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From the Archive: Preview of the White House Turkey Pardon

Summary: 
The President pardons one lucky turkey each year, saving it from the fate of the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Millions of turkeys will be stuffed, roasted, carved, and served this Thanksgiving. But tomorrow, one lucky bird will be granted a reprieve in the form of a Presidential pardon. This is the story of one such bird from 2009. Watch the preview here.