Elie Wiesel - Brief Biography (02:27)
Elie Wiesel, one of the most popular public speakers, is a prolific author and a survivor of a German death camp.
Elie Wiesel: Commencement Address (14:13)
Elie Wiesel delivers the commencement address at Dartmouth on June 11, 2006. He extols the virtues of education as a powerful weapon against racism and hatred, and he particularly warns against fanaticism.
John Boehner: Biographical Information (02:31)
We learn biographical information about Boehner and about his political successes. For the first time in history, the Speaker would be a woman.
John Boehner: Introduction of Nancy Pelosi (07:02)
On January 3, 2007, John Boehner presents the gavel to Nancy Pelosi. He praises the importance of Pelosi's ascension to Speaker of the House.
Nancy Pelosi (02:29)
Not only did Nancy Pelosi become Speaker of the House, but she also became the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. We learn biographical information about Pelosi.
Nancy Pelosi: New Speaker of the House (19:39)
On January 3, 2007, Nancy Pelosi addresses Congress as the new Speaker of the House. She also advances the Democratic Party's objectives, and defines the mandate given the Democrats in the election.
Jimmy Carter (02:36)
Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford were close friends for over 30 years. Each had asked the other to give the eulogy for the one who passed first. He became involved in humanitarian activities and won the Nobel Peace Prize and other international recognition.
Jimmy Carter: Eulogy for Gerald Ford (09:19)
On January 3, 2007, former President Jimmy Carter delivers a eulogy for former President Gerald Ford. It is considered one of Jimmy Carter's best rhetorical moments.
Gerald Ford (02:38)
Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon cost him, some say, the presidential election. In 2001, however, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation awarded Ford its Profile of Courage award for that pardon.
Gerald Ford: Pardon for Richard Nixon (09:35)
President Ford addresses the nation on the occasion of his pardoning of Richard Nixon. He explains how he goes about making decisions. His speech is considered an important document in American history.
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 22: Elie Wiesel, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford (00:13)
Credits: Great Speeches, Volume 22: Elie Wiesel, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford
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