Date Pegs » Presidents' Day

Great choices about presidents past and present compiled by the PRX editorial staff. For even more Obama-specific pieces, see our Obama playlist.
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Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination. Hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil. SUGGES...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KPVL, KNAU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KTXK and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2013
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 80
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The character of a country, and its President, are revealed -- as a traumatic war winds down, and eerie events presage Abraham Lincoln's own end...

Bought by KPVL, WAMC, Prairie Public, KUNM, KWIT and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2008
  • Length: 58:23
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Everybody is watching...and listening!, Credit: C. Warren/Whitehouse.gov
The unique music, comedy, sounds, and voices surrounding each U.S. presidency from FDR to Obama. For Presidents' Day Weekend and Washington's Birt...

Bought by WHRV, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, KHEN-LP, Nevada Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 57:20
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Lincoln Legacy Lectures
A one-hour program drawn from the 2008 Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series, a discussion of the politics during Abraham Lincoln’s Presidency relating to ...

Bought by KMXT, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WRPI, KMUN, WSKG and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer joins host Dick Golden to paint a portrait of America's 16th president through words and the music of Tony Bennett.

Bought by KUCB and KUT


  • Added: Jan 22, 2010
  • Length: 57:28
  • Purchases: 2
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Famed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin explores the political genius of “Honest Abe”.

Bought by KMXT, KMUZ, WRFA-LP, Prairie Public, KMXT and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2005
  • Length: 01:00:13
  • Purchases: 8
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Go back in time to 1865 and re-live the biggest news event of the 19th Century - Abraham Lincoln's assassination. The Newseum's Patty Rhule takes ...

Bought by KGOU and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 53:31
  • Purchases: 2
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An Educational Program following the life of George Washing

Bought by WUIS, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WRFA-LP, KHNS, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2006
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 17
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Barack Obama-The Campaign for President

Bought by KUCB, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WMNF, KRCB-FM, KACU and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2008
  • Length: 54:17
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: Lincoln statue in Vandalia, IL
Looking at Lincoln’s time as a member of the Illinois legislature.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An exploration of just some of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite music and the music of his lifetime.

Bought by WLPR, KMXT, Prairie Public, KISU, KMUN and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 13
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Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman and Joshuah Bearman on Presidents' Day, along with a fifteen-piece marching band and a new song about all forty-three pr...

Bought by KWIT, Nevada Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KXOT Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2006
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Fritz Klein as Lincoln
How Abraham Lincoln discovered humor and how jokes and tall tales helped him to make a point.

Bought by KREV-LP, Yellowstone Public Radio, KVSC, KMXT, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: President Woodrow Wilson and Reporter Wilson Sayre, Credit: Wilson Sayre
Ever wonder what it's like to be related to a president? Reporter Wilson Sayre brings us a personal story about how she grappled with her president...

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 2
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In which the most famous actor in America mounts a comeback after his little brother shoots Abraham Lincoln.

Bought by WFPL News, KISU, KUOW, WFPL News, KCRW and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2009
  • Length: 05:16
  • Purchases: 9
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A look at concerts in the Kennedy White House, narrated by Richard Dreyfuss.

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, WLPR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KUCB and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 08:14
  • Purchases: 11
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A look at changes in art policy during the Kennedy Administration, narrated by Richard Dreyfuss.

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KUCB, WAMC, KUOW and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 8
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For Women's History Month, one of eight short profiles in her own words.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2008
  • Length: 05:31
Caption: Host Martha Burk
In the all the years we've celebrated President's Day, we've never honored a female president, because we've never had one. It's not that women ha...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1