Sunday, February 5, 2012


I have never used my blog to promote a television show before, but tonight, about five minutes ago, we finished watching the Pilot episode of a new series and it had such an effect on me that I felt COMPELLED to write this post.

The show is called "Touch" and stars Kiefer Sutherland. The pilot was televised last week on Fox; however the actual premiere of the series is not until March 18.

  • If you think Kiefer Sutherland's life-defining role was as Jack Bauer in 24 (as I did), you MUST watch this show.
  • If you are (or have ever been) an educator (or anyone that works with kids), you MUST watch this show.
  • If you or someone you know was PERSONALLY affected by 9/11, you MUST watch this show.
  • If you know ANYONE that has a child with autism, you MUST watch this show.
  • OR if you believe in the INTERCONNECTEDNESS amongst mankind, you MUST watch the show.

I have been profoundly effected by the 40-something minutes that the pilot lasted to the point that my heart felt truly gripped...... the tears ran down my face as a myriad of emotions ran through me. 

Flashes of a 7 year old boy named Tyler G ran through my mind as I remembered the hours we spent together in the mid 90s, my striving toward the smallest recognition that he understood the things I was trying to teach him... and as the show ended, I remember those few, yet PRECIOUS, moments when he and I connected. Tyler is in his early 20s and I was reminded today, as I watched this show, that he taught me WAY more about mankind and human connections than I ever taught him about language and words.

Please do yourself a favor. 
Watch the pilot of TOUCH.
If you live outside of the US and cannot see it on, you can watch it here:
It will be the best 40-something minutes you spend all week. I promise.


TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

Good to know, I will definitely check it out! I trust your judgement ;)

LadyFi said...

Ooo - this looks really exciting and meaningful!

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