University of Notre Dame Commencement

President Obama addressed graduates at the University of Notre Dame, encouraging students to look forward in challenging times and shape a… read more

President Obama addressed graduates at the University of Notre Dame, encouraging students to look forward in challenging times and shape a better world, as “one human family.” He called on students and Americans to find common cause in divisive issues and also acknowledged the controversy over abortion urging both sides in the debate to pursue a “fair-minded” discussion. He also spoke about the proper role and purpose of faith in American life.

He was introduced by University President John Jenkins who addressed the controversy over the differences between the president’s and the Catholic Church’s convictions on the issue, encouraging students, the university and the public to come together in civil dialogue.  close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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University of Notre Dame Commencement

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Category:
White House Event
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Location:
South Bend, Indiana, United States
First Aired:
May 17, 2009
Last Aired:
May 18, 2009

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  • May 17, 2009 | 2:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 2009 | 6:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 17, 2009 | 9:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 18, 2009 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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