Winston Churchill (01:35)
Churchill was named Prime Minister in 1940, a year after Britain went to war with Germany. Churchill's rousing speeches gave courage to his countrymen.
Winston Churchill: St. James Palace (04:37)
On June 12, 1941, at St. James Palace, Churchill delivers a searing attack on Hitler. His rhetorical style includes use of metaphor and an uncanny sense of timing.
Winston Churchill: "Some Chicken" Speech (03:12)
In December 1941, Winston Churchill delivers his "some chicken" speech to Canadian Parliament. His style includes the use of metaphor and his uncanny timing.
Adlai Stevenson: Statesman (01:34)
The mastery of Adlai Stevenson is evidenced in his speech before the United Nations on the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was internationally accepted as a statesmen, orator, and debater.
Adlai Stevenson: Cuban Missile Crisis Speech (22:28)
On October 25, 1962, Stevenson baits the trap to discount the Soviet Union's credibility in his speech before the United Nations.
Barbara Jordan (01:46)
Barbara Jordan's meteoric rise to national prominence was a difficult climb. This segment covers her political career and her rhetorical style. She was the first woman and the first African American to keynote the DNC in 1976.
Barbara Jordon: On the Constitution (13:06)
Constitution On July 25, 1974, Rep. Barbara Jordan addresses the Congress on the Constitution relative to the impeachment of Richard Nixon. Her voice is filled with power and passion. She uses historical proof to drive her points home.
Richard Nixon (01:29)
We learn why Richard Nixon was Eisenhower's running mate in 1952. He was a controversial figure who often put Republicans on the defensive. The Checkers Speech saved his political career and his place on the ballot.
Richard Nixon: Checkers Speech (26:02)
On September 23, 1952, Nixon addresses the nation to defend himself against charges that he was in the pockets of millionaires. The Checkers Speech is one of the most successful speeches in political history.
Golda Meir: World Leader (01:31)
The strength of her character and the dominance of her will earned Golda Meir the respect as a great leader. In 1957 she addressed the UN General Assembly.
Golda Meir: UN General Assembly (22:20)
On January 17, 1957, Gold Meir addresses the UN General Assembly on the Palestine-Israel conflict.
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 2: Winston Churchill, Adlai Stevenson, Richard Nixon, Barbara Jordan, and Golda Meir (00:11)
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 2: Winston Churchill, Adlai Stevenson, Richard Nixon, Barbara Jordan, and Golda Meir
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