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Greatest Speeches of All Time Vols 1,2 and 3

Three separate DVDs each containing original footage of some of the most important and well-known political speeches of modern time by US presidents, politicians, world leaders and supporters that subsequently changed the course of history.
Vol I includes footage of:
1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: An emotional FDR delivers his "State of the Union Address" after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
2. Sir Winston Churchill: speaking to Great Britain during WWII.
3. General Douglas MacArthur: "Old Soldiers Never Die..." speech before a joint session of Congress.
4. Harry S. Truman: The "Give ‘em Hell, Harry" President is delivering his fiery political rhetoric.
5. John F. Kennedy: JFK speaks of "new frontiers" and the renewed faith in the American dream. Includes his inauguration speech "Ask Not" and "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" before millions in Germany.
6. Rev Martin Luther King, Jr.: Perhaps the most inspirational speaker of all-time, Rev. King is featured giving two memorable speeches, including his last.
7. Robert F. Kennedy: Interrupting a campaign stop in Indiana, RFK delivers an impromptu eulogy of Martin Luther King, Jr. shortly after hearing of his death.
8. Malcolm X: delivers a speech in Harlem.
9. Richard M. Nixon: "I will resign this office effective noon tomorrow..." was the last and most dramatic speech Mr. Nixon gave in the oval office.
10. Ronald Reagan: President Reagan begins and ends his presidency with two of his greatest speeches.

Vol. 2
1. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: First Inaugural Address featuring the famous "...fear itself" address. (March 4, 1933)
2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Answers the assertion that he feasts on "Grilled Millionaires." (December 5, 1938)
3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Teamsters Union Banquet, Hotel Statler in Washington D.C. (September 23, 1944)
4. Richard M. Nixon: As running mate to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the future Vice President addresses the TV audience with his "Checkers Speech." (September 23, 1952)
5. John F. Kennedy: Proposing a "Test Ban Treaty" at American University. (June 10, 1963)
6. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Speaking at Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama. (March 8, 1965)
7. Barry Goldwater: The nominee for President addresses the Republican National Convention in San Francisco. (July 16, 1964)
8. Ronald Reagan: Making an early political speech in support of the Goldwater-Miller G.O.P. ticket. (October 27, 1964)
9. Ronald Reagan: Address at the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall). (June 12, 1987)
10. Mario Cuomo: Speaking at the Democratic National Convention held in San Francisco. (July 16, 1984)
11. Jesse Jackson: At a political rally in Tendley Baptist Church, Philadelphia. (January 16, 1984)
12. George H.W. Bush: Address to Joint Session of Congress and the Nation following Desert Storm Victory. (March 6, 1991)
13. Willian Jefferson Clinton: Speech commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. (June 6, 1994)
14. William Jefferson Clinton: Second Inaugural Address, Washington D.C. (January 20, 1997)

Vol 3
15 speeches including:
John F. Kennedy introducing the US Civil Rights Legislation July 14th 1963
Huey Long on the ‘Redistribution of Wealth’, December 11th 1934
Barbara Jordan speaking during the Impeachment Hearings Of Richard Nixon, July 14th 1974
Ronald Reagan at the National Convention of Evangelicals Convention, March 23rd 1984
Attorney Joseph Welch addressing Senator Joseph McCarthy, April 22nd 1954
George S. Patton speaking for War Bond Support, June 12th 1945
United States
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English language and literature; History; Politics & government
public speaking; speeches; politicians; United States of America


Barry Goldwater; Douglas MacArthur; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; H.W. Bush; Harry S Truman; Jesse Jackson; John F Kennedy; Malcolm X; Martin Luther King; Richard Milhous Nixon; Robert F Kennedy; Ronald Reagan; William Jefferson Clinton; Winston Churchill

Distribution Formats

Region 2 PAL
£17.99 each vol
95 minutes



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