Archie McDonald, Ph.D.

Commentator

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.

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9:23am

Fri July 27, 2012
Commentary

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.

7:35am

Fri July 20, 2012
Commentary

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.

7:35am

Fri July 13, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: On a campaign for common courtesy

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

9:45am

Fri July 6, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: State of the Union, Archie style

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

9:29am

Fri June 29, 2012
Commentary

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.

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