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  • [Oprah Winfrey] To be a best-seller for over two years...

  • a story has to really connect with people.

  • And Tuesdays With Morrie resonates with everybody.

  • - [Director] Action.! - I think we all relate to Mitch.

  • His life is just, shhhk... going by too quickly.

  • And then he was blessed to stop and find his old teacher Morrie.

  • And even though Morrie was dying, he taught us about living.

  • All oflife is about teaching and learning.

  • When you learn, teach. When you get, give.

  • Life is filled with Morries. We all just need to look around.

  • Come on, you guys!

  • [Cheering]

  • - Excuse me, kids. - **Live, baby, live **

  • - **Now that the day is over ** - Hello, love.

  • - Yeah. - How're ya doin'?

  • - **I got a new sensation ** - See ya, man.

  • Hey, Katie. How are ya, dear?

  • **In perfect moments ** [Continues, Indistinct]

  • [Man Narrating] Among other things, many other things...

  • my old professor loved to eat.

  • There he is! What do you say?

  • **Sleep, baby, sleep **

  • [Narrating Continues] He especially liked tongue.

  • I'd say, "Morrie, that's disgusting. " He'd say, "I'm sorry you think so.

  • I also like cole slaw. Can you handle cole slaw, Mitch?"

  • ****[Continues, Indistinct]

  • - Excuse me. - Near the top of the list of things he loved was dancing.

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  • - [Man Yelling] - He had his own way of dancing.

  • He'd do the lindy toJimi Hendrix.

  • He'djitterbug to... name a band... Nine Inch Nails.

  • - Pardon me. Here you go, boy. - What you got, Professor?

  • Hey, just put it on. You're gonna love it.

  • **I can't top the letter "M" You're not a... ****

  • [Music Changes, Crowd Murmuring]

  • Hey!

  • Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

  • ****[Tango]

  • [Crowd Murmuring, Laughing]

  • [Mitch Narrating] One ofhis favorites was the tango.

  • His own version, of course. Wherever it came from...

  • - Come on, join in! - it wasn't Argentina.

  • Moments like that...

  • he could live in forever.

  • In the summer of 1994, he began to notice a few things:

  • - Professor. - shortness ofbreath...

  • legs giving him a little trouble.

  • But what do you expect at 77?

  • [Engine Starts]

  • [Straining]

  • [Mitch Narrating] The dancing stopped forever in the summer of 1994.

  • - [Students Chattering] - Should we do something?

  • That was when Morrie got his death sentence.

  • Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa. Man, when they fall apart...

  • these guys really fall apart, don't they?

  • This ugly, or is this ugly? I knew it.

  • [Man] Everybody's on the floor. The coaches are out there.

  • Oh, my... Walter, it's Mitch. I gotta change the column.

  • I've got to change the column, Walter!

  • [Mitch Narrating] I knew nothing about what happened to my old professor.

  • I hadn't seen him since graduation day 16 years ago.

  • I promised I'd keep in touch, but I got busy dancing my own dance.

  • It's a zoo... Walter, it's a zoo here. Just hold a space for me, okay?

  • Give me a break! Have I ever missed a deadline?

  • - [All Yelling] - Janine, hi. Did I wake you, honey?

  • - Everything I did I did on deadline. - It's crazy here.

  • - Everything. - I just wanna say I love you and I'm sorry.

  • Coach said no media until he talks to the team.

  • Should've talked to them before the game.

  • Yeah... No, we definitely have to talk, I know. Hang on one second.

  • - [All Yelling] - Baby, I gotta go. I love you. Bye-bye.

  • [Man] No press.!

  • Coach, Coach. Coach, what did you say to the team? Did the word "discipline"come up?

  • - [Laughter] - How about the word "maturity"?

  • [Mitch Narrating] Sports are always in season in this country...

  • and I covered them all...

  • living in planes and hotels with a laptop and a cell phone.

  • I might never have known what happened to Morrie if I wasn't always doing six things at once.

  • Janine, come on. Because I've been in love with you for seven years.

  • Doesn't that... Yeah, but in my book, that is a commitment.

  • Yeah. Do we have to talk about this now?

  • This is the only thing we ever fight about.

  • Yeah, because look at what marriage does to people.

  • I'm not watching it. It's just on.

  • Look at what marriage does. Look at our married friends. Look at our divorced friends.

