PBS NewsHour segment (3/3/17). Mary Graham speaks about how presidential secrets have shaped U.S. history. Watch. 

West Wing Weekly podcast. Listen (download or stream) to the March 14, 2017 episode of The West Wing Weekly to hear Mary talk about how presidents have kept details about the state of their health from the public. 

Ashcast.” Listen to a conversation about the new book between Mary Graham and Archon Fung, Academic Dean and Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship at the Harvard Kennedy School. (Both are co-directors of the Ash Center’s Transparency Policy Project.)

Video of Roosevelt House event. Mary Graham, introduced by Jim Lehrer and interviewed by her son Will Wissler Graham at the Roosevelt House on 3/6/17. See the video below.

Mary Graham on Kera FM Think. Mary Graham talked about her new book with Think’s host Krys Boyd on Kera FM in Texas. Listen to the interview.

The Secrets of the Oval Office. Peter Kann, a former CEO of Dow Jones and Pulitzer Prize winner, reviewed Mary Graham’s latest book in the Wall Street Journal. Read the article.  

Mary Graham on WBUR’s Here and Now. Mary Graham talked about the book with Here and Now’s host Jeremy Hobson. Listen to the interview. 

Mary Graham on NPR’s Fresh Air. On Presidents’ Day, Fresh Air host Terry Gross spoke to Mary Graham about her new book and the boundaries of presidential secrecy. Download the podcast. 


Secrets and good goverance focus of panel at Harvard. Mary Graham, with Brookings Institution fellow Norman L. Eisen and Kennedy School Academic Dean Archon Fung, participated in a discussion entitled “Presidential Secrecy from Washington to Trump” at the Harvard Kennedy School. Read the article in the Harvard Gazette which provides details about the discussion that took place. 

Author events 

February 23, 2017, 7 p.m.
1256 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02138
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February 25, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
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Washington, DC  20001
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Mary Graham at the Roosevelt House. Monday, March 6, 2017.
March 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
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New York, NY, 11377

A Government Both More Secretive and More Open

A review by Graham of two books that examine changing notions of government secrecy appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Read it here