“American as Pumpkin Pie”: Web Exclusives
The following are audio slide shows built around interviews included in the BackStory episode “American as Pumpkin Pie,” originally broadcast in November, 2008. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Sarah Hale: The Mother of Thanksgiving
Historian Anne Blue Wills tells the story of Sarah Josepha Hale, a New England magazine editor who campaigned tirelessly to put Thanksgiving on our national calendar. Be sure and click on “captions” in the lower right corner of the viewer to see more information on the images in the slideshow. Click here to view.
Turkeys and Touchdowns: An Interview with Roger Staubach
20th Century Guy Brian Balogh talks to the legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback about what it was like to play football on Thanksgiving every year. Click here to view.