  • Look, I'll be back in Detroit tomorrow. We'll talk about this then, okay?

  • Yeah, well, I'll make time.

  • - [Laughing] - [Ted Koppel On TV] Just who is Morrie Schwartz?

  • And why, by the end of the night...

  • are so many of you going to care about him?

  • Janine, hang on one second.

  • [Announcer On TV] This is ABC News Nightline.

  • - One second. - Reporting from Washington, Ted Koppel.

  • [Ted Koppel] Tonight, Morrie... Lessons on Living.

  • Morrie is going to die.

  • He suffers from a disease called ALS...

  • better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

  • Morrie Schwartz is a retired sociology professor...

  • from Brandeis University who is dying of ALS.

  • Morrie does not have long to live.

  • I'm on the last great journey here, one we all gotta take.

  • Maybe I can teach people what to pack for the trip.

  • - [Click, Dial Tone] - Janine? Hello?

  • Or maybe my dying can be of value...

  • something we can all learn from, like a... a human textbook.

  • I've been a teacher all my life. You think I'm gonna quit now?

  • [Morrie Laughing]

  • [Woman On Phone] Detroit Free Press. How may I direct your call?

  • [Woman #2 On Phone] Thank you for calling the Detroit Free Press.

  • I'm just getting to work. Let me call you back, okay? Very good. How are you?

  • - Mitch, tomorrow's page. - Oh, excellent.

  • - Congratulations. - On what? The column? It was all right.

  • A little rushed. Oh, it's official, huh? Baseball strike is over.

  • Yeah, which means I need you in Florida for spring training.

  • You thought it was rushed? It read terrific.

  • - I mean congratulations on your sweet little TV deal. - Thank you.

  • - Walter, local TV, one show a week. - Books and the radio show...

  • - Take 20 words out. - My column comes first, Walter.

  • - How many hours you got in your day? - What difference does it make?

  • - You're spreading yourself a little thin. - As long as I deliver.

  • You think you can find time to write a piece for the strike ending tomorrow?

  • - [Answering Machine] Hi, this is Janine. - It's a personal call.

  • - Say hello toJanine for me. - Please leave a message. [Machine Beeps]

  • Hello. Hello, it's me. Will you pick up, please?

  • [Sighs] Janine? Janine, you have to talk to me sometime.

  • Will you pick up the phone, please?

  • [Sighs] All right. Um...

  • I'll, uh... I'll come by work, I guess.

  • I love you.

  • ****[Women Harmonizing]

  • Great column today, man. So, we finally got baseball back, or what?

  • I think the fans should go on strike.

  • - [Men Laughing] - What's up, you guys?

  • Oh, hold it for a second. Something's not right here.

  • Take a break for a second, ladies. Mitch, make yourself useful. Give me an F-sharp.

  • - F-sharp. - [Striking Note]

  • - Hey. - Hey.

  • I've been trying to call. Are you, uh, ever gonna talk to me again?

  • I was talking to you last night... you and the TV...

  • and then I sort of got the idea that you didn't want to talk.

  • I got some bad news last night. A guy I used to know...

  • A teacher of mine back in college is sick. He's gonna die.

  • Oh, Mitch, I'm sorry. Were you very close to him?

  • I used to be, yeah.

  • Uh, okay, y'all, let's try this.

  • [Sighs] We both gotta work on our phone manners.

  • [Chuckles]

  • I love you.

  • I love you too.

  • [Man] Okay, let's just pick this up, ladies.

  • [TV Sportscaster, Indistinct]

  • It's not just Morrie. I haven't kept in touch with anybody from college.

  • The reunions, the mail... Who's got time for that stuff?

  • Well, I wish I had a teacher like that.

  • No, he was more than just a teacher. He was... what... like a force.

  • [Crowd Cheering]

  • At this basketball game once, we were all chanting...

  • "We're number one! We're number one," right?

  • So I see Morrie a couple rows down, he's eyeing us, he's giving us all this look.

  • All of a sudden he stands up and says...

  • "What's wrong with being number two?"

  • He actually wanted to discuss that right in the middle of the game.

  • - Thank you. - Thank you.

  • Made a really big difference in my life, and I never even thanked him.

  • Well, you talk about him as if he were already dead. You could still go see him.

  • He's in Boston. When am I gonna find time to go to Boston?

  • Well, make time, if he meant that much to you.

