NEW YORK - February 4, 2011- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced today that it will pay tribute to former President Ronald Reagan on February 6-on what would have been his 100th birthday- with a wide range of special programming. The special day of programming includes contributions and perspectives from former Reagan White House insiders; SiriusXM hosts from multiple generations inspired by the nation's 40th president; interviews with sons Michael Reagan and Ron Reagan, Jr., and airings of the classic radio drama Knute Rockne, All-American, featuring Reagan in the classic role of Notre Dame football player George "The Gipper" Gipp.
SiriusXM's programming lineup on February 6 dedicated to Reagan's 100th birthday is below:
SiriusXM Patriot, Sirius 144/XM 166
Bauer and Rose, beginning at 11:00 am ET: SiriusXM Patriot's Bauer and Rose present a special show dedicated to President Reagan, with the unique perspective of host Gary Bauer, who worked in the Reagan White House for eight years; other senior members of the Reagan administration, and family members to discuss the Reagan presidency and legacy. Scheduled guests include: Bill Bennett, Michael Reagan, William Kristol; and Ed Meese, Reagan confidant and Attorney General, who will join Bauer and Rose live from the centenary celebration at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.
A Patriot Salute to Reagan at 1:00 pm ET: SiriusXM Patriot hosts Andrew Wilkow, Mike Church and David Webb host a live call-in special to reflect on what President Reagan meant to them and their growth as conservative thinkers. Listeners will also be encouraged to call in and share their stories of how Ronald Reagan inspired their core conservative principles. In addition, Webb will share a special interview with Michael Reagan.
Mike Slater: Young Conservative, beginning at 9:00 am ET: The national debut of Mike Slater, a 20-something, Yale-graduated conservative who looks to our past to help formulate his hopes for our future. Slater kicks off SiriusXM Patriot's Reagan tribute with the perspective of one too young to remember the Reagan years, but one who studies and longs for them. Mike Slater: Young Conservative will air Sundays from 9:00 - 11:00 am ET.
Patriot's special day of programming will replay continuously through 3:00 am ET.
P.O.T.U.S., Sirius 110/XM 130:
P.O.T.U.S.' Reagan tribute, beginning at 10:00 am ET, replays at 2:00 pm ET: SiriusXM's non-partisan channel dedicated to the "Politics of the United States" brings together the president's son Ron Reagan, Jr.; Ed Rollins, former Reagan White House Staffer and director of Reagan's re-election campaign; and Craig Shirley, Reagan biographer/former Director of Communications for the National Conservative Political Action Committee during the Reagan election campaign to share their firsthand reflections, insights and personal memories.
SiriusXM's RadioClassics, Sirius 118/XM 164:
RadioClassics presents 100 years of "The Gipper," beginning at 12:00 pm ET: SiriusXM's 24/7 channel dedicated to playing classic thrillers, mysteries, comedies, dramas and variety radio programs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s celebrates Ronald Reagan the actor with airings of a 1950 episode of The Cavalcade Of America, the radio drama in which Reagan portrays Ulysses S. Grant; and the hour-long Lux Radio 1940 version of Knute Rockne, All-American, featuring Reagan in the role of Notre Dame football player George "The Gipper" Gipp.
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