Media Appearances

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Selected media appearances, speeches and articles in which Robert has been quoted:


The Leslie Marshall Show,” with Brad Bannon, June 10, 2019

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, May 29, 2019

The Leslie Marshall Show,” with Brad Bannon, April 2, 2019

Happy Hour Roundup.” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, March 29, 2019

Moderated a panel at the Center for American Progress: “The Case Against Corporate Tax Boondoggles,” March 13, 2019

Ahead of the State of the Union, Read About the People Behind the Words,” by Concepción de León, The New York Times, February 5, 2019

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, January 29, 2019

Appearance on BBC News Persian service, January 20, 2019

Appearance on CGTN America discussing the government shutdown, January 9, 2019

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, December 21, 2018

The Memo: Ayers decision casts harsh light on Trump,” by Niall Stanage, The Hill, December 11, 2018

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, December 10, 2018

George H.W. Bush’s praise for the War Heroes of Pearl Harbor came from his heart,” by Curt Smith, Fox News, December 4, 2018

Politico’s Morning Media, by Jason Schwartz, September 21, 2018

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, May 24, 2018

Richard Goodwin, the Voice of an American Era,” by David Shribman, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 23, 2018

Comfortably Numb” episode of “Bipodisan” podcast, April 27, 2018

The Ed Morrissey Show,” April 26, 2018

Kings of the Hill” episode of “Bipodisan” podcast, April 13, 2018

The Kids Are Alright” episode of “Bipodisan” podcast, March 31, 2018

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, March 14, 2018

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, February 21, 2018

Evening Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, February 14, 2018

BBC’s “Trumped,” February 3, 2018

Can Joe Kennedy Beat the State of the Union Curse?” by John Aloysius Farrell, Politico Magazine, January 28, 2018

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, January 26, 2018

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, January 25, 2018

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, January 23, 2018

Happy Hour Roundup,” by Paul Waldman, The Washington Post, January 9, 2018

BBC’s “Trumped,” October 20, 2017

Moderated panel of former presidential speechwriters at Professional Speechwriters’ Association annual conference, October 17, 2017 (C-SPAN)

Right and Left React to Fractures in the Republican Party,” by Justin Bank, The New York Times, October 5, 2017

BBC’s “Trumped,” August 18, 2017

BBC’s “Trumped,” June 30, 2017

C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” April 29, 2017, discussing Trump’s first 100 days.

BBC’s “Trumped,” April 14, 2017

Calls emerge for a boycott of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner,” by Ellen McCarthy, The Washington Post, February 4, 2017

How Michelle Obama’s team wrote that speech that sparked the Melania Trump controversy,” by Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post, July 19, 2016

Could Donald Trump Really Be US President?” BBC, December 11, 2015

Ben Carson: Unable to Process Foreign Policy,” by Anthony Zurcher, BBC, November 18, 2015

For some, a Supreme Court case is a matter of life or death,” by Steve Benen, The MaddowBlog, March 4, 2015

The Rise of 2016’s Newest Buzzword,” by Ben Schrekinger, Politico Magazine, February 26, 2015

Without a plan, talk of ousting Boehner is just talk,” by Steve Benen, The MaddowBlog, April 23, 2014

RESOLVED: The State of the Union speech is overrated,” by Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post, January 28, 2014

Obama Pursuing a Modest Agenda in State of the Union,” by Peter Baker, The New York Times, January 25, 2014

The new GOP anti-poverty agenda examined,” by Ryan Cooper, The Washington Post, January 8, 2014

What Was the Greatest Speech, Historical or Fictional, Ever Given?” The Atlantic, October 2013

Shaping a Speech, 50 Years After ‘I Have a Dream,‘” by Michael Shear, The New York Times, August 21, 2013

Trumped,” by Ross Douthat, The New York Times, May 30, 2012

C-SPAN’s “After Words,” May 14, 2008 with Ted Sorensen, discussing the former JFK speechwriter’s memoirs.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” April 30, 2008, discussing “White House Ghosts.”

Computer Scholars Live for More Than Graphics, Chips and Pixels,” by Richard Severo, The New York Times, July 2, 1983

(Yes, I’m old enough to have once been considered a computer scholar, though for the record I was 11, not 14 as the story indicates.)