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.. >> welcome back to booktv's live coverage of the miami book fair. now and its 33rd year it's held on the campus of miami-dade
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college. we have a full list of other presentations and collins today including fox's host dana perino, journalist susan faludi and national book award winner. for a complete schedule of today's coverage go to we will kick off today with fox's host of former white house press secretary dana perino. should be talking about her most recent book at a later in the day you have a chance to interact with her in our call-in program. this is booktv's live coverage from the miami book fair. >> [inaudible conversations] and.
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>> i am a longtime friend of of book fair and we have a fabulous day today with wonderful author is and what everything to move on schedule so everyone has an opportunity to do their part after questions so thanks to our sponsors i just received the of list in this small print i am doing my best. the premier sponsors are listed in their many others also to appreciate all of your friends of the book wonde where i could not do this without you and you need to
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give yourself some applause to beat supporters if you are not friends please join because this is not the end of the book fair is an ongoing activity. live will not take another minute and will move very quickly through the program we are pleased to start with to trail blazing women who you have come to see as an author and date now will be interviewed by her own trailblazers u.n. to york 1992 was the first hispanic person to ever be asked to anchor a network news program we are very glad she returned home to south florida where she now
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anchors nbc's channel sixx news she has for edney is also from the university of miami and other organizations so please welcome jackie nespral and she will introduce it dana perino. [applause] >> good morning it is an honor to introduce our next guest and she is a wonderful offer. girl power. dana perino differs ii served as a press secretary for a republican presidentnt if you read her resonates that is a huge accomplishment and everywhere the first off anything with the most
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popular host on fox now leadpo author and now she has a book that has millions ofht followers on social media is anything she cannot do? the major pedigree she knows where she once and will not settle for anything until she gets set. for jesus as some wearing a pair of boots from a western routes in wyoming or her palms like today there was no good single men and washington d.c. so rather than settle jim porter and president from britain that is not the upholstery should lead to m on a flight and. also we have a friend and common who happens to be a white house correspondente ie who patrolled me that she w and her husband peter are one of the most grounded in genuine people you'll ever meet which is a testament to her good did judgment and good luck she really, really
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really loves her dog so much she wrote a book about america's dog jasper only 5-foot 2 inches she tells me she is 5 feet but h. through a giant in the media landscape ladies and gentlemen, dana perino.ou [applause] thanks for having me to make it is a pleasure because nothing is going on in the world of politics but let's talk about the book because before there was jasper there was harry, henry i'm sorry. he also helped to a difficult time.
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>> thanks for coming today it is a pleasure to be here a was here in 2010 because i did the publicity to wherefore george w. bushecision never imagined i could come year as an author myself so henry was the first of credit owned as an adult my husband and i got him in scotland when we lived there it is try my husband on a plane and we move to englandgla we both wanted a dog. we did even know about the breed we found out about the and n switzerland from a trip that we talk and i fell in love with these dogs so henry helped me through difficult time. winner wrote the book because i and not a natural long form writer cannot thatd would be the lead book would
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ever write there was a chapter about dogs because i love dogs and wanted was so much to include that part of my life in the book but ie needed to cut down so i gave back then dog chapter in my editor said i promise you one day there will be a dog book.his on so to write this was ely's has me do with a first draftt d is more. for. what does that mean? dig deeper in be willing toe share more. when i realized with henry was a was 26, left capitol hill, married i got married at a fairly young age from my group and. living in england, i did not even meet george w. bush. e live in san diego three years 9/11 have been takingg
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back to washington for the justice department that andit a dozen white house press secretary then we move to new york cannister working on a show '04 fox news called the five so henry was with me when you have a companion like that as a human or aid dog it was a nice complement one of the reasons we have such a good strong marriage is we have found they shared obsession for our pets and most people across america feel the same way about their dogs 67 percent of americans have a household pet and i found with common ground those that may not want to talk to a republican. [laughter] but when i go to the dog bark there is some rules fork
