Streams

In King's Words

Monday, January 19, 2009

Michael Cohen, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, looks at how Barack Obama's speeches are influenced by MLK's and others.

Guests:

Michael Cohen
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [2]

Jesse Lemisch from upper west side

Like "Service," More conservative claptrap: O has been urging "responsibility" on the part of blacks, a la Cosby. Will he now be urging "responsibility" on the part of powerful institutions, or will he promote legislation that regulates and controls them? No wonder that Brian can quote a conservative who urges "responsibility". For them, thee absurd notion of moral transformation of bankers et al is an easy solution that evades the real problems.

Jan. 19 2009 11:22 AM
Mark from Washington Heights

Why is anyone allowed to have a speechwriter? Isn't that like letting your mother do your homework for you?

Jan. 19 2009 11:21 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.