The FRONTLINE Interview with Lissa Muscatine (California and Wadham '77)

The Choice 2016
Callie Wiser

A former Washington Post journalist, Lissa Muscatine became a speechwriter for First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1993.  Muscatine continued writing for Clinton when Clinton was Secretary of State — “Once you work for Hillary, you always work for Hillary,” she says — before leaving politics to run Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. with her husband.

While working on the speech Clinton delivered in 1995 to a United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, Muscatine recalls “[Clinton] said, ‘I just want to push the envelope as far as I can on women’s rights and human rights.’ … I thought, that’s why I do this.”

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