A couple weeks back, you may recall that I was asked by NHPTV to record what I thought was going to be a voice over, which I do all the time, for a documentary on the Cog Railroad. I was more than happy to offer my voice and flattered that they asked me to come back after I helped with the NHPTV auction.  What I didn't realize was that I would be paired up with the one, the only, Paul Lally.

Paul Lally was the director on "Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood" in Pittsburgh for 10 years!  Not only that, but Paul is currently the Director for Mary Ann Esposito’s Ciao Italia! And those are only a couple of his accomplishments. He is a poet, writer and from my experience with him at NHPTV yesterday, really great guy!

Breaking news:  Paul will be giving a FRED TALK, (get it?  instead of a TedTalk?)  "Becoming Mr. Rogers"  at Footlights Theater in Portland Maine on July 9 & 10.  Sure to be an exceptional, emotional evening!

From the Footlights Theater website:

The Footlights Theatre is thrilled to announce “BECOMING MISTER ROGERS” starring Paul Lally- the Director, Writer of the iconic show and longtime friend of Fred Rogers -will take to our stage for TWO SHOWS ONLY, July 9th and 10th at 7:30pm. This multi-media show will give you an up-close and personal look “behind the scenes” of Mister Rogers Neighborhood and Fred Rogers from the man who was spent over a decade bringing this childhood classic show to life. The evening will conclude with a talkback (Q&A) with Mr. Lally. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW by calling the box office at (207) 747-5434. All seats are $25.00 for this very special, intimate evening with Mister Rogers- and the man who knew him best!

We brought Paul in to the Shark Tank and he talked to us about Mary Ann Esposito and their show, Ciao Italia and everyone's beloved Mr. Rogers.  We could have talked to him all day!  Check out the full, unedited interview here.

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