Archive for November 16th, 2009

Food Network’s Thanksgiving Marathan

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Starting tonight (Nov 16) @ 8PM, and every night this week, The Food Network offers their Thanksgiving holiday shows. There will also be rebroadcasts of some of their holiday favorites each afternoon as well.

It looks like all the Food Network Stars are serving up their own version of the holiday classics.

Some of the highlights I’ll be to look forward to –

Giada at Home “Thanksgiving” (Mon 11/16 4:30PM)
Barefoot Contessa “Thanksgiving 2.0″ (Mon 11/16 5PM)
Rachael Ray’s Thanksgiving in 60 #2 (Tue 11/17 8PM)
Paula’s Southern Thanksgiving (Thur 11/19@8PM)
There will also be a different show in the “Dear Food Network: Thanksgiving” series each night, including the Dear Food Network “Giada’s Thanksgiving” (Tues 11/17).

You can find more info for the Food Network’s Thanksgiving shows, as well as other holiday and early Christmas shows, over at TV Tango.

Did You Know? Countdown to Thanksgiving 2009 (11/16)

Monday, November 16th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about the Pilgrims
& America’s Thanksgiving

Nov 16 : 10 days till Thanksgiving

Did you know that Thanksgiving didn’t become an official national holiday for more than 200 years?

It wasn’t until 1863 that President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November a national day of thanksgiving.

Did you know that as many 107 million American homes will celebrate Thanksgiving this year?

Thanksgiving Day in America is a time to offer thanks, a time for family gatherings and holiday meals. A time of turkeys, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. A time for Indian corn, holiday parades and giant balloons. We are delighted to invite you to partake in our Thanksgiving celebration. Our table is full this year, but we always have room for one more! So join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday November 26th.

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(November 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  International Day for Tolerance

Monday, November 16th, 2009

International Day for Tolerance

NO 2 H8! YES 2 = 4 ALL!

Today it is important to bring attention to the idea of acceptance and tolerance in the world. Sponsored by the United Nations.

Tolerance.Org – Fight Hate and Promote Tolerance

photo credit: Ginther via flickr

White House Releases Presidential Proclamation For National Native American Heritage Month, 2009

Monday, November 16th, 2009

National Native American Heritage Month, 2009
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America


NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2009 as National Native American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 27, 2009, as Native American Heritage Day.


Full Text of Presidential Proclamation: National Native American Heritage Month

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