Historian David Barton Hosts TBN Thanksgiving Special Thursday Nov. 23rd | TBN

Historian David Barton Hosts TBN Thanksgiving Special Thursday Nov. 23rd

LOS ANGELES (November 21, 2017) — It is one of America's favorite and most anticipated annual holidays. And while some consider it a day for football, feasting, and frenzied pre-Christmas shopping, at heart Thanksgiving remains unashamedly what is has been since the Pilgrims first celebrated it in 1621: an opportunity to acknowledge God as the source of all blessing and provision.


But what are the true roots of this uniquely American tradition, and how can we ensure that God remains front and center during our Thanksgiving celebrations? On Thursday, November 23rd, Trinity Broadcasting Network welcomes noted historian and author David Barton for an exclusive Thanksgiving Day special program that traces the rich history and heritage of Thanksgiving in America.


Mr. Barton has done diligent research and brings a wealth of facts, anecdotes, and inspirational stories that solidly establish the Judeo-Christian foundations of America's oldest national holiday. Included in this fascinating program the entire family will enjoy: What prompted the Pilgrims to declare a three-day feast in December 1621, just a year after landing at Plymouth Rock? When was America's first national Thanksgiving? What is the story behind President Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation of 1863, just three months after the infamous Battle of Gettysburg? When did Congress establish the fourth Thursday in November as America's national Thanksgiving holiday?


“At a time when the very values that made America great are under increasing attack, this is a program every family should watch together,” said TBN President Matt Crouch. “David Barton shows clearly how earlier generations of Americans turned to God in thanksgiving and faith at key moments in our nation's history, and why we need to continue doing so today.”


Don't miss this informative and inspirational Thanksgiving special with American historian David Barton, Thursday, November 23rd, at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central, exclusively on TBN. Find out where TBN is airing near you with our channel finder, or watch TBN on our livestream HERE.


About the Trinity Broadcasting Network


Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world's largest and most watched faith-and-family broadcaster, reaching over 175 nations across the earth with inspirational and entertaining programming 24 hours a day in 14 languages and on 30 global networks. As the world's most influential non-profit religious broadcaster, TBN has led the way in expanding the impact of faith-based television across the earth through the creation of innovative content designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. To find out more about the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, visit us at tbn.org.