Franklin D. Roosevelt: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - March 4, 1944

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.2
  • Gunning Fog
    7.9
  • Coleman Liau
    9.0
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    5.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    2,692
  • Sentences
    46
  • Words
    639
  • Syllables
    901
  • Words Per Sentence
    639
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    314.44
  • Words Per Minute
    121.93
Note
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00:00:03
  [The following is a FirstDraft -- a machine-generated transcript by our AI, Margaret. She's good, but neither perfect nor human. There will likely be a handful of errors. Please check any quotes against the primary video source. Thank you.]
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00:00:11
  Gentlemen, please remain in your seat until the president has left the hall and before he leaves. You've got a good night. Word for it. Gentlemen, this is off the record. The President of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    2.9
  • Gunning Fog
    4.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    7.7
  • ARI
    2.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.1
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.1
  • Sprache
    2.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    162
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    37
  • Syllables
    54
  • Words Per Sentence
    37
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.32
  • Seconds
    8.79
  • Words Per Minute
    252.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • night
    [Time]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:00:32
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00:01:17
  [Inaudible] and my colleagues of many conferences. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me a very wonderful evening of relaxation and a pleasure. A wonderful show that we've had left me with only one thought. We have the White House Correspondents Association. They still have something to do to entertain our fellow citizens. I think that if Dave Sarnoff were to come and teach us how to do it, we can have one of our conferences on the air.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.3
  • Gunning Fog
    10.4
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    11.7
  • ARI
    5.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.7
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.7
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    369
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    131
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    45.45
  • Words Per Minute
    113.53

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the White House Correspondents Association
    [Organization]
  • Dave Sarnoff
    [Person]
  • we've
    [Person]
  • evening
    [Time]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:01:18
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00:02:08
  In order, the public might enjoy our conferences as much as I do. I've got these parties. Take me back many, many years. When George O'Connor let us tonight, it took me back to the days when he and I, after a late unpleasantness between the North and the South, were first elected to the House of Representatives. George and I became old, old friends as we remained ever since, and a certain excellent place on Pennsylvania Avenue near the foot of Capitol Hill and far removed from the other end of Capitol Hill.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.2
  • Gunning Fog
    9.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    405
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    94
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    94
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    49.87
  • Words Per Minute
    113.09

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • many years
    [Date]
  • the days
    [Date]
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
    [Infrastructure]
  • Capitol Hill
    [Location]
  • North
    [Location]
  • South
    [Location]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Capitol Hill
    [Organization]
  • the House of Representatives
    [Organization]
  • George
    [Person]
  • George O'Connor
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:02:11
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00:02:51
  When he taught me how to sing long, I never looked back. That was the beginning. I had to be in Washington. And that's when. That's why I've come back so often since. Carried me back to the days of Uncle Ted when there was no White House Correspondents Association, when there were a few people who drifted in occasionally. And Uncle Ted had his favorites. You don't know about it too young.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.6
  • Gunning Fog
    5.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.8
  • SMOG
    8.2
  • ARI
    2.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.6
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.6
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    305
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    40.73
  • Words Per Minute
    107.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Music & Audio

    Entities

  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • no White House Correspondents Association
    [Organization]
  • Uncle Ted
    [Person]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:02:52
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00:03:35
  But he did. And he carried me back these many, many years when there were so many of you that I had to build a new West Wing to the White House. And so the years have gone by. I am very happy to have been with you tonight. I wish that everybody could come to these parties and that also we could translate some of our parties or not the kind with white ties and white west caps and the stuff that, you know, I mean, scripture.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.2
  • Gunning Fog
    7.5
  • Coleman Liau
    6.3
  • SMOG
    5.8
  • ARI
    5.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    1.6
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    1.6
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    330
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    115
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.18
  • Seconds
    42.37
  • Words Per Minute
    124.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • many years
    [Date]
  • the years
    [Date]
  • the White House
    [Infrastructure]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:03:40
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00:04:17
  If we could translate our parties, because these are peculiarly our parties to some of the front way down to the Southwestern Pacific and up in the Aleutians and across the ocean on the other side to Italy and Sicily and England, we've had some wonderful examples of great service out of uniform in this war. Bob Hope, the most popular American with the armed forces overseas today.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    309
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    36.48
  • Words Per Minute
    111.84

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • England
    [Country, City, State]
  • Italy
    [Country, City, State]
  • Sicily
    [Country, City, State]
  • today
    [Date]
  • the Southwestern Pacific
    [Location]
  • Aleutians
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Bob Hope
    [Person]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:04:25
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00:05:04
  And the good people who every day are going to the camp and the hospitals in this land. And on the fighting front, we are grateful to them and we are grateful to the other hero, Ray Mack. We are not with us this year and many others who come back and tell us about things and who, when they're on the other side, write the kind of stories that make people more than any other thing.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    11.3
  • Coleman Liau
    7.0
  • SMOG
    7.9
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.1
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.1
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    298
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.23
  • Seconds
    39.42
  • Words Per Minute
    117.2

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Entities

  • every day
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Ray Mack
    [Person]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:05:04
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00:05:48
  I think realize what a warrior. And so I am going to ask your permission, your president and your ex-president, to let me ask you to drink a little toast. A toast to the armed forces of the United States Army, Navy and Marine, and especially to those men who are serving at all the fighting fronts today. Gentlemen of the armed forces. The armed forces.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.0
  • Gunning Fog
    8.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    9.5
  • ARI
    4.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    278
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    43.23
  • Words Per Minute
    92.99

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]
  • Marine
    [Organization]
  • Navy
    [Organization]
  • the United States Army
    [Organization]
Franklin D. Roosevelt
00:05:56
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00:06:01
  [Inaudible] Good night, gentlemen. Thanks for being with us.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.8
  • Gunning Fog
    6.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    5.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    1.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    1.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    47
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    9
  • Syllables
    14
  • Words Per Sentence
    9
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67
  • Seconds
    5.1
  • Words Per Minute
    105.88

    Entities

  • night
    [Time]