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Cherry Ames, a Rebel With a Cause, Who Would Surely Shake Up the VA

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

A 1940s Juvenile Fiction heroine was a "disruptor" - who lowered temperatures, raised spirits, and healed WW II wounded. --------------------------...

Maureen Ryan

A Delightful UK Drama That's Unlike Anything Else

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.28.2014 | TV

If there's one truth we can all agree on, it's that there are too many TV shows featuring do-gooder nuns, earnest midwives and adorable babies. I'...

A Nurse's Muse: How One Patient Made a Difference

Mona Shattell | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

Now, nearly 30 years later, thoughts of Edith and her psychosis, her time with me (and my time with her) on an inpatient psychiatric unit, my attempts to understand her and care for her, have affected my work today. I struggle with this question: How can we do better?

21 Best New TV Characters Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.14.2012 | TV

A new year means new characters, whether on our favorite freshman shows or returning series. As 2012 draws to a close, HuffPost TV is looking back...

'Call The Midwife' Back For Holiday Special, Season 2

Posted 12.07.2012 | TV

"Call The Midwife" will be back for a second season in March, but fear not, there's a holiday special to tide viewers over until the 2013 premiere. Th...

Behind The Scenes Of 'Call The Midwife'

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents

"Call The Midwife," PBS's newest Sunday-night British drama series, has already been hailed as a successor to the smooth and stately smash hit "Downto...

Remembering 1950s Sexuality Through Call the Midwife

Lea Lane | Posted 12.07.2012 | TV
Lea Lane

I was thinking about my earliest feelings of sexuality because I'm hooked on the new Sunday PBS series Call the Midwife, set in slummy East-End London in the 1950s.

The New 'Downton Abbey'

Erin Ruberry | Posted 12.02.2012 | TV
Erin Ruberry

The British import, which premiered in the U.S. on PBS Sunday night, transplants Downton's formula for success (British period drama with plenty of plot twists) from the English countryside in the early 1920's to a working class neighborhood in 1950's London.

How 'Call The Midwife' Is Like 'Downton Abbey'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.27.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Call the Midwife" does, in its own gentle way, send the message that determined people -- many of them women -- who ignore their allegedly limited opportunities can help create and sustain a caring community.

Fall TV's Top Dramas: A Sub Captain, A Midwife And A Superhero

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.12.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

There are four shows that merit special recognition and they're all quite different from each other. No matter what your tastes are, I'm hoping you'll spot at least one or two promising candidates here.

New Fall TV: 7 Primetime Picks for Parents and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Watching TV can be a low-pressure way for a family to spend time together, and post-show chats about TV characters' choices can be a great (and not-so-forced) way to express your values when it comes to touchy issues.