Behind the scenes at the State of the Union address: Speechwriters’ secrets revealed

Behind the scenes at the State of the Union address: Speechwriters’ secrets revealed

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

AEI, Twelfth Floor
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Washington, DC 20036
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How is a State of the Union address prepared? Join Marc Thiessen, former chief speechwriter to President George W. Bush, as he takes you behind the scenes with a panel of former White House speechwriters for Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. Panelists will walk you through the writing and preparation process of the most watched speech the president delivers each year.

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