The President's Gatekeeper

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Author Chris Whipple (right) chats with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel was President Barack Obama's first chief of staff.

Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer and journalist Chris Whipple joins us to discuss his new book, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency. Whipple looks at how a chief of staff can steer a presidency. He interviewed all 17 living chiefs for the book, and explored their influence on the White House, press and Capitol Hill. 

Chris Whipple will participate in a talk and Q&A at 6:00 p.m. at the Roosevelt House at Hunter College (47-49 East 65th St.)