American Public Media Announces Thanksgiving Specials

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American Public Media Announces Thanksgiving Specials

(St. Paul, Minn.) November 14, 2006-American Public Media, the nation’s second largest producer and distributor of public radio programs, today announced its lineup of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday specials. Check local public radio listings for broadcast dates and times.

Program Summaries:

The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential 2006—Two hours of Thanksgiving morning triage for cooks across the nation. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of American Public Media’s The Splendid Table, will be taking calls in a live, two-hour broadcast when you need it most, on the biggest cooking day of the year. Phone lines will be open nationwide from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST and the program will be simulcast live on the Web at www.splendidtable.org.

We Gather Together with Garrison Keillor—Garrison Keillor weaves together familiar melodies and his own observations into this charming and unique celebration of Thanksgiving. Garrison Keillor is joined by Prudence Johnson, Rich Dworsky, the VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers, Charles Kemper and Philip Brunelle in musical renditions of traditional hymns and humorous adaptations of songs for the season. Garrison Keillor guides us through the hour with his renowned story telling ability and reminds us of the treasures of Thanksgiving with his remarkable perceptions of American life.

Giving Thanks 2006 with John Birge—As Thanksgiving brings family together to share common blessings and a bountiful meal, host John Birge brings classical music and stories together in a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday. John Birge’s special guests this year include best-selling author and humorist Anne Lamott and Pulitzer Prize winning poet and environmentalist Gary Snyder.