After Effect: My Tale of Two Cities

Hundreds gathered at the Congressional Auditorium in the newly renovated Capitol Visitor Center for last Tuesday’s screening of “My Tale of Two Cities”. Members of Congress sat among Pittsburgh expats, Capitol Hill enthusiasts, and urban planning aficionados to share love of community, and what it takes to be a great city, and a great neighbor.

Following the film Newsweek’s Howard Fineman led a prestigious panel of community and business leaders, pictured right to left is: Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA); Franco Harris, Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steeler, Philanthropist and Businessman; Dok Harris, Entrepreneur and Businessman; Steve Moore, Executive Director ,Washington D.C. Economic Development Partnership’s; and the film’s writer/director, Carl Kurlander

Co-Sponsor Bill Flanagan of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce commented, “As I sat in the audience during the screening and the panel discussion that followed, I was struck not so much by what Pittsburgh could “teach Washington,” the question Howard Fineman had posed, but by [how] much our “neighborhoods” share. Having visited Capitol Hill off and on for close to 45 years [I have] witnessed the transformation of the neighborhood east of the Capitol first hand, I couldn’t help but notice how similar the “recipe” was for community transformation in both places.”

In the end, it was special guest Mr. McFeely, of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, that made the biggest splash. The ‘No-Singing’ rule couldn’t stop him from speaking the lyrics of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” the traditional close out for most “My Tale of Two Cities” screenings.
Read Michael Neibauer’s article Shhhh! – No Singing at the US Capitol Visitor Center

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