Mo Rocca

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Location: Moody Performance Hall
Promotional Partner: KERA
In conversation with Krys Boyd of KERA



Beloved humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca delivers Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Retelling, an entertaining and rigorously researched celebration of the dead people (and things) of the past who have long fascinated him. Inspired by his #1 hit podcast of the same name, the book includes all new essays on artists, entertainers, sports stars, political pioneers, founding fathers, and more, providing an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us. 

Mo Rocca is host of the CBS series The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and he created and hosted the Cooking Channel’s My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which he learned to cook from grandparents across America. He is a frequent panelist on NPR’s hit show Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!, and spent four seasons as a correspondent on both Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2015 Mo Rocca’s shows earned a total of five daytime Emmy nominations, with CBS Sunday Morning and Innovation Nation each winning for excellence in programming. He is the author of All the Presidents’ Pets, a historical novel about White House pets and their role in presidential decision-making.

“Mo Rocca has given us a candy bowl of tasty morsels: tales of fascinating folks that we don’t know enough about. It’s a joy for curious minds, and addictive reading.”

— Walter Isaacson, New York Times‒bestselling author of Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci


VIP Experience (limited quantity): Includes a hardcover copy of Mobituaries, front row seating and a priority pass for the book signing.
Public: $75
Regular Tickets
Public: $40
DMA/KERA Members: $30
Students: $20