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Curt Smith


Curt Smith is an acclaimed author, radio/television host, columnist, and former presidential speechwriter. Smith hosts the weekly syndicated *Perspectives* from Rochester, New York's National Public Radio affiliate WXXI AM. The series, distributed to other NPR stations in New York State, features well-known local and national guests. Smith also hosts the twice-weekly *Talking Point* on Rochester CBS-TV affiliate WROC, discussing issues from politics to education. He is a popular columnist for Upstate New York's *Messenger-Post Newspapers* and Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Rochester, where he teaches Public Speaking and Presidential Rhetoric. Smith is the author of ten books: *What Baseball Means to Me*, *Voices of The Game*, *Storied Stadiums*, *Windows on the White House*, *Our House*, *Of Mikes and Men*, *Long Time Gone*, *A Fine Sense of the Ridiculous*, *America's Dizzy Dea*n, and *The Storytellers*. He has written and coproduced prime-time ESPN-TV documentaries based on *Voices of The Game* - and helped write and research the ABC/ESPN *SportsCentury* documentary series. Raised in Caledonia, New York, the 1973 SUNY at Geneseo graduate has been named among the "100 Outstanding Alumni" of New York's State University System, is a member of the Judson Welliver Society of former White House.