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Caption: Brian Hand ’79, at left, lines up with some buddies prior to his Penn State days.

Nearly 70 forty minute interviews, 5 cities, in 12 days.  “The Joe We Know” Crew took it to the streets to find out what men had done with the lessons learned during their time in “The Grand Experiment.  Back roads, cheap motels, fast food, long hours and repeated set up and tear down of the film set.  How did it happen?

We’re excited that you want to be a part of The Joe We Know and The Grand Experiment. If you are a player, manager, or coach who worked with JoePa and have a story to tell, we’d like to discuss how we can film your tale. Just click the link below for our contact form, and a representative of our Production Team will respond and discuss upcoming filming opportunities. We are currently scheduling for the weekend of the Blue-White game (April 21-22) and the first Penn State home game (September 1).We can also be contacted via our email address: info@grandexperiment.orgAgain thank you for your interest in The Joe We Know and The Grand Experiment!

Lions’ Tales

A multimedia tribute to Coach Paterno & The Grand Experiment

Men of different races, professions, ages, and religions gathered to share their stories of “The Grand Experiment” at Penn State.  The TJWK Crew traveled to 5 cities and interviewed nearly 70 men in 12 days.  One result was the film, “The Joe We Know”.  In addition, two volunteer professionals and a volunteer team of Penn State students reviewed and edited each 40 minute interview to produce shorter videos – Lions’ Tales.  In contrast to conventional belief web users will not watch a video any longer than two minutes, we believe it takes time to absorb wisdom.  The age old ritual of listening to a story on the porch is available through Lions’ Tales.

Grab a cup of your favorite drink, plug in your ear buds, and watch these vignettes.  You will see the attributes of respect, loyalty, justice, hope, honesty, and courage wrapped in the discipline and love of “The Grand Experiment”.  Great coaches over a six decade period molded several thousand young men and equipped them to use their gifts to change the world for the better.

We hope you enjoy listening to these men as much as we did.  Sip gently and listen carefully!

Galleries by Decade

We’ve organized the Lions’ Tales tributes by decade – click on a time period below for photos, videos, mementos and other surprises.

1960s 1970s 1980s
1990s 2000s

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