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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

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In the News

Irondequoit Post
Curt Smith: Is this century the one in which the hapless Cubs finally rise to the top?
October 18, 2015

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
What is County Executive Maggie Brooks' legacy?
October 11, 2015

Irondequoit Post
CURT SMITH: Charleston unites, Obama divides
July 11, 2015

Extraordinary People: Curt Smith
February 20, 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

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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