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The First African American White House Director of Media Relations

Kristin Clark Taylor worked in the Bush administration, and was the first African-American woman in history to hold that post. She's written a new book about it, "The First to Speak: A Woman of Color inside the White House."


Other segments from the episode on June 29, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 29, 1993: Interview with Tom Rosenstiel; Review of Ahdaf Soueif's novel "In the Eye of the Sun"; Interview with Kristin Clark Taylor; Review of Hans Reichel's album …


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