Americans Abroad at Thanksgiving

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With the world-s only superpower getting mixed reviews for the war on terror and possible war on Iraq, what-s it like to celebrate a peculiarly American holiday overseas? In the Republic of Congo, life does not pause for Thanksgiving Day, but American expatriates plan to celebrate anyway. This year in Pakistan and Indonesia, Thanksgiving falls at a time when Americans are deeply worried about increased hostility. We hear about Thanksgiving Day in seven foreign locations, including some where Americans are popular-and some where they-re not. We also learn how to find turkeys in Moscow and cranberries in Frankfurt.
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Police Academy Magnet School Program



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton