- The Puritan dilemma
Sarah Vowell's latest take on American history says the Puritans were not paragons of virtue, but shaped Americans' image of themselves nevertheless.9:06 a.m.
Sarah Vowell: Author and contributor to This American Life. Her new book is "The Wordy Shipmates."
- Civil War revisited
Historian and author James McPherson is perhaps one of the most prolific authors on the Civil War. His latest book explains how Lincoln became a war time president, a role for which he had little experience but turned him into an essential leader for his times.9:35 a.m.
James McPherson: author most recently of "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief." He's the author of the Pulitzer prize winning history of the Civil War, "Battle Cry of Freedom."
- Turkey Confidential
Splendid Table star Lynne Rossetto Kasper hosts Turkey Confidential--two hours of live culinary triage on the day you need it most--Thanksgiving. This is the day even non-cooks get in the kitchen. She'll be listening early with open lines for listener questions--anything goes!10:00 a.m.
Chris Kimball: Founder of Cook's Illustrated and host of America's Test Kitchen.
Nora Ephron: director, producer, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter.
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