2017 Thanksgiving Specials

Nov 8, 2017

This Thanksgiving, JPR is serving up a few helpings of special programming for you. Here's what we've got planned...

Classics & News
10am -- Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, & Gratitude

Giving Thanks offers a contemporary celebration of gratitude, with classical music and stories of Thanksgiving. This year's special guests include world-famous chef Jacques Pepin, and his 13-year-old granddaughter, Shorey, with whom he co-authored his most recent book, "A Grandfather's Lessons"; Francis Lam, new host of The Splendid Table, with his recent, James Beard Award-winning Thanksgiving essay about immigrants.

News & Information
8am/8pm -- Innovation Hub - Buying The Holidays

Make the holiday season shine brighter for your listeners with creative thinking, fascinating insights and rich history from Innovation Hub! Its latest 1-hour offering, "Buying the Holidays," takes a closer look at three hallmarks of the holidays: going home, eating chocolate, and afternoon shopping.

9am/9pm -- Happy(ish) Holidays from Terrible, Thanks for Asking
In this second-annual holiday radio extravaganza, Terrible, Thanks for Asking host Nora McInerny will once again bedazzle this difficult time of year with humor, stories, and the very real realness of reality. Join Nora for a conversation about holiday missteps with memoirist Augusten Burroughs, enjoy cheer and some humbug from special guests, and stories from listeners about their worst holidays ever.