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Speeches and other Media Uses by William J. Clinton,
42nd President of the United States,
1/20/1993-1/20/2001

Russell D. Renka

Speeches
    Pre-presidential (up to 20 January 1993)
    First Presidential Term (20 January 1993 to 20 January 1997)
    Second Presidential Term (20 January 1997 to 20 January 2001)
    Post-presidential (since 20 January 2001)
    Press Conferences
    Presidential Debates of 1992 and 1996

Letters and other communications

Sources

Speeches - Pre-presidential (up to 20 January 1993):  

10/3/91 - Bill Clinton's Announcement to run for President, 1991 in Little Rock, Arkansas; full text: source:  William Jefferson Clinton

7/16/92 - Clinton Acceptance Speech 1992 - 2004 Democratic National Convention Official Site in New York, NY; full text; source:  Home - Main - 2004 Democratic National Convention Official Site
            - Clinton Acceptance Speech - 1992 Democratic Convention Watch in RealAudio; source:  American Presidents Life Portraits (.asp file on Clinton as 41st president) from American Presidents Life Portraits
            - William J. Clinton - Acceptance Speech to the Democratic National Convention, New York; source:  The American Presidency Project

Speeches - First Presidential Term (20 January 1993 to 20 January 1997):           Top

1/20/93 - First Inaugural (January 20, 1993), West side of U.S. Capitol, video; source: Presidential Speech Archive - Miller Center of Public Affairs
           - First Inaugural Address - William J. Clinton, West side of U.S. Capitol, video; source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
           - First Inaugural Address of William J. Clinton, full text; source:  The Avalon Project at Yale Law School Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
           - USA Clinton inaugural; full text; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton

2/17/93 - 1993 State of the Union Address; full text; source:  OnPolitics - The State of the Union:  1993-2000 

11/13/93 - Clinton Speech in Memphis to black ministers at the Church of God in Christ, Memphis, TN (locale of M.L. King's final sermon and speech), full text; source  Index of -comm-pres-speeches- from SCOM @ TAMU The Program in Presidential Rhetoric
            - President Clinton at Memphis, excerpt; source:  Major Speeches of President Clinton from AMERICAN REVIEW
            - Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ in Memphis (November 13, 1993), text and mp3 audio; source:  Miller Center — William J. Clinton Speeches

1/25/94 - 1994 State of the Union Address, U.S. Capitol; text and 70:40 in audio; source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            - Washingtonpost.com - 1994 State of the Union Address; full text; source:  OnPolitics - The State of the Union:  1993-2000
            - USA Bill Clinton State of Union 1994 - prepared version and USA Bill Clinton State of Union 1994 - delivered version; full text; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton

4/27/94 - History Channel - Speeches - Bill Clinton, forty-second U.S. president On the death of Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, CA.; text only
            - Remarks and Exchange With Reporters on the Death of President Richard Nixon excerpt; 1:15 in audio, Yorba Linda, CA.; source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project

6/6/94 - Remarks at the U.S. National Cemetery, Normandy, France (June 6, 1994), text and mp3 audio; source:  Miller Center — William J. Clinton Speeches

7/12/94 - Remarks by President Bill Clinton, McNair Barracks. Berlin, Germany, July 12, 1994 on free and unified Germany; full text; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton
            - Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany (July 12, 1994), text and mp3 audio; source:  Miller Center — William J. Clinton Speeches

9/15/94 - Address on the United States Effort to Remove Military Dictatorship in Haiti, 4:54 in audio; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            - History Channel - Speeches - Bill Clinton's decision to send troops to Haiti, audio and textual explanation; source: History Channel

11/16/94 - Famous Speeches - President Clinton to International Business Community in Jakarta, Indonesia; full text; source:  Famous Speeches 

1/24/95 - 1995 State of the Union, text and video; source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            - Washingtonpost.com - 1995 State of the Union Address; full text; source:  OnPolitics - The State of the Union:  1993-2000
            -USA Bill Clinton State of Union 1995 - prepared version and USA Clinton State of Union 1995 - delivered version; full texts; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton 

