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750th Video: Lech Wałęsa and Lech Balcerowicz – 20 years of Polish Freedom


Original YT playout date: 12 March 2009
Duration: 41:59

Warsaw Voice selected these two amazing people as joint winners of the chair of the two decades of Polish freedom, and 20 years also of the Warsaw Voice. This is the premier English language weekly in Poland. Lech Walesa and Leszek Balcerowicz need little if any introduction, and this great video, showing more of the evening and their speeches than was shown on TV, is a fine piece to place at the 3/4 spot in my collection here. We are three quarters of the way to the thousand videos goal I want to achieve before introducing some new ideas and formats. I hope Polish speakers will enjoy the speeches of the two great Polish heroes. I am aware that the sound level is not high enough, but I had to work with what I had. For non-Polish speakers, I hope you get a glimpse of what was a tremendous evening, one of my life’s highlights so far.
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Don’t miss the Grupa Strategia logo on the board at the back! We were sponsors of the event.

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 1,539
Likes at the time added to HTV: 4
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 3
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 57.1%
Comments at time added: 0
Total interactions at time added: 7
Total interactions to views 0.5%
Location: At Europejski hotel
Other people featured: Lech Walesa, Lech Balcerowicz
Genre: Gala
Music used: Background only
Languages used: English, Polish,
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks: You cannot be in Poland for long before seeing important, historical people.

Radio Gold with Tommy Boyd


Original YT playout date: 11 March 2009
Duration: 24:38

A discussion with the talkradio guru about a number of topics: driving in Poland, surfeits of lampreys (it was Henry I by the way – I got the Henry bit right) Henry the Eighth, and about meeting Lech Walesa and Lech Balcerowicz. The video of the evening I’m talking about with Tommy is coming up as the next video and that’s going to be my 750th video, as it is a very special video. It’s rare to see those two giants of Polish politics on the same platform.
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