WLLR's Nearly Impossible Question


Which President began the tradition of "pardoning" a Thanksgiving turkey?

Ans: Recently White House mythmakers have claimed that President Harry S. Truman began this amusing holiday tradition. The formalities of pardoning a turkey gelled by 1989, when President George H.W. Bush remarked, “Reprieve,” “keep him going,” or “pardon”: it’s all the same for the turkey, as long as he doesn’t end up on the president’s holiday table.

2019's Pardoned Turkeys...Bread and Butter

2019's Pardoned Turkeys...Bread and Butter