4/23/95 - American Rhetoric William Jefferson Clinton - Oklahoma Bombing Memorial Prayer Service Speech, Oklahoma State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City; full text; source:  American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States, and pres4-23 from Office of State Finance, State of Oklahoma
            - Prayer Service - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma entitled "A Time for Healing"; text plus photographs; source:  Office of the President - Speeches
            - Time for Healing Ceremony, Oklahoma City (April 23, 1995) ; source:  Miller Center — William J. Clinton Speeches

Spring commencement, 1995 - President Clinton at Michigan State on the Oklahoma City bombing; full text; source:  Major Speeches of President Clinton from AMERICAN REVIEW

7/06/95 - President Clinton on Common Ground, Georgetown University; full text; source:  Major Speeches of President Clinton from AMERICAN REVIEW
            - The President on Domestic Issues; source:  Office of the President - Speeches

7/12/95 - President Clinton on Religious Liberty, Vienna, VA.; full text; source:  Major Speeches of President Clinton from AMERICAN REVIEW

1995 - President Clinton on Affirmative Action (Part I) and Affirmative Action (Part II), National Archives, Washington, D.C.; full text; source:  Major Speeches of President Clinton from AMERICAN REVIEW

10/16/95 - Presidential Speech on Race Relations - October 16, 1995, The University of Texas at Austin; full text; source:  Office of the President - Speeches

11/30/95 - Address to the Employees of the Mackie Metal Plant, Belfast, Northern Ireland (November 30, 1995); source:  Miller Center — William J. Clinton Speeches

1/23/96 - 1996 State of the Union Address, text and 76:05 in video; source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            - State of the Union, 1996 - January 23, 1996 from The Clinton Foundation (at www.clintonfoundation.org), with Windows Media and Real Media excerpts by section of the 76 minute long speech; see in particular
            - Washingtonpost.com - 1996 State of the Union; full text; source:  OnPolitics - The State of the Union:  1993-2000
            - USA Bill Clinton State of Union 1996 - prepared version and USA Bill Clinton State of Union 1996 - delivered version; full texts; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton

8/29/96 - Online NewsHour Convention Speeches - Clinton acceptance of Nomination at 1996 Democratic National Convention, United Center, Chicago, IL.;  full text plus video link; sources:  Online NewsHour Floor Speeches for text, Online NewsHour RealAudio from DNC '96 for video

11/5/96 - Remarks at a Victory Celebration in Little Rock, Arkansas; source:  Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
        - President Clinton's Victory Speech [November 5, 1996]; source:  Speeches by President Bill Clinton from australianpolitics.com

Speeches - Second Presidential Term (20 January 1997 to 20 January 2001):                 Top

1/20/97 - Second Inaugural Address of William J. Clinton; full text; source:  The Avalon Project Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

2/4/97 - 1997 State of the Union Address, in audio; source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
          - Washingtonpost.com - 1997 State of the Union; full text; source:  OnPolitics - The State of the Union:  1993-2000
            - USA Bill Clinton State of Union 1997 - delivered version; full text; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton 

5/28/97 - USAID Speeches Remarks By President Clinton commemorating 50th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan; full text; source: USAID Marshall Plan Home Page 

1/26/98 - History Channel - Speeches - Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. president Denies sexual relationship with White House intern; audio file with explanatory text

1/27/98 - 1998 State of the Union (text and 75:42 in video), from Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            - Washingtonpost.com 1998 State of the Union Address, full text; full text; source:  OnPolitics - The State of the Union:  1993-2000
            - USA Bill Clinton State of Union 1998 - delivered version; full text; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton 

6/11/98 - Famous Speeches - President Clinton on US-China Relations in the 21st Century, site not specified; full text; source:  Famous Speeches

8/17/98 - Address to the Nation on Grand Jury Testimony in the Lewinsky Affair, 4:08 in audio, from Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project

8/28/98 - Speaking on "Forgiveness" (35th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech), 1:32 in audio; Oak Bluff, Mass.; from Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
    -excerpts, Clinton's Martin Luther King Speech [August 28, 1998]; source:  Speeches by President Bill Clinton from australianpolitics.com

