Heywood Broun

Bill Knight – December 18
2:13 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

We, Too, are Bidden

A Nativity scene
Credit Wiki Commons

A personal hero, newspaper columnist and labor activist Heywood Broun, was known for his progressive views and his passionate interests – from sports and books to poker and Christmas.

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Bill Knight – December 19
1:51 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

A Baby is Born - An Old Story

Bill Knight

Newspaperman Heywood Broun was one of the country’s top columnists in the 1920s and ’30s, when he also founded The Newspaper Guild labor union – risking his own financial position to help reporters paid 1 percent of his salary. Broun wrote about sports and books as well as current events and social-justice issues, but for years one of his most popular themes was Christmas, the subject of this sentimental piece from the defunct New York World:

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