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At 50, TV dinner is still cookin’

“It began as a solution to that All-American holiday problem — what to do with the leftover turkey. But executives at C.A. Swanson & Sons weren’t talking about just the remainders of the family meal. They were talking 520,000 pounds of poultry. The Omaha, Neb., frozen food company had overestimated the demand for and undersold its 1953 Thanksgiving supply…”