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Full Speeches from President Obama when he was an Illinois Senator

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Collected here, you will find links to videos of entire speeches and interviews from Senator Obama, mostly from YouTube.
There are more speeches available from the official Barack Obama website, on the speeches page under the Barack TV heading, here.

Full-Length Speeches and Interviews -- In Reverse Chronological Order (where I could find the date)
Texts for many of these speeches and more are available under the Learn heading on the main site.
Frontline Special   In 10 chapters10/14/08   Program on Public Broadcasting System
Barack Obama on his Economic Rescue Plan for the Middle Class   25:2810/13/08   Toledo, Ohio
Campaign Speech Concerning Health Care   36:4110/4/08   Newport News, Virginia
Campaigng Speech; We Can Work It Out   29:489/30/08   Reno, Nevada. Find out how the "bailout" is really a liquidity rescue that doesn't just throw away $700 billion..
Speech Concerning the Economy   30:089/28/08   Detroit, Michigan
Campaign Speeches by Sen. Obama and Sen. Biden   42:549/27/08   Greensboro, North Carolina
Campaign Speech   26:109/27/08   Fredericksburg, Virginia - in a rainstorm
Speech Upon Receiving an Award from the Congressional Black Caucus   21:199/27/08   Washington, DC
Presedential Debates
        Part 1   10:58        Part 6   10:58
        Part 2   10:58        Part 7   10:58
        Part 3   10:58        Part 8   10:58
        Part 4   10:58        Part 9   10:33
        Part 5   10:58        Part 10   8:45
9/26/08 Oxford, Mississippi
Press Availability Session   16:519/24/08   Clearwater, Florida
Speech Concerning Reforming Washington   22:129/22/08   Green Bay, Wisconsin
Campaign Speech   31:559/18/08   Espanola, New Mexico
Campaign Speech   34:339/17/08   Las Vegas, Nevada
Speech Concerning the Economy   25:389/17/08   Elko, Nevada
Confronting an Economic Crisis   38:129/16/08   Golden, Colorado
Campaign Speech   42:149/15/08   Pueblo, Colorado
Campaign Speech   33:419/13/08   Manchester, New Hampshire
Interview with David Letterman
        Part 1   8:06
        Part 2   8:00
        Part 3   10:18
9/10/08   David Letterman Show, New York
Campaign Speech Concerning Education   35:509/9/08   Dayton, Ohio
Campaign Speech   22:409/5/08   Speech given at Schott Glass company, Duryea, Pennsylvania
Speech on Hurricane Gustav - We Rise and Fall as One Nation   12:239/1/08   Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Labor Day Message   2:31Presented 8/31/08   (Recorded 8/24 in Billings, Montana)
Democratic Nomination Acceptance Speech   45:168/28/08   Democratic National Convention, Invesco Stadium, Denver Colorado. 84,000 delegates and supporters were there.
Taped Speech to the American Legion   9:48Presented near 8/28/08  
Campaign Speech   24:138/24/08   Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Speech to Introduce Senator Biden as his Choice for Vice President   13:298/23/08   Springfield, Illinois. Senator Biden's subsequent speech is here.
Campaign Speech   20:598/20/08   Martinsville, Virginia
Speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Conference   28:148/19/08   Orlando, Florida
Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Prague Spring   4:168/19/08   Statement concerning Georgia and Russia.
Campaign Speech   18:438/17/08   Reno, Nevada
Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency   49:258/16/08   Lake Forest, California. Senator Obama's section of this forum.
Announcement of Candidacy for Presidency
        Part 1   9:36
        Part 2   5:40
        Part 3   5:30
2/10/07. Beautiful. The text of this speech can be found here.

Speeches in 2006 and Before:
Speech at Moms Rising   8:079/28/06
Call to Renewal Keynote Address
        Part 1   9:49
        Part 2   9:24
        Part 3   9:44
        Part 4   7:42
        Part 5   3:49
This speech goes into depth about religion in relation to politics. Posted on YouTube July 30, 2006
Commencement Address   27:136/16/06   Northwestern University, Evanston, Chicago
Take Back America conference   27:42Washington, DC   June 13, 2006
Interview on the Charlie Rose show   53:0710/19/06
Campus Progress   13:20Sen. Obama speaks to students at Campus Progress, 7/12/06 This recording cuts the speech off early.
Event hosted by Barbara Boxer   26:222006, San Francisco. Sen. Obama starts speaking at minute 4:00, ends at minute 22:30
Panel discussion concering Darfur   30:274/25/06 With Jan Egeland, Barack Obama, and Ken Bacon. Nicholas Kristof sits in as host for Charlie Rose.
Commencement Address at Knox College  6/4/05   Galesburg, Illinois
Interview on the Charlie Rose show   52:4511/23/04
Keynote Address
        Part 1   9:58
        Part 2   8:02
The Democratic National Convention, 2004
Discussion of Book, Dreams From My Father
        Part 1   8:38
        Part 2   9:25
        Part 3   7:37
August, 1995.   Television interview with Connie Martinson for Connie Martinson Talks Books.

(This section is sketchy and incomplete.)
John Edwards   17:255/14/08, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Edward (Ted) Kennedy Endorses Sen. Barack Obama   18:451/28/08, in Washington, D.C.
Caroline Kennedy Endorses Sen. Barack Obama   3:351/28/08, in Washington, D.C. Caroline Kennedy is the daughter of John F. Kennedy.
Gov. Bill Richardson Endorses Sen. Barack Obama   14:513/21/08, in Portland, Oregon
Deval Patrick Endorses Sen. Barack Obama   2:23Deval Patrick is Governor of Massachussets.
Ted Sorenson interview with Charlie Rose   25:168/31/07   From Ted Sorenson, a key speech writer and confidant of John F. Kennedy, talks in depth about Sen. Obama with Charlie Rose and announces his endorsement.
John Kerry   42:181/10/08 John Kerry endorses Barack Obama during this rally in Charlston, South Carolina. Both Sen. Kerry and Sen. Obama give speeches, Kerry speaking first. (This link is repeated above.)
Derrick Ashong(aka DnA)   7:372/11/08 This is the voice of humanity itself.
Alice Walker endorsement   4:20
Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Tim Kaine   6:07Jesse Jackson, Jr. is the son of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and is a congressman from Illinois, and Tim Kaine is governor of Virginia. They talk about their endorsements in Columbia, South Carolina.
Baratunde Thurston.   9:48Baratunde Thurston is a Comedian and Blogger for Jack and Jill Politics. This recording follows a CNN appearance by Mr. Thurston after Sen. Obama's win in Iowa, and goes into more depth to say more things that there wasn't time for.
Maria Shriver endorsement   13:22
Women for Obama   19:18Many women explain why they support Barack Obama. Includes comments from Michelle Obama.
Students for Obama   9:49Students talk about their support for Barack Obama.
Seniors for Obama   11:31Seniors describe their reasons for supporting Barack Obama.

Style and Panache
Barack Obama busts a move   1:25Senator Obama dances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Barack Obama shoots a 3-pointer   0:55Senator Obama shoots a basket- Swish!
Photos of Barack ObamaTime/CNN Photo essay
A look behind the scenes of the Obama campaign.4/25/08 With Katie Couric from CBS.
About Barack Obama's family growing up. 
Barack Obama on the Conan O'Brien show.Sen. Obama and Conan O'Brien in some witty exchanges.


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