#TFH on #VLR 11/28: It’s “Greatest Hits” Night!

Tonight Their Finest Hour hits Vigilant Liberty Radio with a pre-recorded show for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend! The show will post at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific on VLR’s Spreaker page, and you can enjoy at your leisure!

The “greatest hits” I’ll be playing are:

I also want to draw everyone’s attention to a charity fundraiser VLR’s Amanda McCallister (@RightInPlanning) is conducting this holiday season. Amanda would like to host an orphan from overseas during Christmas. During the visit, they’ll have the chance to meet potential adoptive families here, and it could change a very young life for the unquestioning better. Please donate if you can!!

Here’s the show!

I’ll be back with a brand new show next Saturday (12/5) – thanks everyone for your listenership and continued support, I hope everyone had a great holiday, and safe travels if you’re on the road!

 

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#TFH on #VLR 11/21 – @AHMalcolm on Politics, Colonel Tony Nadal on #IaDrang

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayTheir Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! Please come join the program in VLR’s chatroom, or listen using the other show players you’ll find on the site, or direct over on Spreaker (or on their mobile device apps)! You can also use the #TFH hashtag on Twitter to interact with the program while I’m live!

Andrew Malcolm (Photo: Twitter)

First up this evening, I have a great conversation I recorded on Friday, November 20 with Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) of Investor’s Business Daily. Andrew, a.k.a “The Prince of Twitter” (per Ed Morrissey!), has decades of political reporting experience and is always entertaining and knowledgeable. I’m sure you’ll find our conversation interesting. Andrew’s writing at IBD is also a can’t miss, and he’s a great supporter of “new media” with his own experience that bridges genres and media delivery since the 1960s.

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Colonel Tony Nadal (Allan Bourdius)

Then, to follow up on last week’s show and my conversation with Medal of Honor recipient Joe Marm, on Monday, November 16 I attended a lecture given at Washington and Jefferson College by Marm’s company commander, Colonel Ramon “Tony” Nadal. I’ll be playing content that I recorded during that lecture to expand on the story of the Battle of Ia Drang from last week.

I’ll probably fill in some of the gaps with some open phones, so tune in!

10E/9C/8M/7P – talk to you then!

Replay:

#TFH on #VLR 11/14 – #IaDrang50, #ParisAttacks, Open Phones

TFHRsquareVLR-SaturdayTheir Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio TONIGHT at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific in its new Saturday night time slot! Please come join the program in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player! You can also listen using the other show players here on the site, or direct over on Spreaker (or one of their mobile apps). You can also interact with the program using the #TFH hashtag on Twitter.

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Colonel Joe Marm (Wikimedia Commons)

The Saturday “relaunch” of TFH will get the program “back to basics” as it were. I will be recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang, November 14-18, 1965, which was the first time American forces faced off against the People’s Army of Vietnam in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. The highlight of tonight’s show will be my interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Colonel Joe Marm, who graciously gave me some of his time on Friday, November 13, 2015. We’ll also hear the stories of the two other Ia Drang Medal of Honor recipients, Bruce Crandall and Ed Freeman, other high valour award recipients, and other historical aspects to the battle, including the fight at Landing Zone (LZ) “Albany” – which many don’t know about as it didn’t make it into the movie We Were Soldiers. There’s even a connection between the Ia Drang and September 11, 2001 that everyone should know.

Then, I’ll be discussing the latest on Friday, November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, reportedly at the hands of the Islamic State. We’ll recap the latest news, probably get a little bit Churchillian, and talk about the possibility of parallels between our current situation in the Middle East and Vietnam of fifty years ago.

IMG_6696I’ll also open up the phones at some point, so listen for call in instructions! I’ve even got some new show music from Breakaway Patriot and Gareth Emery!

It all starts at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific TONIGHT. Please tune in!

And here’s the replay! The interview with Colonel Marm was fantastic, as well as the rest of the show!

Second Lieutenant Walter J. “Joe” Marm, USA (November 14, 1965)

Today – November 14, 2015 – marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang, November 14-18, 1965. This was the first major action of the Vietnam War which saw American forces fighting the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN), also known as the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) rather than the Viet Cong guerillas.

1st Cavalry Division patch

Ia Drang was the first time the United States Army‘s new air assault tactics as implemented in the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) were really put to the test, and tested they were. The fighting during the first three days of the battle ultimately produced three Medal of Honor recipients and three recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross. At a critical juncture of the first day of fighting at landing zone (LZ) “X-Ray” in the Ia Drang Valley on November 14, 1965, a platoon leader in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry rose up and attacked alone in front of his pinned-down troopers.

Continue reading Second Lieutenant Walter J. “Joe” Marm, USA (November 14, 1965)

Major Bruce P. Crandall & Captain Ed W. Freeman, USA (November 14, 1965)

Today – November 14, 2015 – marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang, November 14-18, 1965. This was the first major action of the Vietnam War which saw American forces fighting the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN), also known as the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) rather than the Viet Cong guerillas.

1st Cavalry Division patch

Ia Drang was the first time the United States Army‘s new air assault tactics as implemented in the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) were really put to the test, and tested they were. The fighting during the first three days of the battle ultimately produced three Medal of Honor recipients and three recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross. Two of the Medal of Honor recipients were helicopter pilots who maintained the critical airborne lifeline between the soldiers fighting on the ground and their bases to the rear. Their names were Major Bruce P. Crandall and Captain Ed W. Freeman.

