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

Rick Jackson speaks with Jeffrey Nussbaum at the City Club of Cleveland.
Rick Jackson speaks with Jeffrey Nussbaum at the City Club of Cleveland.

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

Natalia Garcia is a digital producer for the education team at Ideastream Public Media.