Gratitude

Airs Thursday, November 24, at 7 p.m. Two words: Thank you. They sound simple enough. But there is always more to a topic, phrase, or ritual than one might think. Margaret Visser, the author of Much Depends on Dinner, is best known for her books about the history, anthropology, and mythology of everyday life. Now she has turned her scholarly eye towards gratitude. The result is a book called The Gift of Thanks: The Roots, Persistence and Paradoxical Meanings of a Social Ritual. It's published by Harper Collins.

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Airs Thursday, November 17, at 6 p.m. Dr. Shelley Visconte, licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, will be your host. She will be joined by Dr. Meredith Nelson, licensed professional counselor and Associate Professor of Psychology at LSUS, and Father James E. Flowers of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Bossier City, La., to talk about gratitude and how it can affect our lives. Questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502.

Wednesday, November 25, 1 p.m. Join us for the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they celebrate this season of gratitude and the gift of life with a wonderful array of musical selections featuring For the Beauty of the Earth; Prayer of Thanksgiving; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; Now Thank We All Our God; Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep; Come, Ye Thankful People, Come; Gently Raise the Sacred Strain; All Things Bright and Beautiful; the Shaker tune Simple Gifts; Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, from White Christmas; Hymn of Praise; and As the Dew from

The late commentator Archie McDonald always penned commentaries about Thanksgiving. This was a special one to us about gratitude.