Writing the Inaugural Address

Former presidential speech writers Ray Price, Patrick Anderson, and Don Baer talked about the dynamics of successful speeches, focusing on… read more

Former presidential speech writers Ray Price, Patrick Anderson, and Don Baer talked about the dynamics of successful speeches, focusing on the inaugural address. Topics included the elements of an effective address and Presidents' reactions to addresses. Other presidential speech writers contributed to

the discussion. Charles Jones moderated. 

Ray Price and Lee Huebner were speechwriters for President Nixon; Don Baer, Terry Edmonds, and Walter Shapiro for President Clinton; Patrick Anderson for President Carter; and Kenneth Khachigian, Peter Robinson, and Clark Judge for President Reagan.

The Presidential Oral History Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs hosted a two-day White House Speechwriters Symposium, bringing together speechwriters from the Nixon through Clinton administrations to discuss White House communications and crafting a presidential message. close

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 4, 2008
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2008

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  • Jul 04, 2008 | 9:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Dec 27, 2008 | 2:28pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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