Writing Speeches for Reagan | Peter Robinson
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President Reagan is considered one of the greatest communicators in American political history. How’d he do it?
With a great team. Peter Robinson spent six years as a White House speechwriter, first with Houston-native George H.W. Bush as VP, then for President Reagan himself. Peter tells us how he got to be a speechwriter, how betting on himself gave us Reagan’s famous speech at the Berlin Wall, and his views on the Republican Party now.
Peter Robinson is the Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits Hoover’s quarterly journal, and hosts the TV series and podcast: UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE.