Bono keynoted at National Prayer Breakfast

Rudy interrupted me to ask about a video for Bono’s talk at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning. Word is that C-Span aired it live, but I can’t find the archives (yet).  Bono and W One blogger watched it live online, but didn’t type a transcript. AP Wire picked up on the story, and it’s circulating on the MSM circuit. There is a transcript of President Bush’s warm introduction that began at 9:09am ET. [watch video of W’s remarks and intro in RealMedia (9:44)]

I’m going to meetup with a friend at the Washington Hilton tonight, maybe I’ll run into Bono. He’s giving a speech there on Friday night at $95 a seat. I’m prefer to see him sing with the U2 band than to hear a speech, but that’s me.

You can permalink here , and I’ll update this entry with link to audio and/or video if it ever surfaces. [update: CNN.com has full video , “Bono Speaks” (21:41); Yahoo Video via AP has highlight video, “The Lord Will Watch Your Back” (1:23); ABC News has excerpts (4:18); transcript to Bono’s remarks (ht: uconnchurch), original source = DATA; 2/8/06 also, American Rhetoric downloadable RealMedia video and MP3 audio with authentic transcript – ht: Derek]

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  1. ChrisNance says:

    Bono was spledid! He arituclated the true idea of a democratic society. If you did not hear him, then you must.

  2. Aaron Leung says:

    i remember first hearing about u2 and bono way back in 1982 and 1983. the four were just boys, teenagers like me. the band has been on a unique life journey of seeking, searching, and faith. maybe the reason we remember them today is that they chose to invite us along on their journey.

    btw, please, anyone, contact me if you know of any pastoral leadership opportunities. i’m looking!

  3. Derek says:

    I haven’t downloaded it yet, but they say the have the mp3 here: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/bononationalprayerbreakfast.htm

  4. Jay says:

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  5. Ellen says:

    I’m on board — how about sensitivity to gender issues as well!