Meet Mitch, an accomplished journalist who's driven solely by his career, and Morrie, Mitch's former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to learn that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's disease. The two reunite and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. Tuesdays With Morrie was written by nationally acclaimed Sports Journalist and ESPN Sports Commentator Mitch Albom, with Jeffrey Hatcher. Richard Pegg directs. The show stars Roger Simon and Scott McLean. The book upon which the play is based was published in 1997 and spent more than six years on the USA Today best-seller list. It was made into a television movie in 1999, with Jack Lemmon playing the role of Schwartz and Hank Azaria as Albom.