C-SPAN’s Online Collection of More than 600 Searchable, Viewable Commencement Speeches
We’ve written many times about how wonderful and important the C-SPAN Video Library.
This online library contains just about everything that has ever aired on C-SPAN back to when the network launched in 1987. In many cases, every word in each program is searchable along with the metadata.
All video can be viewed online. This resource is also 100% free.
Recently, the C-SPAN Video Library blog posted an item that reminds us that this resource contains MUCH MORE than material from the U.S. Congress.
The blog post points out that a collection of more than 600 commencement speeches (618 as we post this item) from both this year and PAST YEARS are available. In some cases, a mechanically generated text transcript accompanies each video.
You can go direct to the C-SPAN collection of commencement speeches here.
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