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Great American Speeches

JFK This unique, six-part series places students of public speaking, American history, and political science front row, center at key speeches by the most eloquent orators of the 20th century. FDR, Huey Long, Generals MacArthur and Patton, and JFK share the podium with Barbara Jordan, Ronald Reagan, Mario Cuomo, Jesse Jackson, and others.

Rare archival footage combined with insightful commentary from host Jody Powell puts each speech into historical perspective.

Featured on History’s Best on PBS.

6-part series, 39-53 minutes each