Hollywood’s 1954 Thanksgiving Prayer – “We Thank You for the Privilege to Live as Free Men”
This article was originally published on November 19, 2011.
(CNSNews.com) – On Thanksgiving week in 1954, NBC aired a holiday-themed “Father Knows Best” that ended with the family praying before their meal, including thanking God “for the privilege of living as free men in a country which respects our freedom and our personal rights to worship and think and speak as we choose.”
The Anderson family, Jim and Margaret with their three children Betty Bud and Kathy, were featured in the show of Nov. 21 1954.
The family in the show decided not to have a Thanksgiving dinner due to scheduling conflicts. In the end, however, both parents and their children agree that a family Thanksgiving dinner is the best way for them to celebrate.
The father will lead the family in prayer as they gather around the table.
“Oh Lord, we give thee thanks from the depths of our humble hearts for all the blessings thou has seen fit to bestow upon us. We thank you for the food ,…