As a way to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Monsignor Farrell's TV station WFBN, students at Farrell and at St. Joseph Hill Academy's TV studio and faculty were guests of three popular TV shows.
For starters, station students ventured over to the "Greg Gutfeld Show," the FOX News comedy and politics show modeled after traditional late-night talk shows.
After dinner at the studio, students got to witness firsthand the upfront of and behind the camera production of the show. Farrell junior James Chierchio said, "Going to FOX Studios was an interesting experience. It gave us the opportunity to see how a professional broadcast is done."
And St. Joseph Hill's Christie Chahwan said, "This has been an unforgettable and amazing experience to see the behind the scenes of the show."
Next up was a trip to ABC's "Good Morning America."
On the day of their trip, Farrell students were required to arrive at the Oakwood school by 4:30 a.m. in order to get to the studio in Times Square, where they were named "VIP" guests of the popular program and seen on the national broadcast several times during the show.
After the segment, co-host Robin Roberts met with the Farrell entourage to chat and snap photos.
And because the students were such a big hit, they were invited to a taping of the "$100,000 Pyramid Show" with host Michael Strahan.
But it wasn't until the show began that students learned why they ventured to that particular show.
WFBN-TV, Brother Paul Hannon, who grew up in Boston and is a big New England Patriots fan, wanted to see Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman and superstar and recently retired Rob Gronkowski.
Students were delighted to interact with the Super Bowl champion players and take in the game show set, to air June 9 on ABC-TV.
The 21st anniversary show brought back "Fuzz on the Lens" founder and director Michael Leavy to co-host the show. Michael is a 2008 Farrell alum and was previously a co-anchor before being named lead anchor during the 2007-2008 school year.
A cake cutting ceremony immediately followed with Farrell's new principal, Lawrence Musanti.