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  • Sen. Kyrillos Says RNC Keynote Was 'Classic Chris Christie'

    Sen. Kyrillos Says RNC Keynote Was 'Classic Chris Christie'

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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.

  • China: Party Veterans Issue Letter in Support of Free Speech

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    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.

  • The Hollow Crown: Henry V

    The Hollow Crown: Henry V

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    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.

  • Assembly GOP Leader Reacts to DNC Speeches

    Assembly GOP Leader Reacts to DNC Speeches

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    Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says President Obama is a great speaker but the statistics are against him.

  • Former Obama Advisor Discusses Inaugural Speech

    Former Obama Advisor Discusses Inaugural Speech

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    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.

  • Kennedy's Speech at American University, 1963

    Kennedy's Speech at American University, 1963

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    On the heels of the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy used the 1963 graduation ceremony at American University to give perhaps his best and most important speech, setting the stage for the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the USSR and Great Britain.

  • Dave Clark's Signature Drum Sound

    Dave Clark's Signature Drum Sound

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    Drummer Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen and guitarist Steven Van Zandt describe Dave Clark's signature drum style and its influence on the Dave Clark Five's records and Weinberg's own drumming. Also seen in this film excerpt is Tom Hanks' induction speech for the band at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Great Performances' "The Dave Clark Five and Beyond - Glad All Over" airs 4/8/14 on PBS.

  • Dunkirk essay

    Dunkirk essay

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    Jon Meacham reflects on the 70th anniversary of Winston Churchill's Dunkirk speech, in which he rallied Great Britain and set the tone for candor in government.

  • The Great Holtzie

    The Great Holtzie

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    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.

  • Nixon on Unity: the Silent Majority

    Nixon on Unity: the Silent Majority

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    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."

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