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The Evolution Of The Presidential Thanksgiving (Feat. Cooked Possum)

Adrienne LaFrance, a staff writer at The Atlantic, examined decades of Thanksgiving meals at the White House, which reveal some surprising details about the evolution of the holiday spread. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to LaFrance about the menus for presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, who dined on turtle, and William Howard Taft, who preferred possum.


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