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Great American speeches : 80 years of political oratory

Author: Parker PaysonJody PowellTheodore RooseveltRobert M La FolletteFranklin D RooseveltAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2005, 1995.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This six-part series places students of public speaking, American history, and political science front row, center at key speeches by the most eloquent orators of the 20th century. FDR, Huey Long, Generals MacArthur and Patton, and JFK share the podium with Barbara Jordan, Ronald Reagan, Mario Cuomo, Jesse Jackson, and others. Rare archival footage combined with insightful commentary from host Jody Powell puts each  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Speeches
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Parker Payson; Jody Powell; Theodore Roosevelt; Robert M La Follette; Franklin D Roosevelt; Charles E Coughlin; Huey Pierce Long; Eugene Talmadge; Gerald L K Smith; George S Patton; John L Lewis; Douglas MacArthur; Richard M Nixon; Joseph McCarthy; Joseph N Welch; Hubert H Humphrey; John F Kennedy; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Malcolm X; Nelson A Rockefeller; Barry M Goldwater; Ronald Reagan; Robert F Kennedy; Barbara Jordan; Mario M Cuomo; Jesse Jackson; Pieri & Spring Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
ISBN: 9781421315003 1421315009
OCLC Number: 63257358
Notes: Originally published in 1995 by Pieri & Spring Productions.
Credits: Editors, Caroline Allnutt Lisle, Alec Nisbet; music, Stephen Mullany, Messenger Music.
Performer(s): Narrator, Jody Powell.
Description: 6 videodiscs (275 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: [v. 1]. The Depression (48 min.) --
[v. 2]. World War II (39 min.) --
[v. 3]. The Cold War (51 min.) --
[v. 4]. Kennedy and King : promises and dreams (45 min.) --
[v. 5]. The turbulent Sixties (37 min.) --
[v. 6]. Great modern political speeches (55 min.).
Responsibility: written and produced by Parker Payson.

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"This six-part series places students of public speaking, American history, and political science front row, center at key speeches by the most eloquent orators of the 20th century. FDR, Huey Long, Generals MacArthur and Patton, and JFK share the podium with Barbara Jordan, Ronald Reagan, Mario Cuomo, Jesse Jackson, and others. Rare archival footage combined with insightful commentary from host Jody Powell puts each speech into historical perspective."--Container back cover.

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