The Commentaries of Dr. Archie McDonald

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For many years Dr. Archie McDonald delivered us poignant and insightful commentaries on subjects ranging from politics, to pop culture, and everything in between. Archie passed in 2012 and we miss his warmth and charm immensely. We retain an archive of his material on our website to remember him by. We hope you will listen and enjoy as much as we did his delightful way of looking at life.

  

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9:20am

Fri November 30, 2012
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McDonald: On the life of books

The late commentator Archie McDonald often referenced his wife, Judy, in his commentaries. Through the years, we gleaned insights into their deep and abiding love for each other. This week, the city of Nacogdoches named its public library in honor of Judy B. McDonald. The recognition highlighted her 18 years of service on the Nacogdoches City Commission and as mayor. At the ceremony, Judy said Archie knew of the city's plan to rename the library. She said with a glint in her eye that Archie's response was, Great! Now I'm married to a building.

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7:35am

Fri November 23, 2012
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McDonald: On birthday blessings

The late commentator Archie McDonald would have turned 77 on Nov. 29. In this retrospective of commentaries, now is the time to listen to Dr. McDonald count his blessings, as he gently urges listeners to do the same. Dr Archie McDonald passed away on Aug. 16. Over the past quarter, Red River Radio has aired a sampling of some of his most memorable commentaries. He contributed to Red River Radio's Friday morning lineup for more than a decade.

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9:42am

Fri November 9, 2012
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McDonald: Recounting chance encounters with POTUSes

The late commentator Archie McDonald rubbed shoulders with a president or two. In light of this week's presidential election, we thought it would be entirely appropriate to revisit Dr. McDonald's chance encounters with POTUSes.

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12:30pm

Fri November 2, 2012
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McDonald: On toe-tapping political rallies of yesteryear

The late commentator Archie McDonald attended some political rallies over his lifetime. As the candidates hold rallies at a feverish pitch heading into Election Day 2012, we thought it would be appropriate to listen to a remembrance of political rallies from a bygone era.

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10:26am

Fri October 5, 2012
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McDonald: On taking stock of one's life

The late commentator Archie McDonald often exposed himself and invited us into his life. There were times when we learned of his shortcomings. Maybe he revealed them to help encourage us to slow down and think about our impact on others. He wrote this commentary on the verge of a big birthday. It was a time when he took stock of his life. This reveal may make a difference in someone else's journey today.

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