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Reaction has been mixed about Gov. Chris Christie's keynote address at the Republican National Convention, but one of his close political allies, Sen. Joe Kyrillos, told NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider that he thought the speech was great and very memorable. He also said the speech had take-aways for elected officials from both political parties.
This hasn't been a great week for China's Communist Party leaders in the PR department, as they gather for a big party confab in Beijing today. Yes, they're flush with the glow from high-octane economy and their new assertiveness on the world stage. But they've also taken a couple of public hits.
In this excerpt from Henry V, the king (Tom Hiddleston) rallies his English troops prior to battle with the French. Second only to Hamlet's to be or not to be, Henry V's "Band of Brothers" speech at Agincourt is one of the most famous speeches in English literature.
Mark Alexander, Seton Hall University Professor and former senior advisor to President Obama, says the theme of the president's inaugural speech was a call for the nation to move forward. He tells NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider the president has been off to a great start since the election and that he is someone who has learned a great deal from his first term.
President Nixon tried to demonstrate that most Americans supported him with his "Silent Majority" speech in November 1969. "To you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans," Nixon said, "I ask for your support, for the more divided we are at home, the less likely the enemy is to negotiate at Paris."
The kids couldn't get enough of The Great Holtzie AKA Adam Holtz, laughing the entire length of the 1-hour shows. While the teachers seemed not too sure how to take some of the humor, the kids seemed to truly appreciate it. Whether he was running around in a blond wig, claiming to be Hannah Montana, or giving a speech with a straw up his nose, it was all funny to his young audiences.
Take an inside look at the creative process behind the opera with footage of the cast and crew during an initial production meeting, including a speech from director Ron Daniels on his original vision for the opera. Il Postino from LA Opera starring Placido Domingo airs on Friday, November 25 at 9 pm, as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.