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Who would beg to differ with Lee Greenwood when he sang, "I'm proud to be an American?" (No one except perhaps those freaky secessionists up in northern Vermont). But sometimes in loving America, we forget to love our individual states. Each has its own state bird, flower, tree, even soil and seashell. (Oregon's is the Hairy Triton. Gross). In Mo Rocca 'Cross America, humorist and actor Mo Rocca pays tribute to the specialness of our states. It's an evening of fun, factoids, prize giveaways and song, as Mo's friends sing about their home states. Country Roads, Take Me Home To...California, Here I come, Right Back...Home Again in Indiana! As any singer can tell you, a nation is only as strong as its weakest state. Mo Rocca, contributor to NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS' Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, is known for his off-beat new reports and satirical commentary. A former correspondent for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he can be heard regularly on NPR's hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait...Don't Tell me as well as All Things Considered. Creator and host of AOL's "Mo Rocca 180", Rocca's blog provides side-splitting and insightful observations on everything from the Presidential election to pop culture news.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Birdland, New York City