The Speech that Made Obama President

The Speech that Made Obama President

Август 30, 2012

In 2004, a one-term senator from Illinois took the stage to deliver the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. By the time Barack Obama had finished speaking, Democrats across the country knew they had seen the future of their party.

Political speech experts featured in this episode include:

Michael A. Cohen
Author, Live From The Campaign Trail

Mario Cuomo
Former Governor of New York

Robert Lehrman
Chief Speechwriter for Vice President Gore and Professor of Speechwriting, American University

Charlton McIlwain
Professor of Communication, New York University

Jeff Shesol
Speechwriter for President Clinton and Founding Partner, West Wing Writers

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16:52 2004 Barack Obama Keynote Speech

2004 Barack Obama Keynote Speech

Speech by Senator Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention

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12:48 Trump's Entire Campaign in 10 Minutes!

Trump's Entire Campaign in 10 Minutes!

Relive Donald Trump's historic campaign in ten minutes. Revisit the giant rallies, the debates, the convention, and the all other landmarks along Trump's path to becoming the President of the United States.

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10:1 ELECTION NIGHT 11/04/2008


Footage of election results coming in on abc, nbc, cbs, cnn, fox and msnbc. Then the victory speech by President Barack Obama.

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6:29 Robert F Kennedy Announcing The Death Of Martin Luther King - A Great Speech

Robert F Kennedy Announcing The Death Of Martin Luther King - A Great Speech

April 4th, 1968 Martin Luther King was shot and killed.

On that night, Robert F Kennedy, New York's senator back then, wanted to deliver the news to the people of Indianapolis, IN

Local police warned him, they won't be able to provide protection if the people wold riot because he was in the heart of the African-American ghetto.

He wrote his notes on his ride and started the speech without any drafts or prewritten words before his assistance would give him their proposed draft.

This speech was delivered on a back of a Flatbed truck.

Although all major cities had riots, Indianapolis remained calm after RFK's speech

63 days after this speech, RFK got assassinated.

I reproduced the video, creating this version after adding the above mentioned details to it, so the speech can be put into context for everyone who watches it.

The reason I labeled it as "The Greatest Speech Ever" was simply the fact that it was never written, it wasn't read from a piece of paper, while there are numerous speeches that are life-changing and timeless, they were almost all written and thought of much more than this one. This one was only written in his heart.

The speech:

I have some very sad news for all of you, and I think sad news for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight in Memphis, Tennessee.
Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort. In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it's perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in.

For those of you who are black — considering the evidence evidently is, there were white people who were responsible — you can be filled with bitterness, and with hatred, and a desire for revenge.

We can move in that direction as a country, in greater polarization — black people amongst blacks, and white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another. Or we can make an effort, as Martin Luther King did, to understand and to comprehend, and replace that violence, that stain of bloodshed that has spread across our land, with an effort to understand, compassion and love.

For those of you who are black and are tempted to fill-be filled with hatred and mistrust of the injustice of such an act, against all white people, I would only say that I can also feel in my own heart the same kind of feeling. I had a member of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man.

But we have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to get beyond and go beyond these rather difficult times.

My favorite poem, my favorite poet was Aeschylus. He once wrote: "Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own de-despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God."

What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but is love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or whether they be black.


We can do well in this country. We will have difficult times. We've had difficult times in the past. And we will-we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; and it's not the end of disorder.

But the vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings that abide in our land.


(Interrupted by applause)

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.

Let us dedicate ourselves to that, and say a prayer for our country and for our people. Thank you very much. (Applause)

Robert F. Kennedy — April 4, 1968

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14:14 ENGLISH SPEECH | STEVE JOBS: Stanford Commencement (English Subtitles)

ENGLISH SPEECH | STEVE JOBS: Stanford Commencement (English Subtitles)

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8:38 Clinton Kicks the Crap out of Fox News Part 2

Clinton Kicks the Crap out of Fox News Part 2

He wiped the smirk off their faces.

