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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 26, 2020 – Hour 1

Seg 4-1 Kresta Comments: Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclomation

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Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789

SEG 4-2 Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience (2 segments)

We all know the story of Thanksgiving. Or do we? This uniquely American holiday has a rich and little known history beyond the famous feast of 1621. Melanie Kirkpatrick takes us on a journey through four centuries of American History, giving a vivid portrait of our nation’s best-loved holiday.

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Melanie Kirkpatrick is the author of Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience  and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. She’s also a former deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page and has also written Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad, which World Magazine named its 2013 Book of the Year. She has lived in Tokyo, Toronto, Hong Kong, Honolulu and Manhattan, and currently resides in rural Connecticut with her husband, Jack David.

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