Thanksgiving

Airs Wednesday, November 25 at 2 p.m. Join the World Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir for a Tradition of Thanks and a Celebration of Gratitude. Musical Selections feature Come, Ye Thankful People, Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep, White Christmas, Simple Gifts, For the Beauty of the Earth, I Think the World Is Glorious, Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Hymn of Praise, As the Dew from Heaven Distilling, God Be with You Till We Meet Again.

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.

Airs Wednesday, November 25, at 9 p.m. Ragamuffins, Hobos, Scary Masks, and Trick or Treat! Before marching bands, character balloons, and reindeer-driven sleighs began parading down 34th street every Thanksgiving Day, there were beggars, cross-dressers and mischief makers. This week we speak with several historians and experts about the raucous Thanksgiving tradition of ragamuffin parades, and how they gave way to the star-studded parade we are accustomed to today. We'll find out what apple gadgets can make apple pie easier, and we'll taste wine with expert Stephen Meuse.

Wednesday, November 25, 2 p.m. The Holiday season can be a minefield when it comes to good behavior. Do I wish people Merry or Happy or not? What if I get cornered by my weird uncle at the family gathering? How much of the menu do I need to change because my brother is now bringing a vegan? (Wait, now he's a vegan, too?) Can I still wear my favorite leather belt?

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

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