Hear interviews with Barack Obama, learn weird White House facts & more on SiriusXM

Explore the history of presidential legacies, strange-but-true facts, and much more as SiriusXM honors Presidents’ Day.

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February 12, 2021

This year, the day after Valentine’s Day doesn’t just mean getting discount candy — recognize Presidents’ Day on February 15 with special spanning the history of the high office, exploring former presidencies, and much more across multiple SiriusXM channels.

Lincoln: Divided We Stand

This six-part CNN Original Series takes a holistic approach to the remarkable and unexpected story of Abraham Lincoln by delving into his complicated inner world, seamlessly interweaving his tragic personal life with his history making political career. Through a mix of expert interviews, cinematic recreations, rare artifacts, and never-before-broadcast photos and letters, Lincoln: Divided We Stand will take you on a transcendent journey into the life and times of this iconic US president. Hear the first episode on SiriusXM’s CNN Originals (Ch. 121) on February 15 at 6pm ET, or watch the premiere live on CNN on February 14 at 10pm ET.

Tracing the History of Presidential Legacies

In honor of the day, CNN Originals (Ch. 121) will air a marathon of American Dynasties: The KennedysTricky Dick, and The Bush Years from 3am until 7pm ET. Hear a deep dive into the Kennedy family’s public image, the rise and fall of Richard Nixon, and the Bush family’s lasting political impact.

Weirdest Presidential Facts

Plenty of presidential urban legends have been passed around the playground for ages, but Kids Place Live (Ch. 78) is dedicating this episode of the Weird But True Show to the ones that are real. At 2pm ET, tune in to hear some of the strangest facts about American presidents, including how many toilets are in the White House, what ghost allegedly haunts its halls, which president owned the most pets, and more presented by Kate and Becky from Nat Geo.

Presidents Past and Present

Joe Madison — leader in the cause for social justice, human and civil rights activist, and member of the NAACP’s national board of directors — is a prominent SiriusXM voice in politics, racial justice, and beyond. This Presidents’ Day, Madison will air his interviews with President Obama, Joe Biden, and author David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote The Making of Donald Trump and It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America based on his nearly 30 years of reporting on Trump, during The Black Eagle at 6am ET and 8pm ET on SiriusXM Urban View (Ch. 126).

A White House History

To coincide with George Washington’s birthday on February 22, Radio Classics (Ch. 148) will air CBS Radio Workshop’s “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” special outlining the history of the White House, followed by Ronald Reagan voicing 18th president Ulysses S. Grant in Cavalcade of America’s 1950 broadcast “Ulysses in Love,” followed by Fibber McGee and Molly‘s “Telling the Truth on Washington’s Birthday” episode from 1949.