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February 16, 1998 In 1959, Carl Sandburg delivered a speech about Abraham Lincoln before a joint session of Congress. Hear an excerpt from the speech by the poet and historian, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography Abraham Lincoln: The War Years.
February 19, 2001 Jason Bezis, a law student at the University of California at Berkeley, has always harbored a special appreciation for our first president. He wants the nation to refer to our annual Februrary federal holiday by its given name: Washington's Birthday.
February 21, 2000 Commentator Michael Hood reflects on the dreariness of winter. Every President's Day, he braves the cold to plant peas -- hoping that spring will soon arrive. The combined birthday celebration is a time, he says, to perform an act of faith.
February 22, 2005 Just how much do Americans really know about the nation's leaders? Which one was a model? J.F.K.? Ford... or Eisenhower? Talk of the Nation hosts a presidential trivia quiz.
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