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8:32 President Obama Surprise Visit to Iraq

President Obama Surprise Visit to Iraq

Footage of President Obama meeting with and speaking to Soldiers in Baghdad on a surprise visit while in touring the Middle East. Provided by Multi-National Corps Iraq Public Affairs.

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11:12 President Nyerere In Britain - 1975

President Nyerere In Britain - 1975

Pull back from Tanzain Coat of Arms to platform of Victoria Station as train pulls in. MS The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh. President Nyerere from train shakes hands with Queen and Duke, then Prince Charles and Princess Anne, the Duchess of Gloucester, the Duchess of Kent. Queen and President out of Station. MCU of them as they listen to Anthems. President inspects Guard of Honour of Scots Guards. Roy Jenkins, Duchess and Duke of Kent. Duchess of Gloucester. Shots of carriage drive to Buckingham Palace. Royal Standard on Palace. Portico Household Cavalry. Queen, Duke and President enter Palace. Evening Queen and President walk to Banguet followed by Duke. Princess Anne Duke of Gloucester. Princess Alexandra with Earl Mountbatten. Oxford — President's car arrives. President in Procession with Academics and enters Sheldonian Theatre President making Speech about South Africa etc. Commonwealth Foresty Institue in Oxford. President signs visitors Book and tours Institue. President visits Oxfam. GV 10 Downing Street. President with Harold Wilson. Mary Wilson and James Callaghan. State trumpeters at the Guildhall. Duchess of Kent next to President and Duke of Kent next to Lord Mayor. President makes speech. GV St James Palace. President meeting High Commissioners of the Commonwealth GV Ext Claridges Hotel. President welcoming members of the British Tanzanian Society.

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18:25 The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast

The 7 secrets of the greatest speakers in history | Richard Greene | TEDxOrangeCoast

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. "Never give a “Speech”, says Richard Greene. In this masterful talk, he explains how the great speakers in history use 7 secrets and how we can all become a great speaker by following these secrets and by not just giving a "speech" but rather creating "conversations" from the heart.

Richard has dedicated himself to creating new paradigms in Public Speaking, Politics, and even our understanding of God

Called "The Master of Charisma" by The Sunday Times, Richard quit his law practice to coach Presidents, Prime Ministers, Senators, Governors, CEOs, Royalty and celebrities in 44 countries. Chief Judge on TLC's "The Messengers", Author, "Words That Shook The World: 100 Years of Unforgettable Speeches and Events".

Richard Studied Political Science in The US and UK, ran for Congress in 1992, advises countless political leaders, hosted "Hollywood CLOUT", a live "Hollywood Meets Politics" talk show on Air America Radio for 3 years, blogs for The Huffington Post, created the non-partisan, celebrity driven "Choose YOUR America" campaign and "The 2014 Midterm Election 'Answer-Thon'" to increase political engagement in America.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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17:35 Learn English through the full speech by Donald Trump at the United Nations (Part 1)

Learn English through the full speech by Donald Trump at the United Nations (Part 1)

Learn English through the full speech by President Donald Trump at the United Nations
Học Tiếng Anh qua bài diễn văn của Tổng thống Donald Trump tại Liên Hợp quốc.
Ngày 19/9/2017 Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ Donald Trump lần đầu tiên phát biểu trước 193 đại diện các nước của Đại Hội đồng Liên Hiệp Quốc.
Bài diễn văn mà Donald Trump chỉ trích kịch liệt Cộng hòa Dân chủ Nhân dân Triều Tiên về việc liều lĩnh theo đuổi chương trình hạt nhân và tên lửa đạn đạo. Donald Trump dọa hủy diệt hoàn toàn Bắc Triều Tiên để tự vệ và bảo vệ đồng minh. Donald Trump cũng lên án Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, ... và cũng bàn tới định hướng của Liên Hợp Quốc
Hãy cùng nghe bài diễn văn này. Bài diễn văn đã được dịch ra tiếng Việt và trình dưới dạng song ngữ, phù hợp cho các sinh viên ngôn ngữ Anh, giáo viên tiếng Anh cùng tất cả khán thính giả Việt và nước ngoài. Bản dịch hay, sát. Phần tiếng Anh có làm dấu từ mới.
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