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humans and dogs humans cannot talk about work sore politics and the dogs cannot sitdown there is the story so these are photoshop. this was henry. he was arrested walking him off leash in washington d.c. tyd got a ticket was funny because the over criminalization of america you hear from the right to and bill left this was a good example it was a bureaucratic nightmare common note address to pay the ticket he tried three times now newly minted u.s. citizen and he tells me i will have my day in court to . i said i don't think that is a good idea. [laughter] britain and america have a lot of similarities the legal system is not one of
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them so he had to go to the place the required an entire day in different jails and help -- jail cells including shackles at 1.of nausea acting press secretary i have seen the movies i know my rights and get one phone call, so he calls the whiteve house he was insane to spring wheat out the jail but to fire the dog walker because he would be home all day by himself always in the oval office he said would you like me to interrupter? he said no. there is that period that was quiet so i would check my blackberry and a sea of message that said peter called he said might want to
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get the dog walker to come this morning and probably the afternoon and i thought that church has been arrested. i knew. i kne he almost had to stay the night because it was so late in the evening but he finally saw the judge and he apologized he said he held up his shackled reagan said i have an interestingg insight to the judicialst system. >> so the illustrator created the of gunshots. >> there are a great of illustrations.e >> q will scroll through these social media can be a menace here is one wonderful thing that i met an artist throughout twitter we became friendly be tens i tend toov
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over share about negative dog on the show and social media's though the artist got a kick out of gas bear -- jasper so one day on "the five" we were talking about a watch so later that day there is a photograph of jasper as david hassle of. [laughter]er. >> i love the reaction this is a photoshop waterskiing but what it is funny is in many of the pictures before there was a book there were w no i told the artist we might want to make this more family friendly so he would add these and making kelly told me her son loves the
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pitchers so much that he takes of book to bed but tonight henry passed away while we were in new york and i do right about that. if you have the pet you haveou been through this page 53 get out your kleenex. and greta called me that night at 10:00 p.m. you think it is not good newss and she said i heard about henry. i will tell you i knew you think it is impossible but what you need to do by way is get another dog. i had 101 reasons why we could not, of 46 floors, how do you potty trained a puppy in an apartment? not a blade of grass in the neighborhood at the time. but today's later as i worked at the studio is fast
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pace and news to get hair makeup done but peter works from home. i had to be home one of those days in the afternoon and realized the apartment was silent. hugh works international so anyo he needed that companionship as much as i did so weed called a beater -- breederke who took care of henry and said i had a feeling would be calling me a letter is borne next week and readyd for pick up june 5th and that is one begot him. >> host: talking that this was a stressful election to cover and he has helped to bring people together with different points of view. >> certainly with me with
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social the interaction people fall me that i don't talk politics on facebook and instagram might go into any politics at all really i try to connect with my dog sometimes i get home from the show may be aca controversial conversation or i would be stressful of a local and twitter and facebook people ascending pitchers of there dollar post about jasper and it took the edge off. certainly at the dog park as always, i said no politics but other times social media can be a tough place been because even melania trump said one of purple platforms is cyberbullying because i could be affected because of what the parents are going through because when we were kids if you were bullied at least you got to go home as
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a safe place but if your life is on this divisive you always see you never get away from but jasper can't read, i don't think. so i would find the way to take that edginess to utilize the dog sometimes i would just hug on him. >> host: alas spokane's the good news is, the selling. and the timing of this book lacks one week after the election people want to talk about politics and now is alk book about your job? >> guest: that's true. in the first bucket was too long the editor said you have to cut the book and the good news in is is tightly written have 1,000 words
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taken out by felt for that mentoring advice i did not want to cut anything and working behind the scenes at the white house had to take h out one of the stories they wanted me to cut 10,000 words in the dog chapter was 9500 you could have that back he said there would be 11 day we decided to do this they told me october 25th of 2016 i said you sure? nobody will ever pay attention to it and the publisher said people will lead something that will bepl different that is not political and i think she was right because the response has been really good also the der times best seller list even with thes i do signings from michigan and colorado wyoming california and florida yesterday, three people last me about
