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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 Channel, this series takes you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham offers 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 also brings together some of the top historians, authors and journalists relevant to each respective speech and figure.

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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 Channel, this series takes you through 10 speeches for the inaugural season. Meacham offers 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 also brings 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

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

    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.
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    • 35 min
    Ep 9: John Lewis, We Want Our Freedom Now

    Ep 9: John Lewis, We Want Our Freedom Now

    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.  
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    • 40 min
    Ep 8: Hillary Clinton, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

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

    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. 
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    • 27 min
    Ep 7: Barbara Jordan, Your Keynote Speaker

    Ep 7: Barbara Jordan, Your Keynote Speaker

    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.
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    • 31 min
    Ep 6: Edward R. Murrow Fights for Free Press

    Ep 6: Edward R. Murrow Fights for Free Press

    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
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    • 46 min
    Ep 5: Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address

    Ep 5: Ronald Reagan’s Farewell Address

    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.
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    • 46 min

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