Obama Inaugural Speech Themes

Former presidential speechwriters talked about the ideas, themes, and values the American public wishes to hear included in President-Elect… read more

Former presidential speechwriters talked about the ideas, themes, and values the American public wishes to hear included in President-Elect Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address. Robert Schlesinger moderated.

Mary Kate Cary served as White House speechwriter for President George W. Bush from 1988 to early 1992. Terry Edmonds served as director of speechwriting during the final term of President William Jefferson Clinton. Robert Schlesinger is the author of White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
282757-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Dec 25, 2008
Last Aired:
Jan 4, 2009

Airing Details

  • Dec 25, 2008 | 10:51am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 2009 | 4:23pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 2009 | 10:24pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 04, 2009 | 5:22am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 04, 2009 | 1:38pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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