The Prodigal Son Meets SEAL Team SIX: The Short, Humble, Fearless Life of Adam Brown

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“That was the day that he sold his soul.” That’s how Eric Blehm, author of the Christopher Award-winning biography “Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown,” described the day that Adam Brown first tried crack. Taking drugs was an uncharacteristic move for a young man whose childhood [Read More...]

Mr. Rogers on Judgment, Need and Holy Ground

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The Christopher Awards are just around the corner; next Thursday, to be exact. It’s made me think back to one of the best Christopher Award moments in the 17 years that I’ve worked here: Fred Rogers’ acceptance speech when “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” won the 2001 Special Christopher Award. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Mr. Rogers shared [Read More...]

CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and PBS’ “Medal Quest: American Athletes and the Paralympic Games” To Receive Special Christopher Awards

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NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 — The Christophers will honor a television series and an online documentary with special Christopher Awards during their 64th annual ceremony on May 23rd. The CBS television series Blue Bloods will receive the 2013 Special Christopher Award – and the PBS/WGBH online documentary series Medal Quest: American Athletes and the [Read More...]

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

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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...]


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