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Local, USA Episodes

Mr. Connolly Has ALS

In New Hampshire, Concord High School Principal Gene Connolly was known for his non-stop energy and the innate ability to connect with the school’s 1,600 students. However, in 2014, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). MR. CONNOLLY HAS ALS follows his final year as principal, and invites students to ask questions - personal and tough - about living with the disease.

Premiere Date: June 11, 2018 | Runtime: 00:27:59

Season Local, USA: Season 3

About Local, USA

Produced in partnership with WTTW in Chicago, Local, USA is a half-hour, 13-week series that features fascinating stories of diverse people, culled from public television stations and independent producers from across the country, and curated around a single theme for each program.