Giving Thanks with John Birge
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Giving Thanks with John Birge

Thursday, Nov. 22 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WGTE presents an annual Thanksgiving tradition, as host John Birge creates a thoughtful, contemporary reflection on the meaning of the holiday through music and stories. This year, a grateful tribute to the great writer Nora Ephron, with a warm and funny highlight of her visit last year.

New for 2012: original Thanksgiving music in the studio with pianist Jacqueline Schwab, heard by millions for her piano music for Ken Burns' "The Civil War." A Thanksgiving blessing from Baxter Black. And a visit from poet and former NEA chairman Dana Gioia. For listeners in the kitchen, on the road, or relaxing after the feast, "Giving Thanks" provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words.