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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.
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.
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.
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."