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...

Rhythm & News
11am-3pm -- An American Rhythm Thanksgiving Special

Host Craig Faulker has culled his amazing archives to create four hours of classic and vintage gourmet oldies that celebrate food and the Thanksgiving season!

Classics & News
10am-Noon -- 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 -- The Science of Gratitude

What are you grateful for? It's a more important question than you might think. "The Science of Gratitude" explores how feeling grateful may be the true key to healthy and happiness. The program is Narrated by the Academy Award-winning Susan Sarandon.

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.