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The Tough Role of the White House Press Secretary

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with former White House advisor David Gergen about the role of the White House press secretary. The current inhabitant of that job, Scott McClellan, has seen the tone of his daily briefings sour in recent weeks.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.