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The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential 2008

A live, two-hour, call-in program on Thanksgiving morning from 11 am-1 pm EST for public radio listeners across the nation.

On Thursday, November 27 — help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and their guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year! On Thanksgiving morning, join Lynne Rossetto Kasper, the award-winning host of public radio's national food show, The Splendid Table®, for real time turkey triage during the live broadcast of Turkey Confidential 2008. This year, Lynne will be joined by a number of special guests who may include Cook's Illustrated's Christopher Kimball, road food warriors Jane and Michael Stern, wine entrepreneur Joshua Wesson and style guru Isaac Mizrahi.

Phone lines (800-537-5252) will be open nationwide from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST and the program will be simulcast live on the Web at

The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper will be available to answer listener questions during the live, two-hour program. Quickly becoming a Thanksgiving morning tradition, past shows have included everything from a cross-country trucker cooking his Thanksgiving dinner on the manifold, to a panicked first-time cook who didn't realize the turkey needed to be thawed. Lynne handles all questions with great wit, expertise and laughter.

Audio Sample:

Host: Lynne Rossetto Kasper


Managing Producer: Sally Swift


Producer: Jennifer Russell


Guests: Cook's Illustrated's Christopher Kimball, road food warriors Jane and Michael Stern, wine entrepreneur Joshua Wesson and style guru Isaac Mizrahi.


Program Length: 1:59


ContentDepot: Thursday, November 27, 2008 (Thanksgiving Day)


Timings & Cues: Clock information
1100-1129 ET
1129-1130 - :60 break (with music bed)
1159-1200 - :60 break (with music bed)
1229-1230 - :60 break (with music bed)


Broadcast Rights:
This is a live, national call-in. Affiliate stations must carry this program on Thanksgiving Day (November 27, 2008). The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public MediaStation Relations Representative. Stations are strongly encouraged to carry both hours; however, the hours are discreet and stations may carry either.)


On-air promos: Will be available mid-November.


Host Bio:
Lynne Rossetto Kasper's The Splendid Table was named "1999 Best National Radio Show on Food" by the James Beard Foundation, and "2000 Best National Syndicated Talk Show" by American Women in Radio and Television. Scripps Howard News Service distributes Lynne's advice column, "Ask The Splendid Table." Her first cookbook, The Splendid Table is the only book to achieve the food world's twin crown, The Cookbook of the Year Award from both the Julia Child/IACP and James Beard Awards. Her The Italian Country Table was named one of the best books of 1999 by Cook's Illustrated magazine. Lynne has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine magazine and Bon Appetít. Named "One of the 12 Best Cooking Teachers in America" by The James Beard Foundation, she also lectures on food and culture in Europe and America.


Managing Producer Bio:
Before coming to The Splendid Table, Sally Swift worked in film, video and television including stints at Twin Cities Public Television, Paisley Park and Comic Relief with Billy Crystal. She also survived a stint as segment producer on The Jenny Jones Show. Sally began her love affair with radio when A Prairie Home Companion recorded a series of television shows for Disney, and she has never looked back. In 1998, she was awarded the James Beard Award for Best National Radio Show, in 2000 she received the Gracie Allen Award for Best Syndicated Talk Show, and in 2007, a Clarion Award from Women in Communications.


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