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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 Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KISU, WLPR, WYAP, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and more

  • Added: Sep 25, 2013
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 93
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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: 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 WRGY, Talking Information Center, KCMJ Community Radio, WRFA-LP, KMXT and more

  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
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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 KUAF Public Radio, KGOU, and KMXT

  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 53:31
  • Purchases: 3
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Barack Obama-The Campaign for President

Bought by KUER, KUCB, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WMNF, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more

  • Added: Dec 02, 2008
  • Length: 54:17
  • Purchases: 24
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 KREV-LP, WNMU-FM, WLPR, KMXT, Prairie Public and more

  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 15
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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 KRZA, Talking Information Center, KREV-LP, WRIR, Marfa Public Radio and more

  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 15
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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 KUER, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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A look at concerts in the Kennedy White House, narrated by Richard Dreyfuss.

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

  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 08:14
  • Purchases: 12
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A look at changes in art policy during the Kennedy Administration, narrated by Richard Dreyfuss.

Bought by Prairie Public, WABE, Delmarva Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KUCB and more

  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 10
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