Peggy Noonan was the special assistant to, and speechwriter for, President Ronald Reagan. Prior to her career in the White House, Noonan was a writer and producer for CBS News. A respected author and journalist, Noonan currently writes for The Wall Street Journal and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and Time. She has worked as a consultant for the political television drama, The West Wing, and in 2010 was the recipient of the Award for Media Excellence. Her new book, The Time of Our Lives is just out.