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This edition: The Gatekeeper to the President with Chris Whipple

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 25, 2017.

First aired: May 8, 2017.

The White House Chief of Staff is one of the most important jobs in American government. He (and so far, it’s always been a he) is often the second most powerful person in the country. A new book, “The Gatekeepers,” is loaded with stories about the chiefs of the modern era, and the presidents they served. It argues, persuasively, that the effectiveness of the White House chief of staff often determines how successful a presidency is. Bob talks about all of this with guest Chris Whipple, author of “The Gatekeepers,” and a former Peabody and Emmy-award-winning producer at 60 Minutes.

Guest List

Chris Whipple Author, The Gatekeepers