Reflect on some of the year’s most influential moments & people during SiriusXM’s specials

2020 was jam-packed with influential news across politics, entertainment, and more. Don’t miss out on the chance to rewind through a year like no other with special New Year’s talk programming on SiriusXM!

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December 29, 2020

If this year has taught us anything, it’s that there’s no use trying to predict what 2021 will bring. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t look back at the lessons learned in 2020 (and beyond) before we move forward. Get ready for the new year with a variety of talk and politics programming on CNN Originals (Ch. 121), Business Radio (Ch. 132), SiriusXM Progress (Ch. 127), Radio Andy (Ch. 102), SiriusXM Patriot (Ch. 125), SiriusXM Urban View (Ch. 126), and POTUS Politics (Ch. 124) throughout New Year’s weekend. See the schedules for each channel below (all times in ET).

The Decades Marathon

Jump from decade to decade with CNN Originals’ marathon! This special will take listeners back through decades past to explore politics, culture, and history from each one. Don’t miss out on the highlights of every decade since the 1960s. The Decades Marathon begins December 31 at 7am and runs all the way through January 1 at 7pm.

Wharton Business Daily

Each day of New Year’s week, Business Radio revisit the effects of 2020 on a different industry and ideate on how they might fare in 2021. Tune in all week at 10am (or listen on the SiriusXM app) to check out the specials listed below:

  • Monday: A look back on the economy. Hear a year in review of the economy in 2020. Hosts will cover the pandemic’s impact, record unemployment swings, stimulus and the lack thereof, business restrictions, Main Street vs Wall Street, and more.
  • Tuesday: A year in review for sports. 2020 was a tumultuous year for sports fans, so tune in to hear a year in review for all things sports, including the cancellation of March Madness, the stoppage and restarting of the NBA and NHL seasons, the shortening of baseball’s season from 162 to 60 games, the NFL’s decision to not go into a bubble, college football’s struggles with Covid-related cancelations, and more.
  • Wednesday: A look back on technology. Technology has played a huge role in our day-to-day lives in 2020. Be sure to catch a year in review for all things tech-related, including the explosion of video conferencing, the FANG (Facebook, Apple, Netflix, and Google) stocks dominating the markets, Amazon’s continued takeover of traditional retail, the scrutiny of social media growing on Capitol Hill, and more.
  • Thursday: A year in review for the workplace. Worked in your pajamas once or twice this year? Us too. Hear this year in review covering how work changed during 2020, including working from home, the changing view of a traditional workday, meetings moving from boardrooms to online, how people are handling work-life balance, the potential burnout of extended shutdowns, and more.

Randi Zuckerberg’s Look Back on the Year in Tech

Thanks to working from home, less travel, and mandatory quarantines (to name a few), 2020 ushered in a large reliance on technology to communicate and connect. Tune in on December 30 at 12pm to hear Randi Zuckerberg analyze the tech trends that got us through this year and look back at top technology news, telehealth, and big technology corporations’ response to the pandemic.

The Press Pool Top 10 Stories of the Year

Look back on the most influential headlines of 2020 with Press Pool. Tune in to hear some of your favorite non-partisan hosts introduce each one when the special airs at 3pm on December 31 and January 1.

The Year in Politics

It’s been an eventful year in terms of politics, and POTUS Politics is diving in with a three-hour special. Don’t miss when the channel revisits some of the biggest moments in politics on December 31 at 6am. Can’t tune in at the air time? Listen on the SiriusXM app to hear it again!

2020 with the Stars

Look back at a bonkers year in pop culture thanks to Radio Andy. Tune in on December 31 to hear an all-new Smith Sisters Live year-end wrap, a brand new Jeff Lewis Live, airing some of Sandra Bernhard’s Joe’s Pub shows, a live, two-hour The Feels special with John Hill, and a simulcast of CNN New Year’s Eve! Listen on the app or see times below:

Smith Sisters Live: 11am, 4pm
Jeff Lewis Live: 12pm, 5pm
Sandy Bernhard at Joe’s Pub: 1pm
The Feels Live NYE: 6pm
CNN New Year’s Eve Live: 8pm

Andy’s Top 50 Interviews of 2020

On January 1, don’t miss out on the 50 greatest Radio Andy interviews of 2020. Andy Cohen’s got the 411 on your favorite stars with a marathon lasting all day and featuring Demi Lovato, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell, Lil Nas X, Laura Dern, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, Jane Fonda, Lizzo, Liam Neeson, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, Kylie Minogue, and more.

Progress Avengers

Hear SiriusXM Progress all stars John Fugelsang, Zerlina Maxwell, Jess McIntosh, Michelangelo Signorile, and Dean Obeidallah get together on a Zoom roundtable to discuss 2020 and share predictions for life under a new administration in 2021. Listen on the app, or tune in live at the times below:

December 31 at 7am, 3pm and 10pm
January 1 at 8am and 6pm
January 2 at 3pm and 9pm
January 3 at 2pm

Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang Presents: 2020, The Year That Wasn’t

Join John Fugelsang on December 29 at 9pm as he highlights major events throughout the course of the year of the pandemic and looks at the things we all missed out on — from arts and entertainment to politics.

Trump 45: The Legacy Of President Donald J. Trump

Hear SiriusXM Patriot hosts Alex Marlow, David Webb, Andrew Wilkow ,and Stacy Washington host a three-hour special on Donald Trump’s presidency and its effects – from the economy to deregulation and foreign policy. Hear the special on the SiriusXM app, or tune in on December 31 at 12pm and January 1 at 9pm.

Karen Hunter’s 2020 In Memoriam

Join Karen Hunter in looking back to reflect on the legacies of prominent Black lives lost in 2020, including Rep. John Lewis, Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, and others. The special will air on December 31 at 3pm, and listeners can hear it again on the SiriusXM app.

Joe Madison’s Power Couples

In honor of the new year, Joe Madison is replaying interviews conducted with Washington DC’s most influential couples, including former US Attorney General Eric Holder and Dr. Sharon Malone; former US Defense Secretary William Cohen and journalist and media consultant Janet Langhart Cohen; Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch and Museum Associate Director Maria Marable-Bunch; Former Social Security Commissioner Gwendolyn S. King and Washington Post columnist Colbert I. King; and Howard University President Emeritus H. Patrick Swygert and Dean Emeritus and Professor Leslie T. Fenwick. The specials will air at 6am and 8pm every day from December 28 through January 2.