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Compiled here are original broadcasts that changed the face of the 20th century along with dramatization of classic speeches, including: 

Socrates - "Apology" (399 BC) - Performed by Christopher Cazenove

Joan of Arc - "Inquisition" (1431) - Performed by Susan Anspach

Martin Luther - "I Cannot and Will Not Retrace" (1521) - Performed by Julian Holloway

Queen Elizabeth I "The Golden Speech" (1601) - Performed by Stephanie Beacham

Robespierre - "Festival" (1794) - Performed by David Warner

Nikolai Lenin - "Proletariat" (1919) - Performed by Theodore Bikel

Lady Astor - "Women in Politics" (1922) - Performed by Juliet Mills

David Ben Gurion - "A Jewish State" (1948) - Performed by Theodore Bikel

King Edward VIII - "Abdication" (1936) - Original Broadcast 

Adolf Hitler - "Sudetenland Occupation" (1938) - Original Broadcast 

Winston Churchill - "Radio Address" (1936) - Original Broadcast 

Winston Churchill "Address" (1940) - Original Broadcast 

Franklin D. Roosevelt - "War Against Japan" (1941) - Original Broadcast 

Jonathan Edwards - "An Angry God" (1741) - Performed by Harlan Ellison

Patrick Henry - "Give Me Liberty" (1775) - Performed by David Birney

Samuel Adams - "American Independence" (1776) - Performed by Frank Muller

George Washington - "Inaugural Address" (1789) - Performed by William Windom

George Washington - "Farewell Address" (1796) - Performed by William Windom

Thomas Jefferson - "Inaugural Address" (1801) - Performed by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. 

John Brown - "Death" (1859) - Performed by Michael Gross

Jefferson Davis - "Withdrawal" (1861) - Performed by Robert Gilliland

Abraham Lincoln - "Gettysburg Address" (1863) - Performed by Burt Reynolds

Susan B. Anthony - "On Woman’s Suffrage" (1873) - Performed by Loretta Swit

Booker T. Washington - "The American Standard" (1896) - Performed by James Reynolds

Williams Jennings Bryan - "The Ideal Republic" (1923) - Original Broadcast

Amelia Earhart - "Women in Flying" (1931) - Original Broadcast

Franklin D. Roosevelt - "Inaugural Address" (1933) - Original Broadcast

Franklin D. Roosevelt - "Inaugural Address" (1937) - Original Broadcast

Lou Gehrig - "Farewell to Baseball" (1939) - Original Broadcast

Babe Ruth - "Farewell to Baseball" (1947) - Original Broadcast

Harry S. Truman - "Inaugural Address" (1949) - Original Broadcast

General Douglas MacArthur - "Address to Congress" (1951) - Original Broadcast

John F. Kennedy - "Inaugural Address" (1961) Original Broadcast

John F. Kennedy - "Cuban Missile Crisis" (1962) - Original Broadcast

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "Civil Rights Address" (1963) - Original Broadcast

Malcolm X - "On Black Power" (1964) - Original Broadcast

Edward Kennedy - "Eulogy for Robert F. Kennedy" (1968) - Original Broadcast

Neil Armstrong - "Moon Landing" (1969) - Original Broadcast

Gloria Steinem - "To Women" (1971) - Original Broadcast

Richard Nixon - "End of The Vietnam War" (1973) - Original Broadcast

Jimmy Carter - "Energy and National Goals" (1979) - Original Broadcast

Ronald Reagan - "The Berlin Wall" (1987) - Original Broadcast

George Bush - "The Bombing of Iraq" (1991) - Original Broadcast

William J. Clinton - "Convocation" (1993) - Original Broadcast

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  • brian
  • 10-05-20

Excellent works.

Many more could've been added, but, we have quite a lot of fine ones here. All the original broadcasts are in high quality, and those that are narrated by actors are also quite good, with the ones as Lenin and a few others stand out. 10/10.