Marlin Fitzwater

Marlin Fitzwater

Former press secretary to Presidents Reagan and Bush

One of the longest-serving White House spokesmen in history

Marlin Fitzwater stood next to two Presidents during cold war summits, economic downturns, and eight military conflicts. He gave over 850 press briefings in six years, winning praise for his celebrated wit, intelligence, and ability to clarify the issues. Today he is an author, lecturer and humorist whose presidential anecdotes, political analysis, and television commentary make him a world-wide celebrity. His unprecedented tenure gives him unparalleled insight into the way the press and the presidency collide.

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Marlin Fitzwater
Landon Lecture
Nov. 21, 1996