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politics. some people brought their dogs. i also brought this one. and was given to me.o what is amazing idea field people's people together is they send me their craft the woman who makes felt jasper she takes of photograph and then will hand make unless. decant taken with me everywhere. so i do feel that it is their way to show me they are grateful for my presence and they appreciate what i have done but yesterday's a woman made jaspers name in chinese calligraphy also some decommissioned a painting for me from a great artist in chicago that hangs
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in our home. jewelry, all sorts of things he has a way to bring people together. [laughter] >> she said is that true? >> host: the pressss secretary as a teenage how much pressure was that to have the world looking at you at that precise moment listening to your every wordd -- quack. >> looking back, i feel i had that job as press secretary at the right time berger even six months before it would have been a stretch for me. do you remember tony snow? i was his deputy the day before he left the white house he asked me to come to
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his office and said howw redoing blacks vice said not very good because i was happy behind-the-scenes i just don't know how i should fill your shoes. you are so good at the podium i am not feeling upot to which antisense stand up. and i am only 5 feet tall he was 6-foot 5 inches in but his hand on my shoulders and shook me a little bit and said you are better at this than you thank you are. two weeks later i was finishing a briefing there thing was moved by the president had not gotten mad man was a deputy long enough be so people always take the deputy job that is how youen do the main job. realized this is what he meant providing have to be just like tim i can just be myself.
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to do it over i would be so much better now i don't want negative shaded and have the tv experience now i thinknk that would have been better with the ability to communicate. cbs news is full of statistics and mark said that tony snow average white house briefing lasted 42 minutes but dana perino was m 21. i was getting in and get out >> host: what advice would you give the current press secretary? >> they have the great fraternity we all get along there is a shared understanding of what it is like to stand at the podium to take the questions from the press to advocate and defend the president and the media access to the
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government. policy is king so to make sure you have access to theve meetings to see the policy decisions is very important. i did a lot of listening before i talked. that helped kelso embracee the job felice certainly the best job i will never have it is at the top of my chosen profession and a change my life forever.y i know i would not write to books to have a chance to come here if i was never the lighthouse press secretary. i get that part of their wonderful things that come to your life in we can only ask if you give back after words either through the young people or are we fleisher is still in fall talking about his time he was there online 11 basically haddad breakfast with josh ernest dye said you have so many stories you
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denied unrealized yet and i encouraged him to write down as he was finishing up and because he will talk about them for the rest of his life people want to hear what it was like to work behind the scenes with president obama. >> host: what about right now with fox news? >> when i started, i really did want to have a presence on television because i wanted to be a part of the conversation my initial career path wanted to be jackie nespral and then made some choices to work on capitol hill. so by the time i start as a contributor i still feltiz like a spokesperson for somebody else. and trying to explain decision making then when i
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started on an "the five" realized they really don'tt care what george w. bush thinks they want to know my personal opinion. and that was pretty scary because it felt and sometimes i did not know myy personal opinion because mahal life was speaking on somebody else's behalf because to cares what i thought?re the ivnot the decision maker so my producers andnd colleagues and co-host help to draw me out to show a little personality. an sometimes i'm a funny sometimes i can be quite serious or i don't know. the first of my was asked about legalization of marijuana i would have said
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president bush's thoughts and i stopped. wait. yodon't know what i thinkk you'll have to give me some time and still feelti conflicted because my instinct was no.lega no legalization of drugs because i saw was the justification of no drugs i was terrified to get in trouble. i still and of even at the white house of the president calls me to the oval office he would say to tell her there is nothing wrong. the head of fox news says the same thing i need to talk to you. everything is okay. i like to be in trouble because "the five" shows me me, this is like a psychiatric session laugh laugh but jasper was that buffer to connect with
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people that maybe i was a reticent to give my own personal opinion or to be so public now it is much more personal than when i was press secretary because their use because somebody else's behalf and the dog days be a >> host: i get that. what is next? because you have authored books, press secretary. >> guest: i just had a chance to do election coverage for this amazingws election year on the primary night send i got to be wither ad brecht and make an and
