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Irv Weinstein - Last Newscast Farewell I generally try to make posts that appeal to the widest variety of people, so you might rightly ask, "Who is Irv Weinstein?" If you lived in western New York or southern Ontario from 1964 to 1998, Irv was the familiar anchorman of Buffalo's WKBW newscasts. Irv combined with weatherman Tom Jolls and sports director Rick Azar for more than 30 years of service to Eyewitness News on Channel 7, an ABC affiliate. Their news program regularly attained higher ratings than the other two Buffalo newscasts combined. For some reason, Eyewitness News had a strong following in Ontario--although there was no logical reason why anyone in Canada should regularly watch a Buffalo newscast. Irv was famous for his alliterations. You could pretty much count on a news story about "pistol-packing punks" or "Buffalo's blaze busters." Here is the final three minutes of Irv's last broadcast from December 31, 1998 showing Irv's farewell speech. It is surprisingly touching.
Tags: Irv  Weinstein  Buffalo  Eyewitness  News  anchorman 
Added: 3rd April 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Winston Churchill - Finest Hour Speech On June 18, 1940 Allied resistance to the German invasion of France ended with the surrender of the French forces. Great Britain, the last remaining unoccupied country in western Europe, would be next to face the brunt of a German offensive. At its most imperiled hour, Great Brtiain is inspired to resist by new Prime Minister Winston Churchill in this famous speech.
Tags: Winston  Churchill  Finest  Hour  speech 
Added: 25th October 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Theodore Roosevelt - Near Fatal Carriage Accident On September 3, 1902, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and several other prominent politicians came within inches of being killed by a speeding trolley car in Pittsfield, MA. The president, riding in a horse-drawn carriage, was on his way to deliver a speech when the accident occurred. The carriage was knocked about 40 feet upon impact. Secret Service agent William Craig was fatally injured, becoming the first Secret Service agent killed in the line of duty. Roosevelt was knocked from the carriage and landed face first upon the street. He suffered superficial wounds to his face and leg. (The seriousness of Roosevelt's injuries was probably understated. Roosevelt's leg wound became infected and abscessed. He required surgery and was confined to a wheelchair for a short time. Although the leg wound healed completely, Roosevelt was bothered by the aftereffects of his injury for the rest of his life.) David J. Pratt, the driver of the carriage containing the president, was severely injured. George B. Cortelyou, Secretary to the President, was severely bruised. Winthrop Murray Crane, Governor of Massachusetts, and George P. Lawrence, Representative in Congress from the First Massachusetts district, escaped with only a few bruises. All were in the carriage with Mr. Roosevelt. A newspaper account said, "Under the sunniest of September skies the distinguished party was driving through the Berkshire Hills in a landau drawn by four white horses, the reins handled by Pratt, the President and his companions going from Dalton to Lenox. The carriage was struck squarely just behind the box on which Pratt and Craig were sitting. The vehicle was hurled 40 feet across the road. Craig was instantly killed and ground under the heavy machinery of the car into an unrecognizable mass. The President was thrown into the air and landed on the right side of his face in the roadway. Mr. Cortelyou was thrown out and almost rendered unconscious. Gov. Crane, who, next to Craig, was the nearest to the immediate danger line, was thrown out, but...escaped with only slight bruises." No one on the trolley was injured. According to reports, the trolley was speeding in an attempt to get to its destination ahead of Roosevelt's carriage. Euclid Madden was the trolley car's motorman. He received a six-month prison term for his role in the accident. James Kelley was the trolley car's conductor. In 2002, on the hundredth anniversary of the accident, the Secret Service held a special ceremony at agent Craig's grave where a marker was placed.
Tags: Theodore  Roosevelt  1902  accident  carriage  trolley 
Added: 16th September 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Lou Gehrig Farewell Speech - Full Version Most baseball fans have seen the newsreel footage of Lou Gehrig's poignant 1939 farewell speech. (I posted it a while back.) For some unfathomable reason, the speech was severely edited. On the 75th anniversary of it in 2014, Keith Olbermann added the missing dialogue.
Tags: Lou  Gehrig  farewell  speech  baseball  ALS 
Added: 21st September 2014
Views: 1409
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Posted By: Lava1964
Charlie Chaplin - Great Dictator Speech The 1940 film The Great Dictator was Charlie Chaplin's first feature film in which he talked and did not play his famous Little Tramp character. In the movie Chaplin plays the dual role of a Jewish barber and his lookalike, Adenoid Hynkel--the fascist dictator of Tomania (an obvious caricature of Adolf Hitler). In this climactic scene, the barber impersonates Henkel and makes a radio speech to try to diffuse a world conflict. It's still powerful more than 70 years later.
Tags: The  Great  Dictator  Charlie  Chaplin  speech 
Added: 10th December 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Touched by an Angel Bill Cosby Speech Tags: Touched  by  an  Angel  Bill  Cosby  Speech    Roma  Downey,  Della  Reese,  John  Dye 
Added: 8th November 2014
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Posted By: Cathy
Bill Clinton Dies Onstage (Booed) In 1988, then-governor of Arkansas William Jefferson Clinton made his national debut at the Democratic Convention when he endorsed Michael Dukakis for the nomination. Unfortunately, it was a very long speech that got cheers when he finally ended.
Tags: Elections 
Added: 4th December 2014
Views: 995
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Posted By: WestVirginiaRebel
Jimmy Stewart Accepts Oscar for Gary Cooper At the 1961 Academy Awards ceremony, Gary Cooper was given a special lifetime achievement Oscar. At the time, only a few of his closest friends knew that Cooper was terribly ill with incurable cancer. Jimmy Stewart accepted the award on behalf of his ailing buddy. Stewart's emotional acceptance speech gave the secret away. Cooper died about a month later, just a week after his 60th birthday.
Tags: Oscar  Gary  Cooper  Jimmy  Stewart 
Added: 22nd March 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964
Peter Falk 1972 Emmy Acceptance Speech At the 1972 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Peter Falk won an Emmy for his sensational work on Columbo. Officially, the Emmy was for 'Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series.' Here is his very amusing acceptance speech, in which he sort of sounds like Lt. Columbo when the detective is flustered.
Tags: Peter  Falk  Emmy  Columbo  speech 
Added: 7th November 2016
Views: 1507
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Posted By: Lava1964

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