Jimmy Carter: Background and Accomplishments (03:01)
The Carter Center strives to resolve political conflict and combat disease around the world. This speech came at a time when the U.S. was preparing to go to war with Iraq following the 9/11 attacks. Carter urges a more deliberative approach.
Jimmy Carter: Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (21:54)
Former President Jimmy Carter gives a speech accepting the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.
George W. Bush: Background (01:52)
Following the 2003 space shuttle Columbia disaster, President Bush solemnly consoled the nation. He paid tribute to the space shuttle Columbia astronauts by personalizing each of their lives, offering solace, reassurance and hope.
George W. Bush: Eulogy for Columbia Astronauts (09:35)
George W. Bush eulogizes the space shuttle Columbia astronauts in a ceremony at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston in February, 2003.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Background and Accomplishments (02:42)
In this 1965 speech, President Johnson outlined the basis for the escalating American military involvement in Vietnam, providing the rationale for the war that would eventually be his political downfall. It is a classic wartime speech.
Lyndon B. Johnson: 1965 Speech at Johns Hopkins University (28:05)
President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks at Johns Hopkins University on American involvement in the Vietnam War.
Geneva Overholser: Background and Accomplishments (02:11)
Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Geneva Overholser received the 2002 Anvil of Freedom Award. In her controversial acceptance speech, she asserted that the news media was more interested in sensationalism than serious news.
Geneva Overholser: "What is Good Journalism?" Speech (36:51)
Anvil of Freedom Award winner Geneva Overholser delivers an address at the University of Denver in 2002.
Cesar Chavez: Background and Accomplishments (02:21)
Cesar Chavez devoted his life to improving working conditions, and awakened the country to the plight of farm laborers. He educates the audience on the history of nonviolent protests, with frequent references to Ghandi in this interesting speech.
Cesar Chavez: "The Power of Nonviolence" Speech (28:03)
Cesar Chavez addresses an Ohio University audience in 1974, seeking support for a boycott.
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 18: Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Lyndon B. Johnson, Cesar Chavez, and Geneva Overholser (00:23)
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 18: Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Lyndon B. Johnson, Cesar Chavez, and Geneva Overholser
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