James Baker

Baker’s Effectiveness as Reagan’s Chief-of-Staff

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Many people describe James Baker as the most effective and powerful presidential chief-of-staff in modern history. David Gergen, Lesley Stahl, Hedrick Smith and others explain how Baker used compromise, negotiation and charm to help carry out the “Reagan Revolution.” “It’s not that you’re trying to acquire power for power’s sake,” says Baker. "Power really accretes to those who get things done.”

Aired: 03/24/15

Rating: TV-PG

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