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Great American speeches ; : Program 2 80 years of political oratory

Author: Franklin D RooseveltDouglas MacArthurGeorge S PattonJohn L LewisPieri & Spring Productions.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The second in a six part series tracing the history of visually recorded American oratory with commentary and film clips which place each speech in historical perspective. This program features FDR's declaration of war on Japan, General Douglas MacArthur's "Old soldiers never die" retirement speech before Congress. Other speeches include FDR's humorous response to Republican allegations of budgetary waste  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin D Roosevelt; Douglas MacArthur; George S Patton; John L Lewis; Pieri & Spring Productions.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 38126786
Notes: Originally published as two videocassettes in 1995 by Pieri & Spring Productions.
Credits: Editors, Caroline Allnutt Lisle, Alec Nisbet; music, Stephen Mullany, Messenger Music.
Performer(s): Narrator, Jody Powell.
Description: 1 videocassette (039 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS (NTSC).
Contents: Declaration of war on Japan/Franklin D. Roosevelt.--Old soldiers never die/General Douglas MacArthur.--FDR's response to Republican allegations of budgetary waste surrounding his dog, Fala/Franklin D. Roosevelt.--Patton's controversial stump speech in support of World War II/General George Patton.--Pro-union filibuster before a congressional committee studying mine safety (excerpts)/John. L. Lewis.
Responsibility: Pieri & Spring Productions ; written and produced by Parker Payson.

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The second in a six part series tracing the history of visually recorded American oratory with commentary and film clips which place each speech in historical perspective. This program features FDR's declaration of war on Japan, General Douglas MacArthur's "Old soldiers never die" retirement speech before Congress. Other speeches include FDR's humorous response to Republican allegations of budgetary waste surrounding his dog, Fala, General George Patton's controversial stump speech in support of World War II and excerpts from John L. Lewis's five-hour pro-union filibuster before a congressional committee studying mine safety.

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