Caption: Everybody is watching...and listening!, Credit: C. Warren/Whitehouse.gov
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Everybody is watching...and listening! 

Presidential Essentials 2014

From: Charlie Warren
Length: 57:20

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The unique music, comedy, sounds, and voices surrounding each U.S. presidency from FDR to Obama. For Presidents' Day Weekend and Washington's Birthday. Read the full description.

Presential_essentials_graphic_small Witness the antics of The Capitol Steps, Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, George Carlin, Chevy Chase, and John Toomey. Hear Stan Freberg lampoon George Washington, James Whitmore play Harry Truman, and Rich Little impersonate Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.  Hear Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the movies, the voices of FDR, Truman, Eisenhhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Obama, plus The Capitol Steps' version of Bush 2.  Music by Dave Brubeck, Fleetwood Mac, Duke Ellington, Kenny G, Burt Bacharach, and more.
                                                

55 MIN. VERSION
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Piece Description

Witness the antics of The Capitol Steps, Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, George Carlin, Chevy Chase, and John Toomey. Hear Stan Freberg lampoon George Washington, James Whitmore play Harry Truman, and Rich Little impersonate Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.  Hear Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the movies, the voices of FDR, Truman, Eisenhhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Obama, plus The Capitol Steps' version of Bush 2.  Music by Dave Brubeck, Fleetwood Mac, Duke Ellington, Kenny G, Burt Bacharach, and more.
                                                

55 MIN. VERSION
- See information under "Timing & Cues" to shorten the program to :55 minutes

Broadcast History

2009-2013 - WHRV, Norfolk, VA; KBPX & KFSC, Spokane Public Radio, WA; KUCB, Unalaska, Alaska; KUFM, Montana Public Radio, Missoula, MT; North Country Public Radio, Canton, NY; KWIT Sioux City, Iowa; KMXT, Kodiak Island, Alaska; WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Albany, NY; KAWC, Yuma, AZ; KNPR, Las Vegas, NV; KHEN, Salida, CO.

Timing and Cues

(OPTIONAL BREAK #1 - OVER BRUBECK'S "TROLLEY SONG")
ANNCR (OUT Q): "This is Presidential Essentials. I'm Charlie Warren. (PAUSE) As we remember.......the Trolley Song" (19:57)
(FADE UP BEFORE 21:47)

(OPTIONAL BREAK #2 - OVER FLEETWOOD MAC'S "EVERYWHERE")
ANNCR (OUT Q): "Presidential Essentials......a lighthearted look at White House history. (PAUSE) Here's Fleetwood Mac for Bill Clinton." (46:00)
(FADE UP BEFORE 46:54)

55 MINUTE VERSION
To shorten the program to approximately 55 minutes, you have the option to cut or fade out after the BREAK (OUT Q's), and fade out the program's final instrumental. You have my permission to edit the announcer BREAK #1 or #2 OUT CUES or INTROS to facilitate the the move.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

As we celebrate (Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day, or similar depending on your state) this weekend you'll hear in the hour ahead, that each U. S. state or commonwealth honors our presidents with a holiday designation of its own choice. Here in (your state) listen now as we take a novel look at our nation's presidential history on (your station).

OUTRO:

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
We Like To Be In Washington, DC Heller-Ferguson Singers & Orchestra single. Heller-Ferguson Inc. 01:45
Obama Mia! The Capitol Steps Obama Mia!. Capitol Steps Productions 2009 :24
Washington Crosses The Delaware Stan Freberg Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America. Capitol 0 04:38
All In The Family (Those Were The Days) Carroll O'Connor & Jean Stapleton TV Toons Presents All-Time Top 100 TV Themes. TVT Records 1971 :44
Caravan Duke Ellington Duke Ellington Greatest Hits - Legends Series. Sony Music 2002 03:00
Give 'em Hell, Harry James Whitmore Scenes from “Give ‘em Hell, Harry!. Avco Embassy Pictures/Theater Television Inc. 1975 03:40
The Trolley Song Dave Brubeck Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits. Sony Music 1997 03:03
The Stars And Stripes Forever John Toomey The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson. NBC-TV - Not Available For Sale 1970 01:56
11 O'Clock News: The News Roundup George Carlin single. Little David Records 1972 01:02
What The World Needs Now Is Love Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach: Reach Out. A&M Records 1967 04:00
Gerald Ford Chevy Chase NBC's Saturday Night Live. Arista Records 1976 01:50
Parade Sequence The United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band Ceremonial Music. US Air Force :26
Hello Ronnie, Goodbye Jimmy Herman Silvers & Cornel Tannassay single. Pulse Records 1980 :34
The Big Game Rich Little The First Family Rides Again. Boardwalk Records 1981 03:17
Continuous Sequence Dennis Miller The Off-White Album. Warner Bros. 1988 02:07
Everywhere Fleetwood Mac Tango In The Night. Warner Bros. 1987 02:00
Loving You Kenny G Kenny G's Greatest Hits. Arista 1997 01:00
Memoirs The Capitol Steps Desperate Housemembers. Capitol Steps Productions 2011 04:15
Obama Mia! The Capitol Steps Obama Mia!. Captol Steps Productions 2009 01:17
Ruffles & Flourishes And Hail To The Chief U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Command Band Ceremonial Music. US Air Force 1990 :36

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