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Freedom’s Foundations and Freedom’s Future: A Fourth of July Special


Townhall Review – June 30, 2018

In this special Fourth of July edition, Dennis Prager and British writer Paul Johnson examine George Washington’s role in the founding of our nation. Michael Medved looks at how the Boston Tea Party came about. Hugh Hewitt and Dr. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, talk about the Declaration of Independence. Dennis Prager looks at the Declaration of Independence if it were written today. Michael Medved sent his son, Danny, out on the streets to see what people know, or don’t know, about the 4th of July.

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A Christmas Story Special

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Townhall Review — December 23, 2017
In this special edition of the Townhall Review, Michael Medved tells the story of Christmas, from the humble beginnings of Jesus Christ’s birth to Saint Nicholas to Santa Clause. Medved shares how Christmas was both frowned upon and celebrated in colonial America and how General George Washington used the holiday to his advantage in the Revolutionary War. Dennis Prager rounds out the show by expressing his gratitude for religion and particularly Christianity in America, even though he is a Jew.

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Albert Mohler: The True History Of The Holiday

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As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, it’s a good time to be reminded about the true history of the holiday.

Perhaps we should not be surprised that in an increasingly secular America, there’s confusion about the origins of Thanksgiving. Some kids are now taught that the Pilgrims held a feast to thank the Indians. Afraid of appearing too religious, some are now calling it “Turkey Day,” as if it all comes down to poultry.

The facts speak for themselves: In 1621, the Pilgrims celebrated “the goodness of God” as they feasted with local Indians. In 1789 President Washington declared the first national day of Thanksgiving—asking Americans to “unite in most humbly offering our prayer and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations.”

So much for a secular holiday. These Americans knew to whom they were praying.

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