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October 2008: McCain vs. Obama

McCain vs. Obama
October 2008


In the great tradition of the Al Smith Foundation Dinner: the wit wisdom, warmth and wile of Barack Obama and John McCain (not to mention Joe the Plumber) in their classic joust for the Presidency. It's a living tribute to what President Obama called "something bigger and more lasting than a political party... Before Al Smith was a candidate who made history, he was a man who made a difference— a man who fought for many years to give Americans nothing more than fair shake and a chance to succeed. He touched the lives of millions as a result."

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner: Fifty Years and Counting

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner
50 Years and Counting


Produced in 1994 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the dinner, the video features quotes from Dwight D Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard M Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Bob Hope, Hubert H. Humphrey, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, Barbara Bush, Michael Dukakis, Bob Dole and others.

October 2007: Tony Blair

Tony Blair
October 2007


This 7-minute excerpt from the second British Prime Minister to address the Al Smith Foundation dinner highlights the extraordinary wit and wisdom of the man who lead, changed and elevated Britain's labor party for more than a decade. The full DVD will fascinate anyone interested in Tony Blair's take on the importance of banishing prejudice and elevating freedom.

October 2000: Gore vs. Bush

Gore vs. Bush
October 2000


This four-minute video is but a sampling of the one-liners, zingers, rejoinders and self-deprecating satirical humor that made that evening so unforgettable. DVD's of the full evening's speeches and festivities will be of interest to anyone who wants to re-live or better understand that memorable year in politics.

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