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It Was Said

It Was Said is a limited documentary podcast series looking back on some of the most powerful, impactful and timeless speeches in American history. Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning and best-selling author-historian Jon Meacham, and created, directed and produced by Peabody-nominated C13Originals Studios in association with HISTORY, this series will take you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham will offer expert insight and analysis into their origins, the orator, the context of the times they were given, why they are still relevant today, and the importance of never forgetting them. Each episode of this documentary podcast series will also bring together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.

Ep 10: John F. Kennedy, A Summons To Service

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  • 920 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 33:55

On a bright and snowy morning a young president summons a nation and a generation to the work of history with his enduring inaugural address. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

John F. Kennedy, A Summons To Service

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  • 290 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 31:29

Ep 10: On a bright and snowy morning a young president summons a nation and a generation to the work of history with his enduring inaugural address. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 9: John Lewis, We Want Our Freedom Now

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  • 600 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 38:39

A twenty three year old John Lewis, speaking at the March On Washington, calls a nation to moral account. He didn’t want to be patient, he said. He wanted freedom now.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

John Lewis, We Want Our Freedom Now

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  • 500 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 36:27

Ep 9: A twenty three year old John Lewis, speaking at the March On Washington, calls a nation to moral account. He didn’t want to be patient, he said. He wanted freedom now.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 8: Hillary Clinton, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

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  • 680 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 27:20

In the tradition of Eleanor Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton travels to Beijing to argue that women’s rights are human rights, setting new global priorities.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 7: Barbara Jordan, Your Keynote Speaker

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  • 520 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 31:45

A daughter of the segregated south, Barbara Jordan, keynotes the Democratic National Convention of 1976. It was America’s bicentennial, and Jordan was a voice born in one nation speaking to the hopes of a better nation to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Barbara Jordan, Your Keynote Speaker

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  • 330 views
  • over 1 year ago
  • 28:58

Ep 7: A daughter of the segregated south, Barbara Jordan, keynotes the Democratic National Convention of 1976. It was America’s bicentennial, and Jordan was a voice born in one nation speaking to the hopes of a better nation to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Edward R. Murrow Fights for Free Press

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  • 210 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 42:15

Ep 6: A demagogic politician, exaggerated claims, an insatiable thirst for attention and controversy, and a national climate of fear and anxiety. How Edward R. Murrow took on Senator Joseph McCarthy.     Special thanks to The Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 6: Edward R. Murrow Fights for Free Press

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  • 1.2K views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 45:37

A demagogic politician, exaggerated claims, an insatiable thirst for attention and controversy, and a national climate of fear and anxiety. How Edward R. Murrow took on Senator Joseph McCarthy.     Special thanks to The Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 5: Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address

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  • 490 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 46:52

Ronald Reagan brings his long American odyssey to a close in his presidential farewell address, an evocation of America as a shining city on a hill. A nation that builds not walls but bridges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 4: Meghan McCain, and Her Father’s America

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  • 840 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 36:31

Meghan McCain delivers a provocative eulogy for her father, the war hero and senator, John McCain, at Washington National Cathedral. It was a speech at once elegiac and resonant in the age of Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 3: President Obama's Charleston Sermon

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  • 810 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 42:55

Barack Obama goes to Charleston, South Carolina in the wake of a white supremacist’s massacre of innocents at Emanuel AME Church. In word and in song the 44th President contemplates tragedy and grace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 2: RFK, A Eulogy for King

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  • 740 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 36:38

Robert Kennedy learns of the MLK Jr.’s assassination while in route to a campaign event in inner city Indianapolis. He breaks the news to an unsuspecting crowd, delivering a spontaneous and empathetic eulogy for the apostle of nonviolence.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 1: MLK Jr., The Last Speech

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  • 970 views
  • almost 2 years ago
  • 42:42

In one of the most tumultuous moments in American history, Martin Luther King Jr. travels to Memphis to address the issue of racial and economic injustice. With eloquent language and brilliant rhetoric, he creates a mosaic of the ongoing Civil Rights struggle, culminating with a fearless and defiant premonition.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices