Nov. 27 - In annual White House tradition, U.S. President Barack Obama pardons two turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, granting a full reprieve from traditional dressings. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) In a yearly White House tradition, U.S. President Barack Obama, accompanied by his to daughters Sasha and Malia, pardons turkeys Caramel and Popcorn. "Popcorn, you have a full reprieve from cranberry sauce and stuffing," Obama told this year's winning gobbler. According to a statement from the White House, Popcorn was elected this Thanksgiving's top bird by voters who voted for #TeamPopcorn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This year, the two 38-pound turkeys came from Roseau County, Minnesota, and were selected from a group of 80 turkeys that competed to be make it to the White House.