9/11/98 - Remarks at a Breakfast With Religious Leaders, The White House, 10:17 in audio, from Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            - Bill Clinton speech:   I Have Sinned, text and 10:22 in audio, from The History Place

12/11/98 - Bill Clinton speech:  "I am profoundly sorry", White House Rose Garden, text plus 4:03 in audio, from The History Place

12/16/98 - Address to the Nation on the Bombing of Weapons Facilities in Iraq, 1:59 in audio, from Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project

12/19/98 - Remarks Following the House of Representatives Vote on Impeachment, 5:41 in audio, from Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            - Famous Speeches - President Bill Clinton after his Impeachment; full text; source:  Famous Speeches

1/19/99 - 1999 State of the Union Address, 79:35 in audio; source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            -President Bill Clinton 40 second excerpt in RealAudio and MP3; source: Vincent Voice Library's U.S. Presidents of the Twentieth Century
            - Washingtonpost.com 1999 State of the Union Address; full text; full text; source:  OnPolitics - The State of the Union:  1993-2000
            - USA Bill Clinton State of Union 1999 - prepared version and USA Bill Clinton State of Union 1999 - delivered version (allowing comparison and study of Clinton ad-libbing); full texts; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton

6/10/99 - Clinton's Speech on End of War in Kosovo [June 10, 1999]; source:  Speeches by President Bill Clinton from australianpolitics.com

1/27/00 - 2000 State of the Union Address, 89:19 in audio; source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            -  OnPolitics - 2000 State of the Union Address; full text; source:  OnPolitics - The State of the Union:  1993-2000
            - USA Bill Clinton State of Union 2000 - delivered version; full text; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton

8/14/00 - President Clinton's Speech to the Democratic Party National Convention [August 14, 2000]; source:  Speeches by President Bill Clinton from australianpolitics.com

12/7/00 - t r u t h o u t - ISSUES-Remarks as delivered by President William Jefferson Clinton, Georgetown University; video and full text; source:  'We miss Bill':  a site dedicated to promoting valid and worthwhile information on the WWW about our 42nd president under subtitle "Speeches on the WWW in Text"

12/11/00 - Transcript Clinton on Foreign Policy at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE: synopsis plus full text; source:  Foreign Policy -- Democratic Presidents from Foreign Policy: Your portal to global politics, economics, and ideas

1/18/01 - Farewell Address to the Nation, The Oval Office, 7:25 in video; source: Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton by The American Presidency Project
            - BBC News AMERICAS Clinton bows out with pride, text plus 7:24 in video, from BBC News
            - Bill Clinton Farewell Address; full text; source:  From Revolution to Reconstruction - Presidents Bill Clinton
            - BBC News Americas:  The Clinton Legacy has video and full text plus contextual coverage

Speeches:  Post-presidential:         Top

12/14/01 - BBC - Arts - Richard Dimbleby Lecture 2001 entitled "The Struggle for the Soul of the 21st Century" at Warwick, Great Britain; source:  'We miss Bill':  a site dedicated to promoting valid and worthwhile information on the WWW about our 42nd president under subtitle "Speeches on the WWW in Text"

6/22/2004 - BBC NEWS World Americas - Clinton chides media over affair after publication of Clinton's "My Life"; source:  BBC NEWS News Front Page

   The most comprehensive source site for both presidential and post-presidential speeches by Clinton is Clinton Presidential Center Library of Speeches at http://www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org/speeches.htm.  It currently has 29 post-presidential speeches (RDR, 8/5/04).  The comparable presidential list at Clinton Presidential Center Presidential Speeches with URL  http://www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org/legacy3.htm?dt=presidential+speeches has almost 2600 speeches.  Both are accessed from the general source Clinton Presidential Center followed by a left-side click on Resource Center under Speeches (2,618).

Press Conferences       Top

Presidential Debates of 1992 and 1996:       Top

     An excellent debate source is The Museum of Broadcast Communications, The Great Debate & Beyond: The History of Televised Presidential Debates.  Its Televised Debate History dates from 1960 under four categories:  video, photos, headlines, and memos & spin.  Do the year first, reaching Televised Debate History - 1992 and 1996.  Then each debate context is briefly described in Windows Media Player excerpts.

