|Posted by Stewart Brodian on July 31, 2013 at 2:20 PM|
A few months ago, I met with a Ben Franklin impersonator in Philadelphia.
Barry Stevens is his name and I interviewed him - along with two other Ben Franklins - for my cable TV show.
While we were talking about meeting, he told me about a colonial themed restaurant in Philadelphia where we could eat after the interview.
I have a nice colonial style coat so, I thought it'd be nice if he stayed in character, as Benjamin Franlin, and I would accompany him as Thomas Jefferson.
Then, I heard about a new cable TV show in Philadelphia called "Conversations Across Time".
The show has people portraying historical characters being asked on a panel about social issues of the past when compared to today.
Thomas Jefferson was one of the characters they were looking for - coincidence, huh?
They also needed someone to portray Abraham Lincoln - I already had the costume!