Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review continue their end-of-year awards. This time they give honors for under-reported story, over-reported story and the best story of 2011.
Archives for December 2011
2011 Passings, Part 2
Greg Corombos anchors the second half of our look back at the famous figures who died in 2011. In this section, we examine legends from the worlds of sports, film, television, music and bid a final farewell to three U.S. military heroes.
2011 Passings, Part 1
Greg Corombos reflects on the famous figures who died in 2011. In the first half of this series, he highlights those who passed away – from the evil to the heroic and from politics and international affairs to the media and the business world.
Three Martini Lunch Awards Part 4
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review hand out more of their political awards for 2011. In this installment, they recognize the best political idea, worst political idea and boldest political tactic.
Three Martini Lunch Awards Part 3
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review continue their 2011 awards. In this edition, they give out honors for worst scandal, best political theater and worst political theater.
We Got Him!
Eight Decembers ago, Americans awoke on a Sunday morning to the news that Saddam Hussein was in American custody. Now you’ll hear the story of the hunt by U.S. forces to find the longtime Iraqi dictator. Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steve Russell explains how his unit came into Iraq, how it went about finding this needle in a haystack and how the soldiers finally put the pieces together. He also looks back on what gives him the most pride about the time he and his men spent in Iraq.
Three Martini Lunch Awards Part 2
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review hand out their 2011 awards for rising political star, political figure fading into oblivion and prominent figure we were sad to see pass away this year.
The King James Bible Turns 400
The first edition of the King James Bible was printed in 1611. How did this achievement happen? How faithful is the text to the original manuscripts? What was the impact at that time in the English-speaking world? What has been the larger cultural impact on Western Civilization? How should the King James Bible be viewed as a work of literature? We ask Professor Leland Ryken of Wheaton College in Illinois. And we conclude with a reading of Christ’s nativity from the King James Version. Merry Christmas!
The Gin-grinch and Joe Biden
The Capitol Steps offer a Christmas parody doubleheader. They go deep into the archives to bring back “How the Gin-grinch Stole Congress” and they focus on a high priority of the Obama administration – keeping Vice President Biden on a short leash in “Muzzle Joe”.
Three Martini Lunch Awards Part 1
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review kick off their 2011 political awards with honors for Most Overrated Figure, Most Underrated Figure and Most Honest Figure.