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Campaign '96 [electronic resource]

This third episode of The Campaign Series features key speeches from the 1996 Democratic and Republican National Conventions by Democrats Jesse Jackson, Hillary Clinton, Edward Kennedy, Al Gore, and Bill Clinton; and Republicans Gerald Ford, Kay Hutchison, Susan Molinari, Jack Kemp, and Bob Dole.
Online
2005
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Electing the President [electronic resource]: Six Steps to the Summit

Explaining the presidential election process to students may border on the impossible, yet this program accomplishes just that. Revised for the 2012 election, this one-of-a-kind video employs footage of candidates and events to trace the necessary and customary steps for electing the U.S. president. This latest revision takes into account the changes in the process that have occurred since the 2004 and 2008 elections. Segmented for classroom use, the program thoroughly details: the rise and importance of primaries; the evolution and purpose of the conventions; the changing campaign and the impact of debates; the voting procedures; the electoral process; and congressional action and the emergence of the courts.
Online
2012
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Great Speeches [electronic resource]: The Candidates' Wives

Barbara Bush electrified the 1992 Republican National Convention by being the first wife of a candidate to speak on behalf of her husband at the convention since Eleanor Roosevelt - and on prime-time television. Since then, speeches by the candidates' wives have become an expected part of a national campaign. Starting with Barbara Bush's 1992 RNC address, this program highlights many such key speeches, including: Elizabeth Dole's 1996 RNC address; Tipper Gore's 1996 and 2000 DNC addresses; Hillary Clinton's 1996 campaign speech and 2000 DNC address; and Laura Bush's 2000 RNC address.
Online
2004
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Great Speeches [electronic resource]: The Presidents

Original - and often rare - audio and video footage brings these American leaders into your classroom: Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.
Online
2009
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Great Speeches Volume 2 [electronic resource]: Today's Women, Margaret Thatcher, Mary Fisher, Tipper Gore, Heather Lamm, and Elizabeth Dole

This video features Margaret Thatcher's call for Atlantic union in marking the 50th anniversary of Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" speech; Mary Fisher's discussion of AIDS; Tipper Gore's speech on women in America; Heather Lamm's "Generation X Look at the Future"; and Elizabeth Dole's chronicles of her husband's life.
Online
2004
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Modern Presidential Campaigns Volume 2 [electronic resource]: From Train to Television (1948 - 60)

This second volume - "From Train to Television" (1948 - 60) - covers the Whistlestop campaign of Harry S. Truman and the Eisenhower years to Kennedy defeating Nixon.
Online
2010
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Modern Presidential Campaigns Volume 4 [electronic resource]: Packaging the Candidates, Images & Sound Bites (1980 - 92)

This fourth volume - "Packaging the Candidates: Images & Sound Bites" (1980 - 92) - moves from Ronald Reagan's successful media campaigns to Clinton's use of the "change" issue to overcome the Bush advantage of incumbency.
Online
2010
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The Oratory of Women's Suffrage [electronic resource]

This video documentary re-creates the speeches of leading suffragettes whose impassioned words shaped the women's movement during its inception in the late 19th century.
Online
2005
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The Rhetoric of Women in Politics [electronic resource]

This program presents distinguished women speaking about the prejudices and obstacles they face in the predominately male world of politics. Featuring Shirley Chisholm, Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Dole, and others.
Online
2005
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Campaign '88 [electronic resource]: Speeches From the Conventions

This first episode of The Campaign Series features key speeches from the 1988 Democratic and Republican National Conventions by Democrats Ann Richards, Edward Kennedy, John Glenn, Lloyd Bentsen, and Michael Dukakis; and Republicans Bob Dole, Gerald Ford, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Dan Quayle, and George Bush.
Online
2005
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Classic Presidential Campaigns - Unusual Election Campaigns [electronic resource]: Jefferson/Adams, Lincoln/Douglas, and Roosevelt/Taft/Wilson

