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The Sweet Saund of YouTube

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
March 2014
The Sweet Saund of YouTube

When I visit YouTube, it’s mostly for music videos, but every now and then, I discover something that makes me realize how lucky we are to have so many videos at our disposal. I grew up enjoying the Sherlock Holmes books and was delighted last year to find a 1930 interview of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the famed detective.

More recently, I discovered another gem: an interview of Congressman Dalip Singh Saund, the first Asian-American and Indian-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Saund, an immigrant from Punjab who served in Congress from 1957 to 1963, was interviewed in 1959 on the show “First Federal Presents.”

“It was simply amazing how scores of American men and women came over to help me by giving of their time and money,” he says in the interview. “I had a very difficult campaign. But with the help of my American friends and with the astonishment of everybody, I was elected to the Congress of America.”

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Video:
The inspiring interview with Congressman Dalip Singh Saund:
interview part 1
First Federal Presents - WCKT Miami - 7/12/59. Judge Saund was the first Indian American in Congress, representing Riverside and Imperial Counties, California.

Congressman Dalip Singh Saund interview part 2



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