Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches That Would Have Rewritten History

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In Undelivered: The Never-Heard Speeches that Would Have Rewritten History, Jeff Nussbaum presents the most notable speeches that were never heard, from Dwight Eisenhower’s apology for a D-Day failure to Richard Nixon’s refusal to resign the presidency, and even Hillary Clinton’s acceptance for a 2016 victory—the latter never seen until now.

Jeff Nussbaum most recently served as a special assistant and senior speechwriter to President Biden. Prior to his role at the White House, Nussbaum was a partner at West Wing Writers, the premier strategy and speechwriting shop in DC.

We get a behind-the-scenes look at the power of speechwriting, and what these second speeches can tell us about the past, and also inform our present.


Jeffrey Nussbaum
Author; and Former Senior Speechwriter for President Joe Biden

Rick Jackson
Senior Host/Producer, Ideastream Public Media

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