Bicentennial of the National Anthem
Vice President Biden and Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) spoke at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.106 views
Spiro Agnew on Television News Bias
Vice President Spiro Agnew addressed a midwest regional Republican party conference in Des Moines, Iowa, and argued that television network commentators were an unelected elite who were biased against Nixon Administration’s policies; particularly regarding Vietnam. ABC, NBC, and CBS preempted their evening news programs to broadcast the speech live.183 views
Book Discussion on 41
President George W. Bush talked about his biography, 41: A Portrait of My Father. He spoke with Andy Card, who served as White House Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush and Secretary of Transportation for President George H.W. Bush. They spoke at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.525 views
Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery
Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries gathered in Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater for the annual ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans. The ceremony included music from the United States Marine Band, prayers, and the parade of colors. In his remarks, Vice President Biden called veterans “the most trusted among us,” and “the best that this country has had to offer” while Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald promised again to reform and improve the VA.481 views
This portion of the ceremony followed a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Memorial Service for James Brady
A memorial service was held for James Brady, former press secretary for President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Brady died August 4, 2014, at the age of 73. He was partially paralyzed when he and President Reagan were shot March 21, 1981. Mr. Brady later campaigned for stricter gun control laws.431 views
Highlights included live music from Brian Gaffney and Steve Morris, a slide show of photos of Mr. Brady running throughout the service, and tributes sent from former President Bill Clinton, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, and former ABC News journalist and anchor Charles Gibson. Among the speakers were Vice President Joe Biden, former presidential press secretaries, and members of the press corps.
The service took place at the Newseum’s Annenberg Theater.
Bill Clinton at Campaign Rally for Senator Mark Pryor
Former President Bill Clinton spoke at a campaign rally for Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR). Governor Mike Beebe also made remarks.1,048 views
Vice President Biden on Youth Employment
Vice President Joe Biden talked about youth employment and workforce development. He spoke about the importance of providing youth with job opportunities, especially in the areas of health care, information technology, and manufacturing.74 views
This was the keynote address at, “Youth Employment Matters! High-Quality Solutions and the Role of Corporate Engagement,” an event held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Urban Alliance at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
President Obama Remarks at Clinton Global Initiative
President Obama spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers. His remarks were focused on the importance of supporting civil society in countries such as Russia, China and Venezuela. He was introduced by former President Bill Clinton.791 views
President Johnson Phone Call on the Warren Commission
An audio-only recording of President Lyndon Johnson’s September 18, 1964, telephone conversation with Senator Richard Russell (R-GA) about the findings of the Warren Commission investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy. Senator Russell served on the commission, which was issuing its report in a few days.88 views
Vice President Biden at Women's Leadership Forum
Vice President Biden spoke at the Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum’s 21st Annual National Issues Conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. He talked about the challenges he faced in passing the Violence Against Women Act. He also talked about pay equity for women and called for legislation to help women balance work and family.334 views