ICGB   70-246  , 220-801   N10-006   70-461   VCP550   642-999   CISM   200-125  , CISM   70-177  , 200-120   300-320   1Z0-144   JK0-022   300-209   200-355   NSE4   1Y0-201   300-206  , 2V0-620   70-412   MB2-707   300-208  , 1Z0-060   PEGACPBA71V1   LX0-103   000-105   300-209   000-080   1Y0-201   642-732   70-177   70-410   74-678   101-400   MB2-707   MB5-705   500-260   1Z0-051   700-501   MB2-704   70-412  , 70-177   300-209   070-461   2V0-621D   3002   200-125  , CISM   70-410   810-403   220-901   300-115   350-018   000-104   1Z0-803   OG0-091   M70-101  , 200-355   74-678   70-461   210-065  , 2V0-621   200-125  , CAP  , CAS-002   200-310   N10-006   100-101   70-483   MB6-703  , CISSP   1z0-808   300-115   000-089  , 070-461   70-980   70-412   642-732   CAS-002   70-463   350-018   220-801   M70-101   CCA-500   70-461  , MB6-703   102-400   HP0-S42   102-400   74-678   640-911   210-260   SY0-401   350-080   70-243   70-980  ,

Episode 3, with guests Joe Lockhart and Ari Fleischer, Former White House Press Secretaries

Joe Lockhart and Ari Fleischer are our interview guests this week.
Show produced by Katherine Caperton
Original Air Date: March 26, 2011 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio “POTUS” Channel 124.  Click above to listen.

In this week’s Polioptics broadcast on P.O.T.U.S. on Sirius XM, against the backdrop of catastrophe in Japan and hostilities in Libya, Adam Belmar and I talked with two of the most seasoned Presidential spokesmen of the past two administrations: Joe Lockhart, who served as White House Press Secretary under Bill Clinton, and Ari Fleischer, who was the first to hold that role under George W. Bush.  We took the opportunity to jump from today’s headlines to examine parallels in prior decades, producing an hour of insightful conversation about what it takes to deliver the President’s message from behind the podium of the White House press briefing room.

As two practitioners who have spent years helping to craft a politician’s message, we also took time to remember the passing of David Broder, a giant of the journalism profession who passed away at the age of 81 on March 9.  In the days and weeks following his death, Broder was lionized by members of his profession, but Adam and I offered a different take: that of the political staffer whose fortunes rose and fell based on how Broder viewed our events.  Indeed, having him on one of our sites was like playing host to a rock star, the ultimate observer or critic of politics in action.  If you were a musician, having Broder, notebook in hand in the press area, was like having Paul McCartney in the front row.

To give a final salute to this surefire inductee into the American Political Hall of Fame (if, alas, there ever is one, have a read of Broder’s final column in the February 6, 2011 edition of The Washington Post.

Have a listen by clicking on the link just below the headline for this post and join us via satellite for future broadcasts. POLIOPTICS airs every Saturday at 6am, 12pm and 6pm EST on Sirius|XM Satellite Radio’s P.O.T.U.S. channel — Sirius 110 | XM 130.

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