Tags: Newsmax Prime | Presidential History | peggy noonan | reagan | speech writer | my president

Peggy Noonan: I Just Knew Reagan Was My President


By    |   Monday, 21 Dec 2015 07:06 PM

Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan tells Newsmax TV that she was lucky to receive a call one day from the White House offering her a job.

"I started out as a journalist at CBS News. When Ronald Reagan came along I just knew he was my president," she told "Newsmax Prime" guest host Ric Blackwell. "He was the president who most moved me and who I most agreed with. … So leaving CBS behind was just fine."

Noonan chronicles her years in the Reagan White House and a career in journalism and politics in her new book, "The Time of Our Lives."

Watch Newsmax TV on DirectTV Ch. 349, DISH Ch. 223 and Verizon FiOS Ch. 115. Get Newsmax TV on your cable system – Click Here Now

"They're not just memories," Noonan told Blacwell. "They are a bunch of essays and columns and op-ed pieces and commentaries that I've done over the past more than 25 years but the most recent of them is just a few months old."

When asked what inspired her to write her latest novel, Noonan said that she "wanted to go back and see what I found and what I still loved and put it into a book."

Noonan added  "I just sort of divided my work up into themes about America, about what's happening now, about the greatness game of politics, about people I miss."

Noonan served not only as a primary speechwriter for Reagan, but also as an adviser. She became a columnist after leaving the White House, and currently writes for The Wall Street Journal.

"I still give advice to those running for president, but I do it in a very public column where anybody can see it," she said. "I don't give them private advice. … I just try to throw the ball straight and hard."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsmax-Tv
Former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan tells Newsmax TV that she was lucky to receive a call one day from the White House offering her a job. I started out as a journalist at CBS News. When Ronald Reagan came along I just knew he was my president, she told Newsmax Prime...
peggy noonan, reagan, speech writer, my president
307
2015-06-21
Monday, 21 Dec 2015 07:06 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved