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A Thanksgiving Feast For The Ears And Eyes

Nov 26, 2009 — While many Americans strive for the usual Thanksgiving fare, some listeners revel in their own, idiosyncratic family traditions this time of year. Gene Koo goes to White Castle with friends every year, and Kim Krzywy serves up a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving feast for her kids for the second meal of the day.
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Nov 26, 2009 — Many listeners enjoy doing their own thing when it comes to the Thanksgiving holiday. That might include a game of gourd baseball after the feast, or a family quiz, or a marginally appetizing post-meal game of pass-the-spoon. Mary Weberg of Denver shares her tradition.
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Nov 25, 2009 — Listeners were asked to share their nontraditional Thanksgiving traditions. A family that watches Star Wars, one that e-mails poetry to each other in the weeks before Thanksgiving, and listener Becca Hutchinson, who makes sure to drop a brussel sprout to the floor before returning it to the serving dish, share their stories.
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Nov 25, 2009 — In 1939, the nation was thrown into confusion when Franklin Roosevelt tried to move Thanksgiving back a week, hoping to boost Christmas shopping sales. The move didn't work and Congress moved the holiday to the fourth Thursday in November permanently in 1941. Melanie Kirkpatrick, author of Happy Franksgiving: How FDR tried, and failed, to change a national holiday, published in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, shares the story.
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Nov 28, 2013 — Thanksgiving before 1863 was something of a moveable feast, with states honoring the holiday at various times. But 150 years ago, with the Civil War raging, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November a national holiday — thanks in part to the persistence of Sarah Josepha Hale.
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Nov 28, 2013 — Of all the things Americans traditionally associate with Thanksgiving — turkey, family, football — politics doesn't rate high on the list. But on occasion the national holiday has intersected with the political world and generated some stories to remember.
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Nov 28, 2013 — Pure gratitude for the love in our lives is part of a joyous Thanksgiving. Alongside this feeling, commentator and cancer patient Barbara J. King experiences a more complicated species of thankfulness as she rejoices in, and battles fears about, her radiation therapy.
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Nov 27, 2013 — With pie-making season in full swing, we share lessons on getting your crust just right from the gurus at the Culinary Institute of America. Really, it comes down to this: Baking requires precision. But don't panic: It's as simple as 3-2-1, as our illustrated guide shows.
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Nov 27, 2013 — In South Korea, Thanksgiving is as much about friendship as food.
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Nov 27, 2013 — The second night of Hanukkah is converging with Turkey Day this year, forming a rare and delicious holiday that's being called "Thanksgivukkah."
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