President Bush will address the nation at 9 p.m. following his participation in ceremonies at the Pentagon, Shanksville, Pa., and New York City on 9/11. I have decided to boycott television coverage of the 9/11 anniversary. But I will watch this speech and add an analysis of it to PCR2002 as soon as a full text becomes available. This speech will be, perhaps, the most important of his presidency so far because he should reach for heights similar to Lincoln at Gettysburg. I don’t mean to suggest he’ll have failed if he doesn’t produce an equal speech. I do suggest that this speech must bind our national resolve.
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I offer commentary on the rhetoric of the American conversation, especially as it unfolds in documentary film, the news media, and politics. Check out my feeds on Twitter and Instagram. Also be sure to see my work at Carbon Trace Productions, a non-profit documentary film studio in Springfield, Missouri. I am a Professor of Media & Journalism at Missouri State University. I teach classes in mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking.
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