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President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Fifty years ago John F. Kennedy addressed the American people as their new president. The speech has gone down in history as one of the greatest speeches ever delivered. Found at YouTube from CSPAN.

Seven Videos For MLK Jr. Day

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Seven videos for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

  1. Civil Rights-Era Video Montage
  2. 1960s-Era Civil Rights
  3. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream Speech
  4. John F. Kennedy’s Televised Address On Civil Rights
  5. Bridge To Freedom
  6. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Speech – I’ve Been To The Mountaintop
  7. Robert F. Kennedy Announces The Death Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights-Era Video Montage

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The description at YouTube from BBCMotionGalleryNYLA: The footage you are about to see is unforgettable, even unimaginable.

Both BBC News and CBS News extensively covered the American Civil Rights movement, from the 1955-1956 Montgomery bus boycott to the student-led sit-ins of the 1960s to the huge March on Washington in 1963. Rare footage includes Freedom Summer, Malcolm X and Black Power, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

With a far-ranging selection of powerful, often wrenching images, our footage captures the danger, drama, and bravery of the civil rights movement. Visit the BBC Motion Gallery for more of this dramatic footage.

John F Kennedy’s Televised Address On Civil Rights

Monday, January 18th, 2010

President John F. Kennedy’s June 11, 1963 radio and television address to the American people on civil rights. Found at YouTube from MCamericanpresident.

Robert McNamara Videos

Monday, July 6th, 2009

The controversial former defense secretary Robert McNamara has died. McNamara was defense secretary during the Vietnam War.

Robert McNamara On The Cuban Missile Crisis

Robert McNamara Admits The Gulf Of Tonkin Didn’t Happen

Conversations With History: Robert McNamara

Senator Lloyd Bentsen

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Texas Senator in Houston. He was 85.

Bentsen flew combat missions as a B-24 pilot during World War II, earning the . In 1970, Bentsen ousted incumbent Senator and future President , and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 1976, 1982, and 1988.

In 1988, Bentsen was chosen by Massachusetts Governor as his Democratic running mate for the 1988 presidential race. It was during this race–during the televised Vice Presidential debate against Republican , specifically–that Bentsen delivered one of the best put-downs in American political history (from chickenhawkdown at YouTube):

This is a three minute clip that has poorer audio but gives more context to the remark (via jraan at YouTube):

Though Dukakis lost that election, Bentsen continued to serve in the US Senate until 1993, when he resigned to become Secretary of the Treasury under President from 1993 to 1994.

Also watch this Real Video AP clip of Bentsen’s  life and career via the .

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