The turkey that lives to see another day
"Each year since 1947, the National Turkey Federation and the Poultry and Egg National Board have given a turkey to the President of the United States at a White House ceremony."
How the Turkey Gets Its Pardon - 11/23/2010 "The turkey is the centerpiece of many a Thanksgiving feast.
But at least two are spared the chopping block each year in a tradition that goes back to President Truman.
WSJ's Stokely Baksh reports on how the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate are selected and where they will go after their pardon."