Happy Presidents / President's Day From On Point

Today is Presidents Day (or President's Day, or Washington's Birthday here in Massachusetts) that mid-winter federal holiday during which we celebrate the birth of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, as well as sometimes Thomas Jefferson and maybe even other Presidents. And also, big mattress sales. Washington's actual birthday is February 22, but the Federal calendar needs consistency, which means that today is that special vague holiday. The Federal government, stock markets, schools and many businesses are closed in recognition of the birth of past American Presidents.

Many of our listeners might be off of work today, enjoying the mid-February sun and stocking up on new cars and matresses and smart phones and the like. As you relish your well-earned holiday, why not listen back to some On Point Radio classics on Presidents new and old?

*arranged in no particular order

George Washington

Ron Chernow On George Washington (Oct. 6, 2011)

Teddy Roosevelt

Doris Kearns Goodwin On Teddy Roosevelt and the Progressive Era (Nov. 27, 2013)

Teddy Roosevelt on the Estate Tax, 100 Years Ago (Dec. 15, 2010)

Teddy Roosevelt and John McCain (March 3, 2008)

Abraham Lincoln

Looking At Lincoln (Oct. 30, 2012)

What Would Lincoln Do? (Feb. 21, 2013)

A Pop Star In the Age of Lincoln (Nov. 21, 2012)

Stephen Carter On Lincoln Impeached (July 27, 2012)

Lessons from Lincoln, FDR and LBJ (Dec. 11, 2008)

Lincoln and Leadership In Crisis (Feb. 12, 2009)

Why Abraham Lincoln Still Matters (July 8, 2004)

Literary Monster Mashup (March 2, 2010)

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson's Radical Mind (July 5, 2004)

Thomas Jefferson: Politics And Power (Nov. 13, 2012)

'Jefferson's Qu'ran' And Islam In America (Dec. 9, 2013)

Andrew Jackson

Judging Andrew Jackson (Nov. 21, 2008)

John F. Kennedy

"Ask Not": JFK's Call, 50 Years Later (Jan. 19, 2011)

Remembering the Kennedy Assassination, Fifty Years On (Nov. 22, 2013)

Lyndon B. Johnson

The War On Poverty, 50 Years On (Jan. 8, 2014)

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Eisenhower's Military-Industrial Prophecy (Jan. 17, 2011)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FDR: Presidential Leadership (June 26, 2006)


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