Martin Sheen

Anne brings red-haired chaos to a quiet, distant world

The new "Anne of Green Gables" movie arrives on Thanksgiving night, bringing low-key family fun. Here's the story I sent to papers.


By Mike Hughes

Today's young
readers and viewers know all about adventure.

For Martin Sheen, the roots get tangled

This is the plus side of NBC's recent troubles: It's allowed room for a show like "Who Do You Think You Are?"

A well-made show that tracks people's roots, "Who" has little ratings potential. Still, on Friday its starts its third (and longest) mini-season, this time with a dozen episodes.

That starts with Martin Sheen. Here's a short story I sent to papers:


For many of his 71 years, Martin Sheen
has juggled distant backgrounds.