Mario Cuomo: Background and Accomplishments (01:22)
Mario Cuomo's academic and political background is briefly summarized. Cuomo, then governor of New York, was chosen as keynote speaker for his outstanding oratorical skills.
Mario Cuomo: DNC Keynote Address (30:09)
Mario Cuomo delivers a rousing keynote address to the 1984 Democratic National Convention.
Ronald Reagan: Biography and Accomplishments (01:23)
Ronald Reagan's career in acting, public relations and politics is summarized. Outstanding rhetorical skills crafted by a lifetime of experience in the public eye earned him the title of the Great Communicator.
Ronald Reagan: Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech (37:49)
Ronald Reagan delivers his presidential nomination acceptance speech at the 1980 Republican Convention.
Barbara Jordan: Biography and Accomplishments (01:18)
Barbara Jordan was the first black female to deliver a keynote address to the DNC. A noted debater and orator, Representative Jordan rose to national prominence due to her eloquence during the Nixon impeachment hearings.
Barbara Jordan: Keynote Address to 1976 Democratic National Convention (19:14)
Barbara Jordan delivers the keynote address to the 1976 Democratic National Convention.
Hubert Humphrey: Biography and Accomplishments (01:20)
Hubert Humphrey was a well-known and respected party leader when he was nominated for vice-president in 1964. His educational background and political career are summarized. Humphrey relished public speaking.
Hubert Humphrey: 1964 Speech to Democratic Convention (23:01)
Hubert Humphrey delivers his vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech to the 1964 Democratic National Convention.
John F. Kennedy: Background (01:29)
Running a close race for president in 1960, John F. Kennedy faced attacks over his Roman Catholicism. He decided to address the religious issue directly in a speech that many claim was critical to his presidential election.
John F. Kennedy: 1960 Houston Address (35:17)
John F. Kennedy delivers a powerful address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, followed by a question and answer period.
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 4: Mario Cuomo, Ronald Reagan, Barbara Jordan, Hubert Humphrey, and John F. Kennedy (00:16)
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 4: Mario Cuomo, Ronald Reagan, Barbara Jordan, Hubert Humphrey, and John F. Kennedy
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