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Archie McDonald, Ph.D.


Archie P. McDonald (b. Nov. 29, 1935   -   d. Aug. 16, 2012) aught history at Stephen F. Austin State University for 47 years. He served as host and author of a commentary series on Red River Radio for more than a decade and also served on our community advisory board. He served as director of the East Texas Historical Association and editor of the Association’s Journal for 37 years. He was a past president of the Texas State Historical Association, past vice chair of the Texas Historical Commission, and author/editor of more than 20 books on historical topics—and one book of humor titled Helpful Cooking Hints for House Husbands of Uppity Women. Along with teaching, McDonald served as SFA's community liaison. His Red River Radio commentaries aired for many years on Fridays at 7:35 a.m.



Fri July 27, 2012

McDonald: Acknowledging the lows of Rocky Mountain highs

Commentator Archie McDonald would like to escape to a cool mountaintop these days, sans any travel snafus.


Fri July 20, 2012

McDonald: On not being the piano prodigy

Commentator Archie McDonald wishes he would have paid more attention to his piano teacher so he wouldn't be hung up on Chopsticks today.


Fri July 13, 2012

McDonald: On a campaign for common courtesy

Commentator Archie McDonald is amazed that a television public service announcement is focused on politeness.


Fri July 6, 2012

McDonald: State of the Union, Archie style

Commentator Archie McDonald tries his hand at a presidential State of the Union address with much fanfare.


Fri June 29, 2012

McDonald: On Independence Day in a nutshell

Setting aside fireworks and hot dogs, Commentator Archie McDonald provides a history lesson on the Declaration of Independence.