Tue November 25, 2014

History Matters: Thanksgiving was in order after harrowing voyage on a small ship

Families sit down together Thursday and enjoy a lavish meal giving thanks for the many blessings of the past year. Commentator Gary Joiner explains why this all-American holiday may not be so rooted in patriotism.

History Matters is made possible in part by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and Louisiana Cultural Vistas Magazine.

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Tue November 26, 2013

History Matters: The Pilgrims, Plymouth rock... it gets blurry

Commentator Gary Joiner thinks it's time for a refresher on what the Thanksgiving holiday is all about.

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