December 17, 2010

Of role models like Drew Brees – and false idols

The Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints are in town to play the Ravens. Drew Brees, their quarterback, is fresh off a well-deserved honor, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year, in recognition of the work he did leading a team and a city – remember Hurricane Katrina? – to unanticipated heights. In 2000, I was...
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Documentarian finds inspiration

This week, I have a story with film director Tim Watkins, whose documentary “The Blood & The Rose” will come out in May.  It’s about Our Lady of Guadalupe’s mysteries and lingering messages. If you know a thing or two about movies, religous films are notoriously hard to sell. The Passion of the Christ is...
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