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The Joe We Know: Raleigh, NC

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Met Life

101 Metlife Way

Cary, NC 27513

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"The Joe We Know," an Emmy-award winning feature documentary film about legendary Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno, will be presented on Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 pm at Met Life's auditorium. This event is hosted by the Triangle Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. Local lettermen Brian Masella ‘75 will introduce the film and lead the post-film discussion.

Although film tickets are free, donations in the suggested amount of $10 per person will also be accepted to help defray costs. Any monies collected above costs will be donated to the chapter’s scholarship fund in Paterno's name. The screening will be followed by a producer's talk and audience question and answer period. Doors open at 6:00 pm. To reserve tickets and preview highlights of the film, please visit: www.grandexperiment.org.

Former Nittany Lions players share their personal stories in the film, highlighting the inspiration of their mentor and coach. These men, who have gone on to become professional athletes, doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers and more, credit Paterno and his “Grand Experiment” football program for their professional and personal success.

Originally envisioned as a surprise 85th birthday gift for Paterno, the film was shot in January 2012 in 12 days in five cities — State College, Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Seventy athletes from six decades were interviewed. Paterno died three days after filming was complete, unaware of the film's existence.

The Raleigh event is presented by the Triangle Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association and the Lettermen who are the movie's producers. The groups are focused on promoting the values espoused by Coach Paterno, educating the public about Paterno’s persistent integrity, and securing a fair legacy for the coach.

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