Al Gore: Biographical and Political Background (01:48)
Viewers learn about Gore's educational and personal background as well as his political rise. We learn why Bill Clinton chose him as a running mate.
Al Gore: Acceptance Speech for Vice-Presidency (27:32)
Al Gore speaks at the 2000 DNC. As Gore speaks, viewers will notice his eye contact, varied and emphatic gestures, skillful use of repetition, and alliteration. He ends with an emotional anecdote about his son.
Barbara Bush (02:20)
On August 19, 1992, Barbara Bush becomes the first wife of a presidential candidate to deliver a major address at a political convention. She was known to be dedicated to her family and to the concept of family.
Barbara Bush (14:49)
Barbara Bush speaks at the RNC on August 19, 1992. Her presentation is savvy and politically effective. She focuses on family values, exuding maternal softness and resolve.
Mikhail Gorbachev (02:25)
Gorbachev is associated with Glasnost and perestroika and with the end of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991. We learn pertinent biographical information about Gorbachev.
Mikhail Gorbachev (39:51)
Mikhail Gorbachev delivers an address at Westminster College.
Dwight D. Eisenhower (02:20)
Eisenhower coined the phrase "military-industrial complex." He was worried about the growing power of the military and the tendency for America's people and institutions "to live only for today."
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Farewell Address (15:45)
On January 17, 1961, Eisenhower addresses the American public in his televised farewell speech.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (02:01)
Roosevelt used a team of speechwriters to craft his address to the nation on May 27, 1941. It stands as one of his most important speeches in the pre-Pearl Harbor period. We learn the context of this speech to warn the American people of the dangerous times approaching.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 "Fireside Chat" (07:47)
FDR delivers an address that warns the people of the United States about Hitler. He outlines Hitler's plan for world conquest.
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 9: Al Gore, Barbara Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Franklin D. Roosevelt (00:13)
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 9: Al Gore, Barbara Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
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