ARCHIVED: J.J. Abrams '88 appears in White House TEACH Campaign to discuss his most influential teacher: “Before Joe Papaleo, I was a guy who wrote. But after Joe, I was a writer.”

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Film and television mogul J.J. Abrams '88 appears in the White House's new TEACH campaign, a series of videos in which prominent Americans share stories about the teacher or teachers that inspired them most. Abrams credits Joseph Papaleo '49, Literature and Writing Faculty Emeritus (1960-1992), with transforming him from "a guy who writes" into "a writer."