     Presidential Debates from The American Presidency Project transcribes all general election debates for 1992 and 1996.  Also, the Commission on Presidential Debates has CPD Debate Transcripts for the three presidential debates from 1992 and two from 1996.  One from each year was vice presidential.

10/11/92 (First Debate, Clinton, Bush, and Perot) - CPD October 11, 1992 First Half Debate Transcript and CPD October 11, 1992 Second Half Debate Transcript, Field House, Washington University, St. Louis, MO; source:  CPD Debate Transcripts

10/15/92 (Second Debate) - CPD October 15, 1992 First Half Debate Transcript and CPD October 15, 1992 Second Half Debate Transcript, Robbins Field House, University of Richmond, VA; source:  CPD Debate Transcripts

10/19/92 (Third Debate) - CPD October 19, 1992 Debate Transcript, Wharton Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; source:  CPD Debate Transcripts

10/6/96 (First Debate, Clinton v. Dole) - CPD October 6, 1996 Debate Transcript, The Bushnell, Hartford, CT; source:  CPD Debate Transcripts

10/16/96 (Second Debate) - CPD October 16, 1996 Debate Transcript, Shiley Theater, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA;  source: CPD Debate Transcripts

     CNN's AllPolitics - 1992 Debates Overview has Highlights of each debate. Debating Our Destiny from PBS has an extensive body of interviews with presidential debate participants.

     For associated video, label the debate from descriptions above and use Google or Bing to pick up Youtube transmissions.  The C-SPAN Video Library has both years as well; but use Google or Bing for the year and item such as "c-span video 1992 first presidential debate" or similar terminology.  One debate from each year is at Public Broadcast System, Debating Our Destiny with Jim Lehrer in the moderator's chair at 1992:  Lawrence Welk & The Wristwatch, and 1996:  Careful What You Say.  Note:  The American Presidency Project's Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton has 1996 Clinton speeches but no debates or other expressly campaign-linked statements, except for the presidential nomination acceptance speech. 

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The Clinton Presidential Center has Clinton Presidential Center - Search Results for "Clinton speeches" with extensive records of more than 2600 speeches during 1993 through 2000.  Clinton Presidential Center Presidential Speeches lists these by date and site locale dating back from 20 January 2001.  Clinton Presidential Center Library of Speeches lists these in the post-presidential period.  In the presidential period, one will have to know an approximate date of any given speech to access it via this source.

Highlighted Presidential Remarks from the current NARA site for ex-President Clinton has lists of approximately 10 to 15 "Highlighted Presidential Remarks" per year from 1993 to 2000; but the links are no longer operative because all derive from the old Clinton White House site.  Still, the catalogue is useful for eventual cataloging elsewhere on the web.  RDR, 8/2/04.

Public Papers of the Presidents - Clinton remarks and speeches is comprehensive for material from January 1993 through May 1994, and is acquired via search at The American Presidency Project.  Major speeches are at Presidential Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton.

VVL-01-0372 Bill Clinton An Inventory of Spoken Word Audio Recordings in the Vincent Voice Library, Michigan State University is the finders' source site for Clinton audio recordings.  As with the NARA site, one must first know dates and/or other specifics of a speech to use this site effectively.

Bill Clinton - Wikiquote (from Bill Clinton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) has quote excerpts and source links.

Washington Post.com - The State of the Union, 1993-2000 has all eight of them, together with a nice topical file allowing one to compare what's said on the same subject in successive years.

C-SPAN has all eight in both text and video form, at http://www.c-span.org/executive/stateoftheunion.asp.

The americanpresidency.org Audio-Video Archive - William J. Clinton has 19 excerpts.

The History Place lists just two Clinton presidential speeches, both from 1998:   Bill Clinton speech:  I Have Sinned, and Bill Clinton speech:  I am profoundly sorry.  Both are in text and RealAudio.

Professor Loudon's nice Wake Forest site, The Rhetoric of William Clinton, has a bibliography of sources.
 
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