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Great American Speeches: 80 Years of Political Oratory: Program Three

50 minutes 44 seconds

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Political oratory in the mid-twentieth century includes Joseph Welch at the Army-McCarthy senate hearings (1954), the Khrushchev-Nixon "Kitchen Debate" (1957), and Hubert Humphrey at a political rally (1960). Archival film footage and insightful commentary create a historical perspective of the 1950s.

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Runtime: 50 minutes 44 seconds

Black and white image of Douglas MacArthur speaking into microphones at a press briefing. Caption. As we hurled back the invader and decimated his forces.
39 minutes 21 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
President John F. Kennedy looks out from the podium during, Ich bin ein Berliner Speech, on June 26, 1963. Caption. Today in the world of freedom.
45 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white image of Charles Coughlin who stands at a podium behind several microphones, raising one hand up in the air. Caption. Their rhetoric grew more strident and rabid.
48 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Teenage girl and boy sit next to each other in a lunchroom writing in notebooks. Caption. Clear your head and actually absorb the message.
25 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of a person holding a label card that reads, "Emotive Language". Caption. Emotive language; this appeals to our emotions.
20 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Cropped black and white image of a man pointing toward camera with both pointer fingers. He stands beside the statue of a man in a suit with a ruffled collar. Caption. Is identification with the audience.
Standard Deviants: Public Speaking
Episode 1
26 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white image of a smiling man. He stands next to a large statue of a man in a suit with a ruffled collar. Caption. Listeners would sit through long debates, sermons.
Standard Deviants: Public Speaking
Episode 2
26 minutes 46 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman stands in front of a man seated at a desk. Caption. Female as narrator. I'm here for the third time to apply for my satire license.
22 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Woman and young man outdoors in front of a building. Caption. It teaches them to sort out their arguments using words.
48 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black woman presenting to a group. Caption. I advise to use humor rather than telling a joke.
26 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 11 - 12