The People Speak

  • 2009
  • TV Show
  • None

A history of American democracy with a focus on the experiences of everyday people is told in musical performances and performances by actors reading from letters, diaries and historic documents. Among those appearing: Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Bruce Springsteen, Morgan Freeman, Bob Dylan, Viggo Mortensen, Allison Moorer, David Strathairn, Eddie Vedder (more…)

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John Brown's Last Speech
02:36 — Actor David Strathairn performs abolitionist John Browns final speech before his execution in 1859. Introduction by Viggo Mortensen.
Yolanda Huet-Vaughn Refuses to Fight
02:29 — Rosario Dawson reads the words of a mother refusing to fight in the Gulf War.
The Ballad of Roosevelt
02:14 — Danny Glover performs a Langston Hughes poem inspired by unfulfilled promises to the poor.
Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience
02:00 — Actor David Strathairn performs an excerpt from Henry David Thoreaus Civil Disobedience. Introduction by Danny Glover.

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  • Premiered: December 13, 2009
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A history of American democracy with a focus on the experiences of everyday people is told in musical performances and performances by actors reading from letters, diaries and historic documents. Among those appearing: Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Bruce Spring… (more)

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