Oprah Winfrey, global media leader and philanthropist, spoke to the Class of 2008 at Stanford’s 117th Commencement on June 15, 2008. Winfrey drew on experiences from a career that began in 1976 when she co-anchored a television newscast, and she shared three lessons about feelings, failure and finding happiness.
Probably one of the best, if not the best commencement speeches in history. It is the most hillarious public speech that I’ve ever seen and I can’t get enough of it. Excuse the watermark and the fact that I had to break this up into 5 pieces. More reasons for the imperfections below. I hope you enjoy!
It took forever to convert this .rm (real player) file/stream to one (.avi) that can be uploaded here to YouTube.com. Not only was it a pain in the butt, but you also have this stupid watermark on the video because the software developer for the conversion from real stream to .avi decided to prevent us poor people from having a clean version.
The 4th segment is my favorite in these 5 parts. The George Bush Impersonation is incredible.
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Watch the full speech: http://thefilmarchived.blogspot.com/2010/08/jon-stewart-at-white-house.html
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