Friday, December 19, 2014


Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 



President Obama pardons two turkeys

  • Text size: + -
Rochester: President Obama pardons two turkeys
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two lucky turkeys will strut away from the dinner table this Thanksgiving. Every year, the president pardons a turkey, sparing it from ending up as part of the holiday feast.

This year the only cobbler people will be eating will come with a side of ice cream. This year, President Obama pardoned two birds - Cobbler and Gobbler. The 19-week-old turkeys come from a farm in Virginia.

For the first time, the public got to vote on Facebook on which bird should be this year's National Thanksgiving Turkey.

The tradition of pardoning a turkey started with President John F. Kennedy in 1963. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP