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Live Streaming From South Africa, Part 4

Live streaming has started from the stadium

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The Nelson Mandela Memorial Service has begun

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More live streaming here:

And here:

 White House Live

C-SPAN 2

BBC

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145 Responses to “Live Streaming From South Africa, Part 4”


  1. 1 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Amandla!

  2. 6 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Kirk Franklin!!!!

    • 7 HZ
      December 10, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Dudette, I felt that also. First, I thought Kirk’s selection of the song had a message that had a calmness for the crowd which was a good lead into President’s message. Mrs. Mandela was a little more relax after the song and truly after President’s speech. I could see her disposition change with a joyfulness and appreciation of the song and President Obama.

      Our National Security Advisor is there and speaking with the tall man with the cowboy hat on. Not making fun of him, but I saw him get out of his car on arrival and he had an attitude that was full of himself. HZ

  3. 8 utaustinliberal
    December 10, 2013 at 6:26 am
  4. 10 theo67
    December 10, 2013 at 6:27 am

    He looks so good… Even at this time of the morning…

  5. 11 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:28 am
  6. 16 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Thanks UT for so diligently maintaining the blog posts while Chips gets some rest. :)

  7. December 10, 2013 at 6:29 am
  8. 19 utaustinliberal
    December 10, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Kirk Frnaklin in the hooooooooouse!

  9. December 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

    The place goes wild!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. 22 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

    And the crowd goes WILD!!!!

  11. 23 CEB
    December 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

    The crowd goes wild!!!!

  12. 24 PamfromCalif
    December 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

    The crowd goes wild for our PBO

  13. 27 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:35 am
  14. December 10, 2013 at 6:35 am

    I’m trying to remain respectful for the occasion, but I couldn’t help a tiny smirk at the crowd’s reaction to PBO while Hillary & BIll, Bush, etc all have to sit there and listen to it. OK, I’m better now!

  15. 34 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:35 am
  16. 35 anniebella
    December 10, 2013 at 6:35 am

    POTUS is speaking.

    • 36 anniebella
      December 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

      Of course our POTUS did a wonderful job. So proud I voted for that man three times. I mean twice.

      • 37 Obama Grandmama
        December 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

        You probably did vote for PBO three times. I did. You need to count two general elections and one all important primary in 2008.

  17. December 10, 2013 at 6:36 am
  18. 39 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 6:36 am

    The crowd erupts….US media: Please take note….

  19. 42 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 6:38 am
  20. 43 HZ
    December 10, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Someone send Tweety a telegram . Yes, telegram.HZ

  21. 45 CEB
    December 10, 2013 at 6:41 am

    Look at the expressions on the faces of Dubya and Bubba! What is that about?

  22. December 10, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Just extended my recording to 10:30 am Cspan2. I have to go to work, and need to be able to watch uninterrupted. But thanks to you guys, I’m already getting the joyousness of a funeral for a life well lived.

  23. 52 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Ubuntu! (human kindness)

  24. 53 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Reconcilation is not ignoring a cruel past, but a means of confronting it in truth…

  25. December 10, 2013 at 6:44 am
  26. 55 Claire
    December 10, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Pres. Obama is giving an excellent commemoration. This is truly touching. His words are profound.

    • 56 globalcitizenlinda
      December 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      exceptional!!!! PBO goes to the heart of the matter – beautiful commemoration by PBO of Pres. Mandela!!!!

  27. 57 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 10, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Preach, PBO, Preach!

  28. 58 PamfromCalif
    December 10, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Echos of PBO’s 2004 speech.

  29. 59 CEB
    December 10, 2013 at 6:46 am

    PBO is going there!

  30. 60 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Oh my goodness….

  31. 61 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:46 am

    That’s MY President!!!

  32. 63 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    December 10, 2013 at 6:47 am

    I agree Claire. I’m so enjoying listening to him.

  33. December 10, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Just saw something on Twitter from ABC that, while greeting heads of state, PBO shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro. Interesting.

    • 65 Linda
      December 10, 2013 at 6:50 am

      Castrogate !!!!!

      3…2….1

      Chris Cuomo freaked out. over the handshake

    • 67 Grab a mop grace
      December 10, 2013 at 6:59 am

      Had CNN on at that moment. They mentioned it, but in fairness said that the president was going down the line of people greeting them. It wasn’t the time to be political and skip over Castro. Of course, Dubya would have, and therefore create a stir.
      But PBO would not ever take away from the focus of their purpose for being there. It was not the time.