This first volume of the Classic Presidential Campaigns Series focuses on unusual election campaigns, including those of Jefferson/Adams (1800), when Burr challenged the results; Lincoln Douglas (1860); Hayes/Tilden (1876), decided by vote in the House of Representatives; and Roosevelt/Taft/Wilson (1910).
Online
2000
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Classic Presidential Campaigns - Firsts in Election History [electronic resource]: Jackson Adams, Harrison/van Buren, Buchanan/Fremont, and McKinley/Bryan

This second volume of the Classic Presidential Campaigns Series focuses on firsts in election history, including first populist president Jackson Adams (1828); first use of campaign tactics to excite voters - by Harrison/Van Buren (1840); first Democratic vs. Republican contest - with Buchanan/Fremont (1856); and first "common man" vs. "privileged class" candidates - with McKinley/Bryan (1896).
Online
2005
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Great Speeches [electronic resource]: Today's Women, Volume 5

In this program, we see Condoleezza Rice's Michigan State University commencement address; Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech honoring the 300th anniversary of the founding of Yale University; Teresa Heinz Kerry's "I Have Something to Say" speech; Elisabeth Hasselbeck's 2004 RNC address on breast cancer awareness; and Haleema Salie's "9/11" speech.
Online
2005
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Modern Presidential Campaigns [electronic resource]: The Modern Era Begins (1924 - 44)

This first volume - "The Modern Era Begins" (1924 - 44) - covers each campaign from the Harding-Cox battle and the elections of Coolidge and Hoover to the wit and rhetoric of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his unprecedented four election victories.
Online
2010
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Modern Presidential Campaigns [electronic resource]: The Beginning of a New Century (1996-2004)

This fifth volume - "The Beginning of a New Century" (1996 - 2004) - covers Bill Clinton's defeat of Bob Dole in 1996 and George W. Bush's controversial victory over Al Gore in 2000 and defeat of John Kerry in 2004.
Online
2005
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Whole Foods [electronic resource]: How Radical CEO Created Grocery Empire

Whole Foods has a reputation as a liberal elite utopia of organic and fair trade food, but the CEO of the company doesn't fit that profile. This ABC News report meets John Mackey, a portrait of contradictions. Mackey spent some time on a vegetarian co-op, but considers Obamacare fascist. He doesn't believe in human-caused global warming, but his stores strive for a low carbon footprint.
Online
2013
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: LZ Granderson - the Myth of the Gay Agenda

In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much less a "gay agenda." CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson is a celebrated voice on sports, race, and gay rights.
Online
2012
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Our Founding Fathers [electronic resource]: Who Were They and What Happened to Them?

On this Fourth of July, the most American of holidays, NewsHour's Ray Suarez speaks with Denise Kiernan and Josephe D'Agnese, authors of the book, "Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence," about what happened to the men who affixed their names to the historic document. Origina?
Online
2012
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What Happened to the Signers of the Declaration of Independence? [electronic resource]

In this age of texting and tweeting, finding out what happens in American politics is as simple as checking your cellphone. Not so 236 years ago when leaders of America's 13 original colonies met in a hot room in Philadelphia and decided to break their ties with Britain. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the text of the Declaration of Independence--the "Dear George" letter, if you will-by which the colonists told the British, "We are breaking from you and here's why." NewsHour examines the fates of the signers of that most important of all American documents. Origina?
Online
2012
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Great Speeches, Volume 27 [electronic resource]: John F. Kennedy, Neil Armstrong, Michelle Obama, Marco Rubio, and David McCullough Jr.

This volume features five memorable speeches: John F. Kennedy's "Man Will Be on the Moon" speech; Neil Armstrong's speech on the occasion of NASA's 50th anniversary; Michelle Obama's "Why I Love Barack" speech; Marco Rubio's "Our Dreams Can Come True" speech; and David McCullough Jr.'s "You're Not Special" speech.
Online
2012