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
- Goldring, Fred Chairman Rock the Vote->Board of Directors
- Greene, Jehmu President Rock the Vote
- Juszkiewicz, Henry Chief Executive Officer Gibson Guitar Corporation
- Kemp, Jack French Co-Chair Rock the Vote->Awards Dinner
- McAuliffe, Terry Co-Chair Rock the Vote->Awards Dinner
- McCain, John S. III U.S. Senator [R] Arizona
- Meek, Kendrick U.S. Representative [D] Florida
- Nelson, Thomas Chief Operating Officer AARP
- Obama, Barack U.S. Senator [D] Illinois
- Paschal, Justin Development Director Rock the Vote
- Portnow, Neil President National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
- Riemer, Hans Director Rock the Vote->Washington
- Saheb, Sarah Team Leader Rock the Vote
- Tamblyn, Amber Actress
- Thomas, Etan Basketball Player Washington Wizards
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