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Speech of the Week

Mr. Fred Rogers

'Neighborhood' Pitch to the US Senate

"My first children's program was on WQED fifteen years ago, and its budget was $30. Now, with the help of the Sears-Roebuck Foundation and National Educational Television, as well as all of the affiliated stations -- each station pays to show our program. It's a unique kind of funding in educational television."

"And this is what I give. I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique."

"I end the program by saying, "You've made this day a special day, by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you, and I like you, just the way you are."

"And I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health."

"I think that it's much more dramatic that two men could be working out their feelings of anger -- much more dramatic than showing something of gunfire."

"I'm constantly concerned about what our children are seeing, and for 15 years I have tried in this country and Canada, to present what I feel is a meaningful expression of care."

"I'm the host...And I do all the puppets and I write all the music, and I write all the scripts."

Text, Audio, Video of Address

Ashton Carter: Drell Lecture on Cybersecurity at Stanford University [w/ AudioXE and Video]

William Jefferson Clinton: Address Commemorating Desegregation of Little Central High School [w/ AudioeXE and Video]

Colin Powell: Military Retirement Speech [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Barack Obama and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Joint Press Conference [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Manny Pacquiao - Mayweather-Pacquiao Pre-Fight Press Conference Address [w/ Video]

Lyndon Baines Johnson: Final Public Address - Civil Rights Symposium [w/ Audio and Video]

Barack Obama: Selma March 50-Year Anniversary Address [w/ AudioXE and Video]

Benjamin Netanyahu: Third Joint Meeting of Congress Speech [w/ Audio and Video]

Susan Rice: AIPAC Policy Conference Address [w/ Video]

Samantha Power: AIPAC Policy Conference Address [w/ Video]

Iraq War Speeches

12/15/11 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Marks the End of Operation New Dawn

08/31/10 President's Oval Office Address Announcing End of Operation Iraqi Freedom

2/27/09 President's Address at Camp Lejeune on Ending the War in Iraq

10/12/07 General Ricardo Sanchez's Address to Military Reporters and Editors

9/13/07 President's Address to the Nation on Moving Forward in Iraq

9/10/07 General David Petraeus' Opening Statement to Congress on the Status in Iraq

7/12/07 President's Press Conference on Iraq War

1/10/07 President's Address to the Nation on Troop Increase

9/11/06 President's National Address on Five-Year Anniversary of 9/11

12/18/05 President's National Address in Oval Office

2/4/05 L. Paul Bremer: TD Waterhouse Conference Keynote Address

2/02/05 President's 2005 State of the Union Address

1/30/05 President's Address Following Democratic Election in Iraq

10/4/04 Donald Rumsfeld's Address to the Council on Foreign Relations

4/13/04 President's Prime Time News Conference on Iraq War

4/8/04 Condoleezza Rice: 9/11 Commission Opening Statement

1/20/04 President's 2004 State of the Union Address

12/14/03 President Announces Capture of Saddam Hussein

5/01/03 President Announces End of Combat Ops in Iraq

Ashleigh Banfield: Landon Lecture at Kansas State University

4/13/04 President's Prime Time Press Conference on Iraq War

4/10/03 President and UK Prime Minister Addresses to the Peoples of Iraq

4/03/03 President's Address at Camp Lejeune

3/19/03 Senator Robert Byrd: The Arrogance of Power

3/19/03 President's Address to the Nation: Initial Ops in Iraq

3/17/03 President's Ultimatum to Saddam

2/05/03 Colin Powell's Address to the UN Security Council

1/28/03 President's State of the Union Address

8/26/02 Vice President Cheney's Address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 103rd National Convention

2/02/02 Paul Wolfowitz's Address at the 38th Verkunde Conference

1/29/02 President's State of the Union Address

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