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The Men with the Ear of the President

Who advises the most powerful man in the world and what do they tell him? Jonathan Powell, Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff, speaks to key advisors to the American President including Karl Rove, the man described as George W. Bush's "brain." What is the role of the Chief of Staff? How do they break bad news to their boss? Are they sounding boards or punching bags? How do interpersonal dynamics intersect with developing strategy? How do they cope with global crises and what fits them for the job?

40 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 Jun 2011 17:00
BBC Radio 4 FM only