Wednesday, February 18, 2009

As Obama Is Compared to Lincoln, JFK, and FDR at the France 24 Studios During the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, Erik Svane Voices Some Skepticism

Erik Svane Voices Skepticism During Obama's TV Inauguration
envoyé par Hasteriks

As France 24's Natacha Butler and Robert Parsons cover the inauguration ceremonies in Washington, DC (from the station's Paris headquarters on January 20, 2009), Stephen Sawyer, Professor of History at the American University of Paris, joins them in comparing Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. A skeptical Erik Svane replies that he wonders if they aren't being too optimistic…
Table of Contents (for quick reference):
  • 00:05 Natacha Butler, France 24 host
  • 00:30 Stephen Sawyer, American University of Paris
  • 02:25 Robert Parsons, France 24 correspondent
  • 04:44 Erik Svane, representing Republicans Abroad
  • 08:10 Stephen Sawyer, AUP
See Part II

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