"New York Times Best-seller"

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"This is the book for you"

Tom Brokaw, NBC News

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"Vivid, enthralling…"

Christopher Buckley, Novelist

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"How government really works"

Jonathan Alter, historian

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"A must-read book"

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"Page-turning catnip for
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About Chris Whipple

Chris Whipple, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and writer, is the author of the New York Times best-seller, The Gatekeepers: How the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency, published April 4, 2017 by Crown. Amazon’s #1 best-selling new release in U.S. biography, The Gatekeepers is attracting rave reviews. “If you’re a political junkie or just curious,” says Tom Brokaw, “this is the book for you.”

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TV & RADIO

Good Morning America

ABC News ‘Good Morning America’:
White House tries to recover from self-inflicted wounds

VF Hive

VF Hive’s Cheddar :
“The Gatekeepers” author Chris Whipple joins us to discuss how Trump’s chief of staff shapes up to his historical predecessors.

Fox News

Fox News:
Impact of Trump’s staff on his speech and presidency.

CNN

CNN:
Inside The White House: Pres. Trump and fake news.

Face The Nation

Face The Nation:
President needs to empower one person to run the WH…

CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning:
All the presidents’ “Gatekeepers”

MSNBC

Morning Joe:
Who speaks truth to power in Trump’s WH?

Andrea Mitchell Reports

Andrea Mitchell Reports:
The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Bob Herbert's Op-Ed.TV

Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV:
The Gatekeeper to the President with Chris Whipple

Bold TV

Bold TV:
What is like to be the White House Chief of Staff?

The O’Reilly Factor

The O’Reilly Factor:
The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Good Day New York

Good Day New York:
The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

C-Span

C-Span:
Chris Whipple on White House Chiefs of Staff

Salon Talk

Salon Talk:
Who makes a presidency succeed or fail?

WTTW Chicago Tonight

WTTW Chicago Tonight:
‘The Gatekeepers’ Illustrates Power of White House Chief of Staff

WGN World of John Williams

WGN World of John Williams:
Author Chris Whipple on White House Chiefs of Staff: ‘It’s not you speaking, it’s the president’

all thing considered

All Things Considered:
Interview with Robert Siegel & James Baker, former White House chief of staff.

A1 NPR RADIO

A1 NPR RADIO:
From Gatekeeper to Lord High Executioner: The White House Chief of Staff

iHeart Radio

iHeart Radio:
Author Chris Whipple talks about his new book The Gatekeepers and dishes some juicy White House secrets.

Jeff Schechtman's "Specific Gravity"

Jeff Schechtman’s “Specific Gravity”
The Gatekeepers: Why the White House Chief of Staff Matters

Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Show:
Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer and journalist Chris Whipple joins us to discuss his new book, The Gatekeepers.

Political Rewind with Bill Nigut

Political Rewind with Bill Nigut:
How do Chiefs of Staff define presidencies?

Fernand Amandi Show

Fernand Amandi Show:
Fernand discusses the war-like nature of Easter Egg Hunts, Trump’s golfing and Tweeting. Also featured is Chris Whipple.

NPR KERA

NPR KERA:
The Gatekeepers of The White House

Podcast

Podcast: Kickass News
Chris Whipple on the President’s Gatekeeper.

Biz Talk Radio

Business talk with Jim Campbell:
Rating Chiefs of Staff