Author Archives: Judith Trojan

About Judith Trojan

Judith Trojan is an Award-winning journalist who has written and edited more than 1,000 film and TV reviews and celebrity profiles.

Very Ralph Makes Its Stylish Debut on HBO

“I hate fashion. But I had the eye.”—Ralph Lauren. During the Sixties, when most of us were sporting tie-dye shirts and hanging peace symbols around our necks, young Ralph Lifshitz from the Bronx yearned for wider ties and special cut … Continue reading

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Buckle Up for Saudi Women’s Driving School on HBO

“I am used to sitting behind the driver in the back seat.”—Sarah Saleh. Sarah Saleh spent 10 years working the phones in the back office of a Saudi car dealership in the capital city of Riyadh. Now she’s posted out … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Daddy? Finding Your Roots Returns on PBS

“I’m feeling connected. These are my people.”—Mia Farrow. Mia Farrow, Angelica Huston and Isabella Rossellini share more than their chosen professions. They are the progeny of Hollywood royalty, and each lost one of their parents at a relatively young age. … Continue reading

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16 Hours of Ken Burns’ Country Music on PBS

“Oh, the storm and its fury broke today, crushing hopes that we cherish so dear. Clouds and storms will in time pass away. The sun again will shine bright and clear.”–from the Carter Family’s signature song, “Keep on the Sunny … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11

“This felt personal. This is New York. This is home.” The documentary may be only 35 minutes long, but I challenge you to find a more powerful film about 9/11 than In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on … Continue reading

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The Hatfields and McCoys Face Off in The Feud on PBS

“Bloody war in Pike County.  The McCoys and Hatfields Doing Their Utmost to Exterminate Each Other.”—The New York Times, January 8, 1888. The Hatfield-McCoy feud has been called “the most famous family conflict in American history.” Yet most of what … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy Lollapalooza Hits Theaters on Lucy’s Birthday

“We froze her, we starched her, we flew her from wires, we crushed raw eggs in her blouse, we covered her head with chocolate sauce, custard pie, feathers, salad dressing, a loving cup, cement and squashed grapes, and she never … Continue reading

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