Why the 1973 ‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Is Gaining Viewers

Nov 26, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The 1973 animated special “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special” continues to gain fans, and last year drew its largest audience in four years, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker.

According to ABC Vice President of Alternative Series and Specials Mark Bracco, the Charlie Brown specials continue to “resonate with viewers," and it has to do with families passing along the holiday tradition.

“The kids that watched them a generation ago are now watching them with their own kids. Today’s parents have made the Charlie Brown specials a part of their own holiday traditions,” Bracco told the publication via email.

The Thanksgiving special will air on the holiday this year, and the broadcast will include a bonus cartoon, “This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers.”

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