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Thanksgiving Shows | 2021
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WTVP helps you get into a Thanksgiving frame of mind with two historical documentaries and a lighthearted look at our many American traditions. Take what you learn to your own Thanksgiving feast for all to enjoy.


Through dramatic re-enactment and interviews, The First Official Thanksgiving challenges the long-held belief that America's first Thanksgiving was held in Plymouth and chronicles how the discovery of the Nibley papers led to a friendly rivalry between Virginia and Massachusetts about who can rightfully lay claim to the birth of America's Thanksgiving holiday.


  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/21/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Tue, 11/23/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/24/2021 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 11/24/2021 @ 8:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 11/27/2021 @ 4 AM


Peanuts fans can watch Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang in the classic holiday Peanuts special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Join Peppermint Patty as she invites everyone to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, even though he's going to see his grandmother. Snoopy decides to cook his own version of a Thanksgiving meal with help from his friends.


  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/21/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-KIDS 47.2 - Sun, 11/21/2021 @ 6:30 PM


Explore the converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620. The challenges they faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later: the tensions of faith and freedom in American society, the separation of church and state, and cultural encounters resulting from immigration.


  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 11/21/2021 @ 10 PM

The Pilgrims Trailer

The challenges the Pilgrims faced still resonate centuries later. Premieres 11/24 on PBS.