Melissa Harris-Perry: Obama’s biggest speeches weren’t ‘State of the Union’

On Sunday, Melissa Harris Perry discussed the State of the Union speech, what Obama’s speechcraft means, and why in her words, “from time to time, the president has to give a speech,” even though the nation’s founders regarded the annual address to Congress with far less urgency.

So what changed? Perry said 1965 was the year that changed everything, and it was in large part because of television.