Confessions of a Presidential Speechwriter
Craig R. Smith
October 26, Monday, 7:30pm
Craig is an exemplary rhetorical scholar and also a former speechwriter for Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, and Lee Iacocca; moreover, he worked for CBS News during the Cronkite era. Craig is the founder and former president of the Freedom of Expression Foundation and, at California State, Long Beach, he is the Director of the Center for First Amendment Studies. Craig recently published his memoir, Confessions of a Presidential Speechwriter (see below), which details this journey—a journey all the more of interest because during Craig’s years in politics, he was a closeted gay man.