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Historian: Memorable Inauguration Speeches Are Few

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Historian: Memorable Inauguration Speeches Are Few

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Historian: Memorable Inauguration Speeches Are Few

Historian: Memorable Inauguration Speeches Are Few

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NPR's Renee Montagne talks to presidential historian Robert Dallek about memorable inauguration speeches. He says there have been only four standouts — and that inaugural addresses tend to be well written but short on fresh ideas.