SiriusXM Offers Centenary Tributes To Ronald Reagan
February 4, 2011 at 5:46 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM RADIO is celebrating what would have been RONALD REAGAN's 100th birthday on FEBRUARY 6th with a day of special programming.
On SIRIUSXM PATRIOT, the debut of "MIKE SLATER: YOUNG CONSERVATIVE" at 9a (ET) will be followed by BAUER AND ROSE hosting with a special show live from the centenary celebration at the REAGAN LIBRARY in SIMI VALLEY, CA featuring several guests with ties to REAGAN, including SALEM host BILL BENNETT, MICHAEL REAGAN, BILL KRISTOL and ED MEESE. The channel will then air "A PATRIOT Salute to Reagan" at 1p (ET) hosted by PATRIOT personalities ANDREW WILKOW, MIKE CHURCH, and DAVID WEBB.
On P.O.T.U.S., a tribute to REAGAN will air at 10a (ET) with a replay at 2p. RON REAGAN, ED ROLLINS, and REAGAN biographer CRAIG SHIRLEY will be on hand to share their thoughts.
And on RADIOCLASSICS, two radio dramas starring REAGAN will air at noon (ET), including a 1950 episode of "The Cavalcade of AMERICA" with REAGAN as ULYSSES S. GRANT, followed by the 1940 radio version of "KNUTE ROCKNE, All-American," with REAGAN in his movie role of GEORGE "THE GIPPER" GIPP.
Salem's Bennett Pens Tribute To Reagan At CNN.com
Meanwhile, BILL BENNETT, who served as Secretary of Education under REAGAN, has a column on CNN.COM today about his former boss, focusing on REAGAN's "farewell letter" after his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. BENNETT writes, "'When the Lord calls me home,' he wrote, 'I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future.' Whatever else is said about RONALD REAGAN, and there is so much, this was his essence, his core: love of country and eternal optimism ... I never knew a happier, or better, warrior than RONALD WILSON REAGAN."
Read the article by SALRM RADIO NETWORK's morning host by clicking here.