Susan Page is a journalist, biographer, and Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today.
As a high school senior facing college applications, Susan Page had a choice to make. Should she follow her passion for playing the oboe and go to music school? Or should she allow her love of journalism to guide her? In the end, journalism won, and Susan soon found herself away from her home state of Kansas for the first time as a freshman at Northwestern University. Now the Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today, Susan has covered six administrations and 11 presidential elections. She spoke with David about how the media can rebuild public trust, what it’s like to cover the most powerful politicians in the country and her recent experience as moderator of the 2020 vice presidential debate. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
Barbara Pierce Bush was the wife of a president and the mother of one, too. And though she never held elected office, her influence on American politics was immense. Susan Page of USA Today joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the former first lady wielded power behind the scenes, which she writes about in “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty”(Twelve).
John J. Miller is joined by Susan Page to discuss her book, The Matriarch.
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Feb 12th, 1951
Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
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2 hours, 3 minutes
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