Peggy Noonan To Deliver KeynoteWritten By Mary Seaman
Article Date: 09-01-2004
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Best-selling author served as Special Assistant to President Reagan.
Peggy Noonan To Deliver Keynote
Best-selling author served as Special Assistant to President Reagan
Best-selling author, columnist and presidential speechwriter Peggy Noonan will be the keynote speaker at the AED Annual Meeting, January 27-29, in San Antonio, sponsored by PricewaterouseCoopers and Sentry Insurance. Noonan will address attendees of the inaugural reception and dinner scheduled to conclude the convention on January 29.
Noonan’s apperance is particularly meaningful this year because she served as Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986. She was also chief speechwriter for George Bush during his campaign for the White House in 1988.
A five-time best selling author, Noonan has contributed to many publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, Time, Newsweek and “O” Magazine. She is a contributing editor with The Wall Street Journal and a weekly columnist for the Journal’s editorial page website.
Her most recent book, “When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan,” was a New York Times best seller. Her other works include “On Speaking Well: How to Give a Speech with Style, Substance and Clarity”; “The Case Against Hillary Clinton”; “Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”; and “What I Saw at the Revolution.”
A frequent guest on political talk shows, Noonan is an advisor on the television drama The West Wing and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work in writing a post 9/11 television special.
From 1990 to 1991, Noonan was a member of the President’s Comission on International Broadcasting, and co-wrote the Commission report recommending the creation of Radio Free China. She is co-chair of the Public Broadcasting System’s Project Democracy, and a member of the board of Freedom House.
Prior to working for President Reagan, Noonan was a producer at CBS News in New York. She also wrote and produced Dan Rather’s daily radio commentary from 1981 to 1984, and wrote television news specials for CBS News. From 1978 to 1981 she was a writer/producer at the CBS Radio Network, producing radio hourly news broadcasts and the network’s weekly “World of Religion.”
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