Alumna Returns to Campus with CBS and Comedian Mo Rocca

Dartmouth Now

May 20, 2011

By Steve Smith

Many Dartmouth graduates return to campus, but not all bring a television crew and a popular comedian. CBS Sunday Morning producer Mary Lou Teel ’78 did just that recently when she and Mo Rocca taped a segment about a Dartmouth cabin-building effort on Gilman Island. The piece is scheduled to air on CBS Sunday Morning, which is broadcast at 9 a.m. ET, on May 29.

“We had two days of glorious weather in one of the most beautiful corners of the world, ” said Teel, who traveled to and from the island with CBS cameraman Eric Teed via a pontoon boat. Rocca and the students paddled in canoes. “The students were enormously generous with their time and talents, and made us feel right at home. Eric even tried the rope swing, and pronounced it the best day ever.”

Teel first learned of the project to rebuild Titcomb Cabin from Rocca, who read about it in Popular Mechanics magazine.

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