The Speeches of Jimmy Carter (1995)

Genres - History, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This video presents a collection of President Jimmy Carter's speeches. Carter, who was president from 1977-1981. was faced with many tumultuous events during the years he held office. The film traces how Carter used his special brand of Georgia state charm to present his ideas to the public. Live footage of press conferences and speeches feature President Carter speaking on such events as the Iran hostage crisis and the energy crisis. Also included are excerpts from Carter's Human Rights address, his inaugural speech, the Panama Canal Treaty speech, and the Camp David Peace Accord speech. The film is a study of substance and delivery.

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oratory, politician, President, speech