What’s This 91-Year-Old’s Secret to Living a Long, Healthy Life?

Many people wonder about the secret to living a long, healthy life. According to this video that former “Today” show contributor and Christopher Award-winning producer Mike Leonard put together of his 91-year-old mom Marge, the answer is a sense of humor and plenty of physical activity. And there might also be some vodka involved. [Read more…]

A Sports Champion’s Secret Life Saving Jews During the Italian Holocaust

In Florence, Italy, July 1944, Tour de France champion Gino Bartali faced possible torture and death at the hands of the ironically-named Major Mario Carita. Though the military officer’s last name meant “charity,” his idol was a brutal killer: Heinrich Himmler, the Nazi leader in charge of Hitler’s Gestapo and SS. Why was Bartali, a [Read More…]

The 2013 Christopher Award Winners for TV, Film and Books Are…

NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 — A world-renowned singer/songwriter explores the role music played in raising awareness about apartheid. A Tour de France winner joins forces with a Catholic cardinal to save Jewish lives in World War II Italy. An ex-convict in 19th-century France discovers that “to love another person is to see the face [Read More…]

A Hero of Baseball and World War Two

The following column was written by The Christophers’ Jerry Costello: You’ve heard about the heroes of baseball who put the game aside to join America’s armed forces during World War II: Bob Feller, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio and the rest. Some enlisted, others were drafted; some saw combat, others were spared. All of them, though, [Read More…]


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