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charles and tucker so i really wanted to do was we on the sunday show to talka about the news of the day. i would tell them i would like tim as a kid. he does not think that is funny. >> now i do that five days a week now all i sign my bookse,
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and joy and gratitude to describe my career right now that my plate is full with all of my favorite food deleting maybe just take one food off because it has been a wild couple of years.>> maybe i will not do another book for a while although i do love the unprocessed.into i am a voracious reader i kept trying to get to the books this summer one of the other authors here wrote rules of civility which i above to provide loved that book now i can be friends with him but he wrote a new book called a gentleman in moscow i bet about 50 pages into would over three monthsf th and i read as a ton of new so i do need to read more fiction i think that opens
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that creativity part of her mind. i read that nine gale which i adored and allied of the characters with a feel or go through with the turmoil helps me in the stand what people may be feeling if you were unhappy with theun election results or exuberant you can understand that through reading more fiction. i truly believe that. so i will figure out a way to take a step back and read some more with like to write another book in the future but i will spend some time letting that percolate and onto the in the election year and again. that was one of the pitchers we had to add close. >> it is one to ask you we
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have seen a lot of protest going on, after the historic election there's still lots of divisiveness viewers still hopeful? >> this will burnout the election results wall and i have been shocking to those set are not happy with time i think that will ease a and a little bit i respect their right to protest a hope they do so peacefully of course, and also to take a breath to wait and see what happens but of course, there is away a to participate and then you can be involved. i do remain optimistic americans are very kind i saw that yesterday with people standing in linetandin waiting for me had of villages near fort myers
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they were so kind cabriniht something they made were say thank you for working so hard to give us your opinion , of voice of reason so the mother. we have all bought more in common than we may think. but if you feel somebody you had to unfriended on facebook that you cannot connect with a neighbor because of politics friendships have broken up five met a makeup artist who n said she and her husband run nonspeaking because of thema election and i said the deal have a dog?sband we i said you might want to getti one laugh laugh because that can bring people back together. >> host: we will stop and
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take some questions we have 40 minutes. >> guest: i can do a lot of dancers and 14 minutes. >> host: forgive me if they say we have to cut it off. >> thank you very much for a lovely discussion. no offical the three republicans and the lead denver post and rocky mount and news. i and the infectious disease dr. one of george w. bush great legacy what he did to combat aids in africa i find myself defending president bush in those terms so what do you think his legacy will be years down the road?ms. we'll people come out
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positive for negative in history class. >> this is an author also presenting as an infectious disease dr. things for that i and also from denver bat one thing he would tallis in the last year she was not worried about his legacy they would say baloney. but he would say last year i read three books about george washington historians are still analyzing the first president and the 43rd doesn't have a lot to worry about because he will never know. i think it'd and amazing job as post president he has been very respectful of his successor and has been very silent but up at the far program -- even democrat said that was amazing was
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very bold it is credited to saving a generation invi africa that wasn't justt because he felt a humanitarian obligation also in national securitybl component because connolly's a rice said we are about to have failed states all across africa because the young people are dying and the parents are dying in those that remain the only people they that take care of them are bad actors.we we have the means to do something different so he has continued to work on that and actually he instilled in me a passion for africa i have been several times and i volunteer at of faith based center in africa that gets pepfar money ended charitable surgery center
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and the work that they do isis amazing and angelic. also for president bush you will see him do amazingpr things maybe next year miami book fair would like us to talk about a new but he has coming out in march just finished the portraits of 98 wounded warriors who served under his command he started painting that he learned from winston churchill after he retired he wrote an essayay about people in retirement have to have read hobbies and take lessons 43 thought i would give it a shot and it turns out he is very goody gd city continues to serve in different ways while his legacy is unknown because we will mono i do think he is
