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On Hoarding, Cruelty, Faith & Finding Love in the Messiness of Life

Mary Pflum

As an Emmy Award-winning producer for CNN and “Good Morning America,” Mary Pflum Peterson has covered her share of interesting, drama-filled stories. But the most dramatic, perhaps, is the story about her own family that she shares in her new book “White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters.” One of those [Read More...]

Maureen O’Hara Said Secret to Her Longevity was Saying a ‘Hail Mary’ Every Night

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After seeing “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Quiet Man” umpteen times in my life, it was an honor meeting Maureen O’Hara twice in the last 20 years. This picture is from a charity event for a Catholic hospital in the late 1990s – and she also appeared as a guest on “Christopher Closeup” during [Read More...]

‘A House Divided Against Itself Makes the Devil Smile His Great Grinchy Grin’


Singer-songwriter and frequent “Christopher Closeup” guest Sarah Hart got a bit perturbed at the incessant negativity she’s been reading online lately – and she teed off on the negativity on her Facebook page in a post titled: All That’s Wrong With “All That’s Wrong With” Blogs. Her comments get to the heart of our complaining [Read More...]

Why Patricia Heaton Traveled to Africa to Make Soy Milk and Build Bicycles


When Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton got time off from filming her hit sitcom “The Middle” last month, she traveled to Africa, built bicycles, and made soy milk. In fact, this is a picture of her grinding soybeans on a contraption that looks like an exercise bike. Granted, that’s not all she did there, but [Read More...]