A deeper look into the real Pilgrim story.
We are delighted that two new features attempt to portray the real human experience of the Mayflower Pilgrims rather than the simple iconic view, just as Fay’s historical novel One Candle’s Light set out to do: tell the Thanksgiving Story You Never Knew.
1) A new drama Saints & Strangers, produced by the National Geographic Channel, features actors from Britain, Ireland, and the US who re-enact the Pilgrims’ journey to the New World and interactions with the Native Americans.
The two-night event premieres Sunday, Nov. 22, and Monday, Nov. 23, at 9/8CT on National Geographic Channel (from The Channel Magazine).
2) A documentary The Pilgrims by Ric Burns will air on PBS Nov. 24th (Tues) and again on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26, 8 pm).
Finally, the LA Times has a nice review of both features just out today: ‘Saints & Strangers’ and ‘Pilgrims’ make clear Thanksgiving’s thorny origins.