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assured to be very good man and president berger we're very friendly.>> he is cray also work with barbara bush literacy foundation they help people become literate all across america with a 90 percent success rate and the recently saw him at one of those events. we are buddies. >> prior to the invasion of iraq, for many months are remember george bush on television talking about we don't want the smoking gun to be in the form of a mushroom cloud and weapons of mass destruction. that turned out to be false information.false do you think that is the of product of the intelligence community that doesn't know what it is doing or dissemination of false information prior to the unprovoked invasion was part
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of a conspiracy to invade iraq and were you aware of it at the time? if you weren't can you share what it is like to be with a group of people who are disseminating false intermission? >> guest: okay. i get it. think she'll. this is a debate that is ongoing i would not say it was false but it was wrong.g. intelligence agencies all across the world had the same information that decision was made i was not there at the time i was at the white house counsel so i did not have access to that information anyway. >> after the war started everyone agrees the occupation was not handled efficiently you were around during that occupation didle you feel that president bush was focused on the
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administration of the post invasion? >> i would encourage you to read the book there is an entire two chapters that this explains his decision making i was also with himi was for the surge to turn thatg around which he did. >> just fine question sullivan is a good friend of mine to say you are one of the nicest and smartest people that presidential spokesperson what you think of the relationship donald trump has with the media and what advice would you give them? gimmicky would not take my advice. [laughter] the relationship between the president and press corps ise always adversarial. also mutually beneficial
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because he benefit did from media attention that is one thing he knows how to do very well to get the media to cover his stories and when he says they are biased he cover -- they cover that. he cannot lose there is a lot of different tactics how you can communicate with people. twitter is a way he can communicate directly with people every time he sends a tweet the media covers the. i think it will be interesting to see if the media will get its footing but i went urge the trombone white house as they did the obama white house to allow the access for the reporterspor . that is one of the things the founding fathers set uper and they were right to do so the media is critical to keep democracy going.
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but who is to say the story will be that excise said earlier back when obamaer kerst took office he first kept the white house photographers that work for the wire services he would not let the and end to some of the basic things and they said he never takes a bad picture so why not?t it is a way so that relationship keeps going if they don't have a free media they turn out like venezuela or russia or places that you would not necessarily want to live so they may frustrate them as it does the other side but it is necessary not even evil in this just necessary. >> we have time for one more question. >> i love you on and "the
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five" thank you for the great job that you did george of the bush one of our best presidents and your love for our country to be asked to serve with barbara bush literally foundation so would you like to tell the great group of people whatea exactly does that foundation do and how we can help to reprove the literacy of the and privileged kids? because i don't know myself. think it is a great group to get involved. >> barbara bush after she left the white house continued to work on the issue of literacy. it was quite surprising because in my circle of friends everybody knows how to read.issue
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the thing that is frustrating and little sad is i might be wrong on theto numbers but 30 million americans are illiterate orth under literate but cannot read well or function well in society. that number has been the same for several decades. partly due to immigration but what is amazing is one of those things the barbara bush foundation has teamed up with high-school students sometimes they have to do volunteer work to get credits to graduate so in several states, and they match student with a third grader and they have benchmarks they have to me and a curriculum to follow.
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they cannot get their credititse if they don't succeed with this child so that is why they have a 90 percent success rate to help not just the children but the adults. if you joined the board which hope you will do you will see something that will amaze you not just with children's literacy it is adults literacy that is so important so every time they have an event they invite somebody whose life has been changed because now they can read and books are in their home in their reading books to their children they never could read before to get up in front of a crowd of 500 people to give a speech it will give you chills it was one of the most wonderful things i am happy to be involved guess i will talk to you tomorrow on the phone tomorrow. >> host: leer at the end of our time.
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