Famous Speech Friday: Carol Burnett's live audience Q&A

The Eloquent Woman

You''ll see there''s a mix of high humor, along with getting the audience members onto the stage, bringing out backstage crew, and answering specific and practical questions about which the audience is curious.

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Politicians and broadcasters in the UK: collaboration or capitulation?

Max Atkinson

They responded by producing one of their own that included a sequence from a speech from Margaret Thatcher which was almost a carbon copy, except that Brahms was replaced by patriotic music from Holst ( "I vow to thee my country." ), followed by similar panning shots of a standing ovation rounded off with the leader and her spouse. That is something we cannot do with the executives, producers, editors and journalists who control and determine what we're allowed to see of political debate.

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