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Speechwriters Dish on Drafting a State of the Union

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Prior to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union, Hari Sreenivasan talks with former presidential speechwriters Michael Gerson and Don Baer, about what goes into a president's address to the nation, including rhetoric, who's behind policy mentioned and their own crunch-time experiences drafting a State of the Union.

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