market Summit.

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On Wednesday, October 29, msnbc’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski traveled to Buckeye Nation for a special Morning Joe broadcast from Ohio State University. The program took place in conjunction with the 2014 National Middle Market Summit. Joe and Mika interviewed prominent guests including Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown (D) and Rob Portman (R), General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, AOL co-founder Steve Case, and Christine Poon, dean of the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Morning Joe set up camp at the Ohio Union on OSU’s campus, where fans flocked to watch the live show as early as 5:30am. Following the broadcast, Joe and Mika presented to top executives from middle market companies (corporations that make $10 million to $1 billion in annual revenue) at the 2014 National Middle Market Summit. The duo spoke of their wildly different upbringings and discussed the importance of the private sector in job creation. 

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