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In 1789, George Washington was elected the first President of the United States – the only president in our history to have been unanimously elected by the Electoral College. Washington began what would be his political career when he arose as a firm voice in resistance to British regulations. He was later elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in 1775 where he fought for six years.
In his latest book To Rescue the Constitution: George Washington and the Fragile American Experiment, chief political anchor for Fox News Bret Baier recounts the three times Washington rescued the Constitution: by winning the Revolutionary War, presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and by becoming our first President. George Washington not only helped write the nation’s blueprint – he lived it.
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Bret Baier is the chief political anchor for Fox News Channel and the anchor and executive editor of Special Report with Bret Baier. He previously served as chief White House correspondent for Fox News Channel and as the network’s national security correspondent based at the Pentagon, reporting on military and national security affairs. Baier is the recipient of the National Press Foundation’s Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. In addition to this latest book, he has produced many New York Times bestsellers: To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876; Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win WWII; Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire; Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission; and Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love.
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Steven Dial is an Emmy Award winning Reporter and Political Host at Fox 4 News in Dallas, Texas. A Decatur, Georgia native, he earned his Bachelor degree in 2011 from Claflin University, the first Historically Black College in South Carolina. In 2023, Dial earned his Masters in Communication Education from Grand Canyon University. He has worked in South Carolina, Florida and Missouri before calling Dallas home. Mentoring is an important part of his life. For more than ten years he has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He also serves on the Big Leaders Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Dallas. Dial is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
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