Christopher Heffron

Editorial: A Legacy of Hate

By Christopher Heffron March 27, 2020

In a Nazi-orchestrated raid on November 9–10, 1938, paramilitary forces and nationalists destroyed more than 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses and..

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

By Christopher Heffron October 24, 2018

This year didn’t start off well. On January 3, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Twitter-taunted each other over their..

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Channel Surfing

By Christopher Heffron September 20, 2018

The Circus

American Experience on PBS, October 8 and 9, check local listings 

Kids today have no shortage of distractions: Social media, video..

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The Greatest TV Families

By Christopher Heffron August 22, 2018
On the evening of January 23, 1977, two wildly dissimilar events conspired to create a pop-culture milestone. The premiere of the miniseries  .. Read More

Channel Surfing

By Christopher Heffron April 18, 2018

True Conviction

Independent Lens on PBS, streaming throughout May 

As we learn in the closing minutes of Jamie Meltzer’s powerhouse documentary ..

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St. Josephine Bakhita—A Model of Faith

By Christopher Heffron January 22, 2018

Her kidnappers gave her the name Bakhita, meaning “fortunate.” Her life in captivity wasn’t quite so. Born in Darfur in 1869, Josephine Bakhita..

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Channel Surfing

By Christopher Heffron July 24, 2017

Good Bones

It wouldn’t be unfair to credit Fixer Upper for reinventing the home renovation genre. The hit series, hosted by Chip and Joanna..

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