Continue reading Major Bruce P. Crandall & Captain Ed W. Freeman, USA (November 14, 1965)

#TFH on #VLR 11/2: #OddsAndEnds-style with @hboulware & @JustEric

TFHRsquareVLR2Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific tonight! Hopefully, you’ll all come join in the VLR chatroom with embedded show player and interact with the program! If you don’t want to chat, you can listen using the other show players you’ll find around, direct over on Spreaker, or using one of Spreaker’s mobile device apps. You can also interact with the program using the #TFH hashtag on Twitter or by tweeting me or any of the guests!

Tonight, I’m welcoming the hosts of VLR’s Odds and Ends, Heather Boulware (@hboulware) and Eric Spencer (@JustEric), to Their Finest Hour! Heather and Eric were kind enough to ask me on their program last night, and we had some technical issues, so it’s only fair I give them a little more time, plus they’re all-around great folks. Continue reading #TFH on #VLR 11/2: #OddsAndEnds-style with @hboulware & @JustEric

#TFH on #VLR 10/26: Changing narratives, @CrankyTRex, and open phones!

TFHRsquareVLR2Their Finest Hour returns LIVE to Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific tonight! Please join me for the program in VLR’s chatroom with embedded show player. If for some strange reason you don’t want to join in chat, you can listen to the program using the other embedded players you’ll find around or direct over on VLR’s Spreaker page. Spreaker has mobile apps for iOS and Android too!

IMG_6696On tonight’s program, I’ll be welcoming my good friend Chris T. Rex (@CrankyTRex) back to the show! We’re going to talk about altering the narratives we use to discuss politics, which probably means there’s going to be a healthy dose of pop-culture thrown in. Expect a lot of premise challenging, plus we’ll throw open the phones so everyone can chime in!

10E/9C/8M/7P – talk to everyone then!

#TFH on #VLR 10/12 – @EdMorrissey in Hour 1; @moderncomments on #LFNYC!

TFHRsquareVLR2Their Finest Hour returns LIVE to Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! Please come listen to the program in our chatroom and interact with me and my guests! However, if you don’t want to chat, you can listen using the other available players here or direct over on Spreaker.

First up tonight will be HotAir editor Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) with talk on current political happenings such as the GOP leadership crisis in the House of Representatives, the ongoing “drip, drip” of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, the Benghazi investigation backlash allegations of being partisan driven, we’re on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, and the GOP candidates still can’t seem to get out of Trump’s shadow.IMG_6696

In hour two, I’ll be welcoming VLR’s own Amy Curtis (@moderncomments) of Modern Comments Radio (Wednesday Nights, 10E/7P). Amy and I attended Liberty Fest NYC this past weekend. We saw some very good speakers and some…well…let’s just say eclectic ones.

During hour two, I’ll definitely open up the phones, so if you have your own point you’d like to sound off on, that’ll be your chance! Be sure to be listening for the call in instructions!

10E/9C/8M/7P!

#TFH on #VLR 10/5 – Finger on the #TriggerWarning; @rodentpolitics joins

TFHRsquareVLR2I’m back LIVE on Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific with another edition of Their Finest Hour! Please come join the program in VLR’s chat room and interact with myself and guest George Templeton (@rodentpolitics)! If you don’t want to chat (why not?!), you can listen using the other embedded show players you’ll find around, or direct over on Spreaker. They’ve got mobile apps for iOS and Android too.

Tonight, we’ll go through a potpourri of current events: mass shootings and gun-grabbers, the GOP leadership drama in the House of Representatives, the accidental (?) bombing of a Doctors Without Borders’ hospital in Afghanistan, plus whatever else comes to mind. Winging the agenda is sometimes for the best!

IMG_6696We’ll also open up the phones at some point too, so be sure to listen or watch Twitter for call-in instructions.

10E/9C/8M/7P! Don’t miss!

Here’s tonight’s replay! Was a great show!

#TFH on #VLR 9/28: Trump v. Putin, UN, Open Phones, & @crousselle!

TFHRsquareVLR2Their Finest Hour returns to Vigilant Liberty Radio tonight at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific — LIVE and unafraid! I hope you’ll choose to join the program in VLR’s chatroom and interact as the show progresses! If not, there’s always the other show players you’ll find here on the site or you can listen direct on Spreaker or using one of their mobile device apps.

In hour 1 of the program, I’ll be talking about today’s opening of the UN General Assembly and the speechifying by President Obama and others. I’m also going to be discussing my breaking of my own moratorium on watching mainstream “news magazine” shows — both Russian President Vladimir Putin and GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump appeared on 60 Minutes last night.

IMG_6696Also, I had a little post at Hot Air over the weekend talking about defense spending, so perhaps we’ll get a caller or two on that! Phones will be open in the first hour, so be sure to be listening for the call in instructions!

In hour 2, I’ll be welcoming Christine Rousselle (@crousselle), Managing Web Editor for Townhall.com, back to the show. Christine covered Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, plus we’ll get her takes on other issues of the day, like John Boehner’s resignation. Perhaps we’ll take more calls too!

The fun all starts at 10E/9C/8M/7P – don’t miss the show!

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