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Curt Smith

Senior Lecturer
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of English

Areas of expertise: Presidential rhetoric; American presidents of the radio/television age; sports broadcasting, especially but not limited to baseball, football, basketball, and hockey; public speaking

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart
valerie.alhart@rochester.edu
585.276.3256

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In the News

WROC TV CBS 8
Extraordinary People: Curt Smith
February 20, 2015

The Jim Bohannon Show
On The Jim Bohannon Show...
February 09, 2015

The Sydney Morning Herald
Barack Obama's State of the Union task: impose vision regardless of Republican backing
January 19, 2015

The Eagle
Former speechwriter shares stories of George H.W. Bush's kindness, character in new book
January 16, 2015

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News Releases

Lecture by Curt Smith on George W. Bush's Presidency and the 2008 Election
September 20, 2007

Public Invited to Explore Presidential Campaign and Media Interactions With Speakers and Films Series
September 14, 2007

Curt Smith Named Political Coordinator of Museum of Broadcast Communications
February 08, 2007



Biography
Curt Smith wrote more speeches than anyone for former President George H.W. Bush. He is the author of 12 books. He has hosted XM Satellite Radio, National Public Radio affiliate, Smithsonian Institution, and Baseball Hall of Fame series. He has been named New York State's best radio commentator and has written for ESPN TV and many newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated. He teaches public speaking to promote effective language and delivery. His course Presidential Rhetoric explores how U.S. presidents communicate by press conference, text address, and extemporaneous speech.

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