Key Players

David Fuckin Gergen

President: The Hon. Sam Nunn

National Security Advisor: The Hon. David Gergen

Director of Central Intelligence: The Hon. R. James Woolsey

Secretary of Defense: The Hon. John White

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff: General John Tilelli (USA, Ret.)

Secretary of Health & Human Services: The Hon. Margaret Hamburg

Secretary of State: The Hon. Frank Wisner

Attorney General: The Hon. George Terwilliger

Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency: Mr. Jerome Hauer

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation: The Hon. William Sessions

Governor of Oklahoma: The Hon. Frank Keating

Press Secretary of Gov. Frank Keating (OK): Mr. Dan Mahoney

Correspondent, NBC News: Mr. Jim Miklaszewski

Pentagon Producer, CBS News: Ms. Mary Walsh

Reporter, British Broadcasting Corporation: Ms. Sian Edwards

Reporter, The New York Times: Ms. Judith Miller

Reporter, Freelance: Mr. Lester Reingold

David Richmond Gergen (born May 9, 1942) is an American political commentator and former presidential adviser who served during the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton. [2] He is currently a senior political analyst for CNN[3] and a professor of public service and the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. Gergen is also the former editor at large of U.S. News and World Report[4] and a contributor to CNN.com and Parade Magazine. He has twice been a member of election coverage teams that won Peabody awards—in 1988 with MacNeil–Lehrer, and in 2008 with CNN.

Gergen joined the Nixon White House in 1971, as a staff assistant on the speech-writing team, becoming director of speechwriting two years later.[5] He served as director of communications for both Ford and Reagan, and as a senior adviser to Clinton and Secretary of State Warren Christopher .[6] He graduated with honors from Yale and Harvard Law School, and has been awarded 27 honorary degrees.