This Thanksgiving, the Tennessee Crossroads Marathon will run across both our channels (NPT & NPT2) for 15-hours. Beginning at 7:oo a.m. on NPT2. After a twelve hour run on NPT2, the marathon will switch over to NPT at 7:00 p.m. for three more hours of your favorite Crossroads episodes. For more detailed information on times and episode selection, visit the Viewer’s Choice Thanksgiving Day Marathon page on our website.
This time of year, folks are always talking about family and holiday “traditions,” but what does that actually entail? Frying the turkey? Traveling over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house? Fighting over the wishbone? Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or a little football on the television? Baking enough pies and cookies to feed a small country of sugar junkies? No one celebrates holidays the same, and even within our own families, traditions change and evolve. Well, this year, we here at Tennessee Crossroads have started our own Thanksgiving tradition with the 2nd Annual Tennessee Crossroads Viewer’s Choice Thanksgiving Day Marathon.
We could probably have picked all the episodes ourselves (we had some rousing discussions on possible programs) but ultimately, we want to make sure we air episodes that YOU want to see again. Last year, we asked you to email or facebook us with your suggestions for episodes we should include in the marathon. This year, we decided to go about the selection process a little differently. As part of the Tennessee Crossroads team, I am often responsible for answering a variety of questions about our show. I can’t count the number of times I have received emails and phone calls asking when we are going to be re-airing a particular Tennessee Crossroads episode. Everyone has their favorite. So we culled through all your emails and voicemails, finally settling on a line-up consisting of the 17 most requested episodes from the past year to air for 15-hours on Thanksgiving day. We also prepared a new holiday-themed episode to air during our regular 7:00 p.m. timeslot on NPT. It’s our way of saying thank you for allowing Tennessee Crossroads into your homes week after week. We hope you’ll include us in your holiday celebrations. We promise not to eat all the pumpkin pie.
As an early Thanksgiving treat, Joe Elmore show us how to start (pun intended …. you’ll see) a marathon off right — Tennessee Crossroads style! Enjoy!