The True Story of the First Thanksgiving
Clip: Season 27 Episode 10 | 2m 58s
The first Thanksgiving wasn't the same holiday we celebrate today -- in fact, the Pilgrims didn't even call it "thanksgiving." "The Pilgrims" premieres Tuesday, November 24 at 8/7c on PBS American Experience.
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Mayflower passenger John Howland almost didn't make it to the New World. Premieres 11/24.
The longtime governor of Plymouth Colony, William Bradford wrote "Of Plymouth Plantation"
Watch the first chapter from "The Pilgrims" premiering November 24 at 8/7c on PBS.
The challenges the Pilgrims faced still resonate centuries later. Premieres 11/24 on PBS.
In the early 1600s, a group of religious radicals left for the New World. Premieres 11/24
Corporate sponsorship for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Consumer Cellular. Major funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.