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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11:35am

Fri February 24, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: A leapin' lizards leap year

Commentator Archie McDonald explains leap year: a mathematical and historical lesson in one.

8:34am

Fri February 17, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: Remembering colleague Bill Brophy

Commentator Archie McDonald describes his longtime friend and colleague, Bill Brophy.

10:26am

Fri February 10, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: A new puppy tugs at his heartstrings

Commentator Archie McDonald welcomed "Suzy II," and she's captured his heart.

7:35am

Fri February 3, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: Finding irony in public service announcements

Commentator Archie McDonald ponders the messages of TV public service announcements.

7:35am

Fri January 27, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: Some funerals refuse to die

Commentator Archie McDonald lightheartedly critiques the funerals he has attended recently, and lays out his own wishes.

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