Author Archives: Judith Trojan

About Judith Trojan

Judith Trojan is an Award-winning journalist who has written and edited several thousand film and TV reviews and celebrity profiles.

Octopus Is People Pleaser on PBS Nature and in Oscar-winning Documentary

“What would I find out if I invited an octopus into my home?” —Professor David Scheel, Alaska Pacific University. Dr. David Scheel asked himself that question after spending more than two decades studying rare octopus species in remote regions around … Continue reading

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Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street Bows on HBO

“We don’t play down to kids.  We just have a very short audience.”—Joe Raposo, Sesame Street composer. There are few more pleasurable strolls than the one kids take every day down Sesame Street.  Since its debut on public TV on … Continue reading

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My Life as a Turkey Makes Timely Return to PBS Nature

“I realized that this was going to be a very personal, emotional ride for me, and not just a science experiment.”—Joe Hutto, wildlife artist & naturalist. What better way to usher in the Thanksgiving holiday than with a film about … Continue reading

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My Garden of a Thousand Bees Makes Buzzworthy Debut on PBS Nature

“The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.”–renowned landscape architect Elizabeth Lawrence. As a kid, family gardens were my playground. What happy memories my cousins, friends and I forged among those beautiful flowers and that tasty vegetation. But … Continue reading

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Rita Moreno Just a Girl Who Decided To Go for It Debuts on PBS

“I always wanted to be a movie star.”–Rita Moreno. Rita Moreno’s dreams of movie stardom did come true, and then some. A boatload of prestigious awards and honors continues to replenish her trophy shelf and cap her amazing 70-year career, … Continue reading

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New PBS Doc Profiles 7 Young Adults Who Lost Dads on 9/11

“My father was a firefighter on 9/11.  I never met him.”— Megan Fehling, born October 2001. September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Sadly, the number of casualties continues to grow.  9/11 First Responders have … Continue reading

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Mare of Easttown Nabs 16 Emmy Nods and an Upcoming HBO Marathon

“I had a very specific vision. I wanted to tell a story about home and the people I grew up with and yet make it entertaining and wrap a mystery around it.”—Brad Ingelsby, screenwriter and creator, Mare of Easttown. Brad … Continue reading

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Super Hummingbirds Fly Again on PBS Nature

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”–Aesop. I love birds… and have loved them since I bonded with my chatty, cuddly (yes, cuddly!) little parakeet pal as a kid.  I also love gardening. I weathered “pandemic isolation” … Continue reading

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HBO’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Returns with Gripping New Episode

“A violent crime never ends with a victim. A singular act reverberates, its wounds appearing in other people, sometimes months and years later. The pain ricochets.”—Michelle McNamara. Nothing fascinates me more than twisty murder mysteries and psychological thrillers. Binging on … Continue reading

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