Christopher Reeve: Personal and Professional Background (02:38)
Viewers learn about Christopher Reeve's personal and professional life. His love of horses led to an event that left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Christopher Reeve: 1996 DNC (18:41)
Reeve addresses the DNC in 1996. He puts his audience at ease through self-deprecating humor. His strategy is to appear non-partisan to convention and television audiences. He uses antithesis, alliteration, parallelism, and more.
Rev. Tony Campolo: Personal and Professional Background (02:09)
Campolo decided to become a minister early in his life. He gained recognition as President Clinton's minister. Campolo proved himself to be a philanthropist and promoter of social justice.
Rev. Tony Campolo: 1997 Inaugural Day Sermon (11:05)
In his 1997 speech, Campolo opens with an emotional appeal for those less fortunate. He engages the audience with humor and by-play with Rev. Jesse Jackson. Critics called the address "the best speech of the day."
Dalai Lama: Ruler in Exile (02:21)
His Holiness, then Tenzin Gyatso, was recognized at age 2 as the 14th Dalai Lama. He took the throne in 1940, began his education and earned a doctorate in Buddhist philosophy. In 1959 he fled into exile in India. He symbolizes non-violent struggle.
Dalai Lama: 1995 Speech (39:34)
The Dalai Lama speaks at Wingate University on March 5, 1995. His message is that of a simple Buddhist monk.
Biographical Information (02:41)
Viewers learn pertinent information about Madeleine Albright's personal, education, and political background.
Madeleine Albright: Major Policy Address (22:17)
On March 25, 1997, Albright delivers the Jesse Helms lecture to the audience at Wingate University. She gives her view of foreign policy and builds a persuasive case for America’s proud international history.
President Bill Clinton (02:46)
Bill Clinton was one of the most popular presidents in the 20th century. His term of office accompanied one of the most prosperous on record. He also faced accusations of sexual misconduct.
Bill Clinton: "The Speech of His Life" (18:34)
On January 27,1998, Clinton delivers a State of the Union address that some critics call the "speech of his life." Clinton ignores the controversy over sexual misconduct charges and speaks to the American people about "feeling whole again."
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 13: Christopher Reeve, Tony Campolo, the Dalai Lama, Madeleine Albright, and Bill Clinton (00:18)
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 13: Christopher Reeve, Tony Campolo, the Dalai Lama, Madeleine Albright, and Bill Clinton
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