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Great choices about presidents past and present compiled by the PRX editorial staff.
Caption: Everybody is watching...and listening!, Credit: C. Warren/Whitehouse.gov
The highs and lows of presidential history told through a variety of music, comedy, sounds, and voices from FDR to Obama and Trump, plus eventful r...

Bought by WRFA-LP, WHRV, KMUN, RadioFreePalmer, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:27
  • Purchases: 27
Caption: Abraham Lincoln
Take an hour-long, song-filled journey on Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train with Lincoln in Music and Letters. Never before had a president’s death ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, WJFF, KHNS, WRFA-LP, WXXI and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 13
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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 KMUD, WNMU-FM, KSFR, WRGY, Talking Information Center and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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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 MPR News Stations, KMXT, KMUZ, WRFA-LP, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Nov 22, 2005
  • Length: 01:00:13
  • Purchases: 9
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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 KTSW 89.9, WXAV 88.3FM, KUAF Public Radio, KGOU, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2011
  • Length: 53:31
  • Purchases: 5
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A conversation with James Douglass, author of "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters". Douglass makes the case for his theory th...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KMXT, WCPN, KUOW, KUOW and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2008
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 17
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On this edition of Peace Talks Radio, what you might call an independent spin-off from Ken Burns 2014 documentary on The Roosevelts. We consider Te...

Bought by WAMC, WXAV 88.3FM, KUOW, KUOW, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:49
  • Purchases: 5
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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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
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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 KMXT, KRZA, Talking Information Center, KREV-LP, WRIR and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 16
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On this edition of Peace Talks Radio, what you might call an independent spin-off from Ken Burns 2014 documentary on The Roosevelts. We consider Te...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, Aspen Public Radio, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KGNU and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with James Douglass, author of "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters". Douglass makes the case for his theory tha...

Bought by KMXT and KVSC


  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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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 KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KUER, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 4
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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 New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, Delmarva Public Radio, WLPR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 08:14
  • Purchases: 13
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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 WRST-FM Oshkosh and WLPR


  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2