Speaking After MLK Jr.

  • Season 2 , Ep 2
  • 10/03/2012
  • Views: 184,871

It's not easy taking the stage after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. (3:13)

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THANK GOD ALMIGHTY,

WE ARE FREE AT LAST.

[cheers and applause]

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,PLEASE WELCOME

YOUR NEXT SPEAKER,THE REVEREND ROBERT JONES.

[moderate applause]

- [whispers]HOW AM I S'POSED TO FOLLOW THAT?

I CAN'T.NOBODY CAN FOLLOW THAT.

HOW AM I S--

I CAN, UH...

OH.[feedback]

ALL RIGHT.

[shrill feedback]

GOOD AFTERNOON.UM...

THAT--THAT IS THE--

THE BEST SPEECH I'VE EVER HEARDIN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

[chuckles]EVER.

I HAVE NEVER HEARDA BETTER SPEECH.

[chuckles]

AND NOW IT IS MY TURNTO SPEAK.

HUH.[chuckles and stammers]

WHO PUT THIS RUNNING ORDERTOGETHER, RIGHT?

YOU KNOW, UM,DR. KING, UH,

HE--HE ACTUALLY COVEREDA LOT--

A LOT OF WHATI WAS GONNA SAY.

UM, YOU KNOW, MY--MY SPEECH IS, UH, UH--

YOU GONNAFIND THIS FUNNY, Y'ALL.

MY SPEECHWAS ACTUALLY CALLED, UH,

"A VISION FOR THE FUTURE."

I'M NOT SAYING THAT DR. KINGCOPIED MY SPEECH.

I'M--[crowd murmurs]

NO! NO!NO, I'M--I'M--

I'M SAYINGI'M NOT SAYING THAT.

I'M NOT SAYINGHE TRIED TO COPY IT.

YOU--WHY DON'T Y'ALL LISTENTO WHAT I'M S--

[murmuring intensifies]WOW. YOU KNOW WHAT?

[crowd booing]NO, COME ON!

I'M JUST SAYING.I'M JUST SAYING.

I'M JUST SAYING.IT'S A JOKE.

DID I NOT SAY ITLIKE A JOKE?

OK--

NO?

APPARENTLY,I HAVE SIX MORE MINUTES.

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