  34. December 10, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Now he brings the hammer … inequality … lots of words but zip action … and he is building to a crescendo …

  35. 71 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    December 10, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I’m playing hookie from work and happy to be able to see this wonderful ceremony.

  36. 74 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 6:49 am
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  38. 78 vcprezofan2
    December 10, 2013 at 6:50 am

    An odd thought – I wonder if Malia is up watching this moment in history as it unfolds?

  39. 82 CEB
    December 10, 2013 at 6:50 am

    AHH, quoting Invictus.

    Standing O for PBO!!

  40. December 10, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Need to be back at the ‘day job’ in a couple of hours. What a special time to have shared with all of you, dear TOD community.

    • 84 theo67
      December 10, 2013 at 6:52 am

      I’m calling it a night, too (or morning, as is actually the case). Will record the rest on CSPAN and watch tomorrow. Great sharing with everyone. President Obama is remarkable.

      • 85 vcprezofan2
        December 10, 2013 at 7:20 am

        May your day pass quickly, Theo, so that you’ll be able to catch up on your rest later today.

        • 86 theo67
          December 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

          I’m surprising chipper so far, VC – I’m expecting a crash around 3pm… So far, so good! I’m really glad I stayed up to watch the proceedings. I was so wired when I finally went to bed that I couldn’t sleep for an hour!

          • 87 vcprezofan2
            December 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

            I am glad I slept a couple of hours BEFORE because I am hanging in now only because the place is too ‘bright’. And yes, I’m glad I watched it ‘live’.

            After it ended I was thinking they might have had less ‘disruptions’ if they had added more music in between, giving the people a chance to participate more. I imagine I’d have been frustrated too if I had attended physically to pay my respects and celebrate a life well-lived, if I mostly was expected to sit and listen to people saying over and over what I already knew. IMO people needed to EXPRESS themselves, not listen for so long to others who were not as closely involved expressing THEMSELVES. Half and half, you know?

            • 88 theo67
              December 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm

              We were saying the same thing here. If there had been more music, I think a lot of the energy might have been better utilized, and it would have been more interactive. Some of those speeches were a bit dry and relayed a history that I’m sure every South African learns in the crib. Regardless, I’m glad they had the public memorial.

    • December 10, 2013 at 6:56 am

      Yes, my alarm clock just went on at its normal time :-) so I better get up and at it! Thanks for a great gathering, TOD!

    • 90 HZ
      December 10, 2013 at 6:58 am

      Your presence has graced this space for goodness to all of us during this historical moment for such a great human being. Have a wonderful day, Bobfr.HZ

    • 91 vcprezofan2
      December 10, 2013 at 7:18 am

      With PBO’s word resounding in your head, I know you will have a great day, Bfr!

  41. 93 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I see Peter Gabriel sitting among The Elders.
    I also U.S Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard sitting with FLOTUS.

  42. 95 CEB
    December 10, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Well, I catch the rest in a summary; off to take a nap

    Bubba is working the crowd, I see. He needs to sit down; it is not about him.

  43. 96 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Did he just announce that Bibi is there?

  44. 97 dotster3
    December 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

    The audio and visuals were tough and distracting, but PBO soars with the rhetoric. I will need to listen again.

    • 98 hopefruit2
      December 10, 2013 at 7:05 am

      I was not distracted so much by the audio or visuals, which seemed to be in consonant with his words; people listened and were responding to what he was saying – PBO’s speech was THAT riveting.

  45. 99 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:53 am

    PBO giving Graca Michel a kiss on each cheek and warm hug.

  46. December 10, 2013 at 6:54 am

    What an extraordinary Speech….tears was just running down my face….PBO was magnificent in his remarks saying what had to be said

  47. December 10, 2013 at 6:54 am

    I know it’s early here, but did I just hear the announcer say that Bibi Netanyahu is there? Wasn’t he saying it was too expensive to go?

  48. 102 PamfromCalif
    December 10, 2013 at 6:54 am

    It’s been a very long day. Good night every one. Thank you utaustinliberal for the live blogs of this historical event.

  49. 104 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 6:55 am
  50. 105 Ladyhawke
    December 10, 2013 at 6:56 am

    LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP 11m

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    “It took a man like Mandiba to free not just the prisoner, but the jailer as well.”

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  51. 106 Ladyhawke
    December 10, 2013 at 6:57 am

    LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP 16m

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    Mandela was a man who could be aptly compared to the American Founders, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Obama notes.

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  52. December 10, 2013 at 6:57 am

    A beautiful speech capturing the best of both men.