  • You're on the road half your life. Why can't you make time for one trip to Boston?

  • - Why are you getting upset? - Why do you have such a problem making time in your life...

  • - Hey, you're that guy Mitch Albom, right? - Yeah. Hey...

  • - Hey, man, I read your column every day. - Thank you.

  • - I've got an idea for a column. - Guys, I'm in the middle here.

  • - Gotcha. Hey, we'll talk later? - I get ideas all the time.

  • Great. Sorry.

  • - [TVSportscaster, Indistinct] - [Sighs] Anyway...

  • the truth is, it's too late.

  • All these years I haven't sent the guy a postcard. How am I gonna face him now?

  • - [Crowd Cheering] - Mitch, think...

  • Hey, think of him. Think about how much it would mean to him.

  • At least call him.

  • In hockey last night, with the play-off berth at stake and visions of the golden cup...

  • [Mitch Narrating] I lived on the phone, made dozens of calls a day.

  • Why couldn't I make one to a dying man?

  • The simple answer was guilt, but it was more than that.

  • I was afraid of seeing him now.

  • I had a thing about death.

  • - Here's my buddy! - Hey!

  • Hey. You're one of the special ones, Mitch.

  • You're gonna keep in touch, you gotta promise me.

  • - I promise. - [Mitch Narrating] I failed that promise.

  • - [Phone Ringing] - I also had a thing about failure.

  • - [Janine On Phone] Hello? - Hey, it's me.

  • - Hey. - Well, you were right. I can't work.

  • I can't even think here. I gotta do something. About Morrie, I mean.

  • - Are you gonna go see him? - Yeah, it's one trip to Boston.

  • - Quick little visit, say I'm sorry and say good-bye. - [Sportscaster, Indistinct]

  • Well, roll back the tape. Let me hear the playback again.

  • - [Sportscaster Continues] - Okay. Mm-hmm.

  • - [Tires Skidding] - Oh, damn it!

  • - What? - No, no, no. I just spilled some coffee.

  • Go-Go ahead. Let me hear the playback.

  • Yeah, I'm listening. That sounds fine. Just go with that.

  • - What? Take three? - Yes. Is there a lot more?

  • - Seven takes. - You know what? We're gonna have to do this, uh, later.

  • Sorry. Dropped my keys.

  • It's Mitch. Mitch Albom?

  • I called. I-I spoke to your wife.

  • I don't get a hug after 16 years?

  • [Laughing]

  • My ol' buddy, you came to see me at last.

  • Let's eat.

  • [Laughing, Sniffing]

  • Well, I see you still like to eat as much as ever.

  • Oh, boy, dig in, huh? Help yourself.

  • Come on. Make yourself comfortable.

  • - Okay. - Looks great.

  • [Slurping]

  • - [Clears Throat] - [Phone Ringing]

  • Well, you look great. Really.

  • - Really. The same. - Morrie? Excuse me. Can you talk?

  • No. Get a name if you could, Connie, 'cause I'm with my buddy now, huh?

  • I spend half the day on the telephone.

  • Now that I'm dying, people are taking more of an interest in me.

  • Ah, big celebrity now. How's that feel being a big TV star?

  • I mean, you know, you were always interesting, but, uh...

  • I thought so.

  • This-This one class... Do you remember this, Morrie?

  • Um, you didn't say anything. You remember that? You just stared at us.

  • - Hmm. - We all trooped in with our notebooks ready...

  • waiting for you to start casting pearls, and nothing.

  • Five minutes go by. Ten minutes.

  • We started panicking. "Why isn't the guy saying anything?"

  • Finally, after like... I think it was 20 minutes of that...

  • and we really can't take it anymore, you say, very quietly...

  • - "What's happening here?" - Exactly right. "What's happening here?"

  • That's exactly what you said. You were making a point about silence.

  • What is it about silence that makes people uneasy, huh?

  • Right.

  • Why do people only feel comfortable when they're filling the air with words?

  • Hmm?

  • [Chuckles]

  • Should I tell you what it's like? Dying?

  • That's another subject that makes people uncomfortable.

  • We'll get to it later. You know, right now I gotta go to the commode.

  • Are you up to, uh, giving me a hand?

  • Um... sure.

  • Well, now wait a minute. I better get Connie. It takes an expert.

  • - [Bell Rings] - [Morrie] Connie, uh...

  • [Clears Throat]