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John McCain: Background and Accomplishments (02:17)


McCain's personal and political background is included. McCain was one of the most sought-after public speakers when he delivered the commencement address at the University of Southern California on May 14, 2004.

Senator John McCain: Commencement Speech (17:18)

On May 14, 2004, Senator John McCain delivers the commencement speech at the University of Southern California.

Barack Obama: Background, Educational Accomplishments (02:00)

Barack Obama's keynote speech at the 2004 DNC was heralded as one of the best convention key note addresses of all time. Obama's speech ignited the Democratic Party.

Barack Obama: 2004 Convention Speech (16:09)

Barack Obama address the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Margaret Thatcher: Political Background (02:28)

Margaret Thatcher's political background is explored. She attended Ronald Reagan's funeral, but ill health prevented her from delivering her eulogy in public. Instead, she prepared a video tape of her commentary.

Margaret Thatcher: Eulogy for Ronald Reagan (09:31)

Margaret Thatcher delivers a eulogy for Ronald Reagan.

Senator Byrd: Old-Style Orator (02:04)

In February 2003, the U.S.was on the brink of war with Iraq. George Bush pushed for a pre-emptive strike; Robert Byrd took the Senate floor and delivered a striking address in opposition to Bush's foreign policy

Robert Byrd: "On the Brink of War" (35:16)

In opposition to President Bush's pre-emptive strike strategy against Iraq, Senator Robert Byrd delivers his "On the Brink of War" speech. His oratorical skills drive his points to the heart of his opposition to President Bush's policies.

Carol Moseley Braun: Personal and Political Background (01:37)

Carol Moseley Braun's achievements earned her an ambassador's appointment from President Clinton. Her highest priority was to overhaul healthcare in the U.S.

Carol Moseley Braun's Speech on Healthcare (13:45)

Moseley Braun addresses an audience of healthcare workers.

Lyndon Johnson's Address to a Divided Nation (07:39)

On March 31, 1968, Lyndon Johnson addresses a nation divided on the Vietnam War. His non-scripted address focuses on the need for national unity. He announces that he will not pursue the Presidency for a second term.

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Great Speeches, Volume 19: John McCain, Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Robert Byrd, Carol Moseley Braun, and Lyndon B. Johnson

Part of the Series : Great Speeches Series (30 Parts)
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This volume features six vital speeches: John McCain's USC commencement address; Barack Obama's 2004 DNC keynote address; Margaret Thatcher's eulogy for Ronald Reagan; Robert Byrd's "On the Brink of War" speech; Carol Moseley Braun's health care address; and Lyndon B. Johnson's "I Will Not Run" speech. (112 minutes)

Length: 112 minutes

Item#: BVL49157

ISBN: 978-1-62290-301-6

Copyright date: ©2005

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