  53. 109 sherijr
    December 10, 2013 at 6:59 am

    He is so inspiring, so perfectly on key.. and always always unafraid to challenge we the people- around the globe- to be better, to step up. This is what makes him a leader among leaders, a man of the people always- he does not fear us- he respects and nurtures and trusts us to be better.. never sees us as the enemy but as his partners. A great man, speaking eloquently and lovingly of another great man’s life- a life he challenges all of us to aspire to. I love this man, this President.

    • December 10, 2013 at 7:08 am

      “There are too many of us who happily embrace Madiba’s legacy of racial reconciliation, but passionately resist even modest reforms”

      In the spirit of Nelson Mandela who was not afraid to call out hypocrisy, our President did the same in those words. (I for one am glad he went there.)

      The President can speak so eloquently about Nelson Mandela and the lessons from his life because he is actively applying those lessons to his life.

    • 112 globalcitizenlinda
      December 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      very nicely put – thanks!!!!!

  54. December 10, 2013 at 7:00 am

    OMG, that was a magnificent speech, one for the ages!! PBO opened his soul to share his ideas and thoughts and feelings about this great man. WOW WOW WOW. One of this best!!

  55. 123 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 7:00 am
  56. 124 vcprezofan2
    December 10, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Who is bringing me the chicken soup? Oh, did I tell you all I wasn’t feeling on top form? The phone just rang – for work! I really don’t think, feeling the way I do, that it would be wise to go in today. I wouldn’t be able to perform at my best. Most of you here who understand what it’s like to want to give your best to your job will understand, I’m sure.

  57. 127 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 7:01 am

    DAMN….PBO’s speech seemed to have worked that crowed up and simultaneously calmed that crowd right on down…they got all fired up, and are now filled with inspiration, peace, etc….

  58. 130 vcprezofan2
    December 10, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Wouldn’t surprise me if whoever put Dilma after PBO is having major second thoughts.

    • 131 cos
      December 10, 2013 at 7:04 am

      I was thinking the same VC.

    • 132 Dudette
      December 10, 2013 at 7:09 am

      Yeh, when that program came out. I thought they should have put PBO right before President Zuma. The people after him are falling flat. The fact that audience has to wait for translation makes it hard a bit too.

  59. 133 HZ
    December 10, 2013 at 7:04 am

    “A great man, speaking eloquently and lovingly of another great man’s life-a life he challenges all of us to aspire to. I love this man, this President.”

    (((((((((((((((( So beautifully stated, sherijr))))))))))))))))HZ

  60. 135 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 10, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Yeah! School District closed today due to weather — means I get an extra day to crunch numbers!!!!

  61. 138 Lovepolitics2008
    December 10, 2013 at 7:05 am

    No offense to other world leaders… but is President Obama the only one who can DELIVER a speech ??

    Maybe it’s because he’s the only one who has WRITTEN his ! (I’m SURE of it; he writes the most important ones, when he wants to express his heart and his soul )

    President Obama, as usual, was able to go beyond the usual platitudes.

    I’m still speechless by what he delivered today. I will watch this again today, for sure.

  62. 139 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 7:07 am
    • 140 jackiegrumbacher
      December 10, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Oh, dudette, thank you for the reference to the text. I fell asleep and missed everything, but even reading the text, I was moved to tears. I hope there’s a clip later today of the whole speech, so I can see and hear it in context. Everyone in the stadium and everyone watching was privileged to hear this great man eulogize another great man. What a time we live in!!!

  63. 141 99ts
    December 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Such a different environment and lifestyle – little sight of security – although no doubt it was there – the people dancing and singing – quite disrupting the formal proceedings – despite all attempts to stop them – and an amazing collection of people and speakers.

    The loudest applause – prior to President Obama’s appearance was for Robert Mugabe!! – a man with such different ideals and ways of achieving same to Nelson Mandela that one could ever meet – yet despite what has and is happening to his people – he received a loud and supportive welcome. We sometimes see things very differently to those who are in the midst of it all – this is an intriguing reminder as to our world full of very diverse groups of people.

  64. 142 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Chinese VP speaking a little English. Good for him!

  65. 143 LDS
    December 10, 2013 at 7:12 am

    WOW! What a speech! I am in tears…..I was jumping and clapping so loud I could not sit still. President Barack Obama touched and included everybody and every country. He did not hold back. Damn, did he not take it there! I know President Nelson Mandela is smiling and very pleased of his native son. This is the best speech, ever. I. Know we keep saying this every time our President speaks, but my, my, my……..
    He took it there. FLOTUS looked so relaxed and gorgeous. How is it they can look beautiful in the rain?

  66. 145 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 7:14 am

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