The Greatest Speeches of All-Time Box Set : DVD

 
9781885959942: The Greatest Speeches of All-Time Box Set : DVD
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Includes dramatic speeches from US Presidents, politicians and world leaders that changed the course of history and inspired millions world-wide.

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This package includes 3 DVDs featuring the most important and well-known speeches of modern times. Seen and heard in this original footage are the dramatic speeches from U.S. Presidents, politicians and world leaders that changed the course of history and inspired millions world-wide. DVD One features: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: An emotional FDR delivers his "State of the Union Address" after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; Sir Winston Churchill: The eloquence of the world's greatest orator is seen and heard as he captures the spirit of the English people during WWII; General Douglas MacArthur: "Old Soldiers Never Die..." speech before a joint session of congress; and, Harry S. Truman: The "Give'em Hell, Harry" President is seen and heard delivering his fiery political rhetoric.DVD One also features: John F. Kennedy: JFK speaks of "new frontiers" and the renewed faith in the American dream. It also includes his inauguration speech "Ask Not" and "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" before millions in Germany; Rev Martin Luther King, Jr.: Perhaps the most inspirational speaker of all-time. Rev. King is featured giving two memorable speeches, including his last; Robert F.Kennedy: Interrupting a campaign stop in Indiana, RFK delivers a stunning impromptu eulogy of Martin Luther King shortly after hearing of his death; Malcolm X: Controversial, outspoken and as poignant as ever, Malcolm X delivers a speech in Harlem; Richard M.

Nixon: "I will resign this office effective noon tomorrow ..." was the last and most dramatic speech Mr Nixon gave in the oval office; Ronald Reagan: President Reagan begins and ends his presidency with two of his greatest speeches.DVD two includes: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: 1st Inaugural Address featuring the famous "...fear itself" address (4 March 1933); Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Answers the assertion that he feasts on "Grilled Millionaires" (5 December 1938); Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Teamsters Union Banquet, Hotel Statler in Washington D.C. (23 September 1944); Richard M. Nixon: As running ate to Dwight D. Eisenhower, the future Vice President addresses the TV audience with his "Checkers Speech" (23 September 1952); John F. Kennedy: Proposing a "Test Ban Treaty" at American University (10 June 1963); and, Martin Luther King, Jr.:Speaking at Brown Chapel in Selma, Alabama (8 March 1965).DVD Two also features: Barry Goldwater: The nominee for President addresses the Republican National Convention in San Francisco (16 July 1964); Ronald Reagan: Making an early political speech in support of the Goldwater-Miller G.O.P. ticket (27 October 1964); Ronald Reagan: Address at the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall) during the president's second term (12 June 1987); Mario Cuomo: Speaking at the Democratic National Convention held in San Francisco (16 July 1984); Jesse Jackson: At a political rally in Tendley Baptist Church, Philadelphia (16 January 1984); George H.

W. Bush: Address to Joint Session of Congress and the Nation following Desert Storm Victory (6 March 1991); William Jefferson Clinton: Speech commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion (6 June 1994); William Jefferson Clinton: 2nd Inaugural Address, Washington D.C. (20 January 1997).DVD Three includes: Will Rogers Campaign Rally with FDR (1932); Huey Long Addressing Congressional Staff Members on the "re-distribution of wealth" (11 December 1943); Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Second Inaugural Address (20 January 1937); George S.Patton speaking in Los Angeles for War Bond Support (12 June 1945); John L. Lewis Congressional Testimony on Mining Disaster and calling for ousting of the Secretary of the Interior (3 April 1947); Attorney Joseph Welch, representing the Army, faces off with Sen. Joseph McCarthy (22 April 1954); V.P. Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev inspecting an exhibit of a "modern kitchen" at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (24 July 1959); and, Hubert Humphrey addresses farm workers during the Presidential Primary race (14 March 1960).DVD Three also features: John F.

Kennedy speaking to the nation on the introduction of Civil Rights Legislation (11 June 1963); New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller addresses the Republican National Convention (14 July 1964); Robert F. Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City (27 August 1964); U.S.Representative Barbara Jordan speaking during the Impeachment Hearings of Richard Nixon (25 July 1974); President Gerald Ford announcing to the nation a Pardon for Richard Nixon (8 September 1974); Jimmy Carter from the White House addresses the Nation on the growing Energy Crisis (15 July 1979); and, President Ronald Reagan at the National Association of Evangelicals Convention (23 March 1983). The approximate running time is 230 minutes.

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