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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

Newsmax TV (America's Forum via YouTube)
America's Forum | Curt Smith talks about President George H.W. Bush | Part 1
November 19, 2014

WHAM 1180
Author Curt Smith talks Baseball & his new George H. W. Bush book
November 19, 2014

WXXI
Connections: George H. W. Bush's New Biography Written By Curt Smith
November 19, 2014

WHEC-TV 11/05/2014
Absentee ballot counting begins in race for the 25th Congressional District, Rep. Slaughter picks up additional votes
November 05, 2014

More In the News >>

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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