Latest Morrie Schwartz Stories

2008-07-28 21:00:24

By Jesse B. Gill REDLANDS - I'm usually not much for the theater. Maybe it's because I'm not smart enough to appreciate it, but for some reason, I've never been one to willingly sit through a play. I understand that this attitude makes me the odd man out in Redlands. So, on Saturday night, I decided to sample, for the first time, the Redlands Theatre Festival at Prospect Park. As anyone who has ever been to an RTF production knows, the venue is gorgeous, to say the least. The...

2005-11-22 00:05:35

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - During his 42 years at ABC News and 26-year run on "Nightline," Ted Koppel has seen -- and reported -- it all. As he prepared to anchor his last edition of "Nightline" Tuesday night, Koppel spoke about his experiences as an anchor and reporter for the show long regarded as the smartest news program on TV. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: OF ALL THE EXCELLENT WORK DONE ON "NIGHTLINE," WHAT STANDS OUT THE MOST FOR YOU? Ted Koppel: What I'm...

2005-11-21 19:30:20

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ted Koppel, who built ABC's "Nightline" into a TV news institution 25 years ago, starting with the U.S.-Iranian hostage crisis, will leave the show on Tuesday with a low-key broadcast devoted to one of his favorite subjects, a guy named Morrie. For his "Nightline" swan song, Koppel, 65, will look back at a series of interviews he did 10 years ago with college professor Morrie Schwartz, whose struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease and lessons on...

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