Rock the Vote Awards
The annual Rock the Vote awards dinner honored former President Bill Clinton with its first Lifetime Achievement award, which he accepted… read more
The annual Rock the Vote awards dinner honored former President Bill Clinton with its first Lifetime Achievement award, which he accepted via videotape. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) were honored with the Rock the Nation awards. The musical group Black Eyed Peas received an award for promoting voter registration during their concerts. The dinner’s co-chairs were former Republican vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp and former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe. The Urban Nation Hip-hop Choir and others provided music. This event took place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Warning: the last five minutes of this program contains technical difficulties. Video picture freezes during Senator Obama’s speech while audio remains until the conclusion. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Fred Goldring Chairman Rock the Vote->Board of Directors
- Jehmu Greene President Rock the Vote
- Henry Juszkiewicz Chief Executive Officer Gibson Guitar Corporation
- Jack French Kemp Co-Chair Rock the Vote->Awards Dinner
- Terry McAuliffe Co-Chair Rock the Vote->Awards Dinner
- John S. McCain III U.S. Senator [R] Arizona
- Kendrick Meek U.S. Representative [D] Florida
- Thomas C. Nelson Chief Operating Officer AARP
- Barack Obama U.S. Senator [D] Illinois
- Justin Paschal Development Director Rock the Vote
- Neil Portnow President National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
- Hans Riemer Director Rock the Vote->Washington
- Sarah Saheb Team Leader Rock the Vote
- Amber Tamblyn Actress
- Etan Thomas Basketball Player Washington Wizards
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