Showtime! Front of the Class on CBS!

Set your DVR’s now for an encore presentation of Front of the Class on CBS, Saturday, February 6th at 8pm (est). Please be sure to spread the word to friends and family members. This is one movie you will not want to miss. And if you have already seen it once, you know you’ll want to see it again.

If you have Tourette syndrome or you know someone who faces a challenge in life, this is a movie that could change your life. Teachers, don’t miss this movie! If you don’t believe me, that’s ok. I’m not bias. But this is my new favorite movie of all time!

If you do miss it or you’re interested in owning a copy of the DVD, you can find it in your local Hallmark store or feel free to buy an autograph copy from my website. Click here to learn more.

To learn more about the Brad Cohen Tourette Foundation, visit our new website:

As always, I appreciate the support!

Cheers, Brad


25 Responses to “Showtime! Front of the Class on CBS!”

  1. dan lupariello Says:

    Hi Brad We met you several years ago in chicago camp. You have been an inspiration to my son frank who has Ts and to us. That trip was perhaps the biggest event in dealing with Franks Ts. He is a senior in college and has been accepted at many great colleges. He has accepted the challenge and in his college essay which was living his live with Ts he spoke of you and your influence on his life.Thank YOU!! Obviously the first 6 colleges he chose were not afraid to have a student with Ts as they all accepted him.We are so grateful to you Brad and so happy to see the movie is on again tonite. We too will be watching and rooting for Dave Pittman, he truly can sing great. Once again all the best to you and your family and thanks for helping our family in our travels in life with Ts You are just fabulous Thanx Dan Dotti and Frank Lupariello CONN.

  2. Cliff Says:

    We are enjoying this beautiful movie right now. Missed the first hour — hope it will come on again.

  3. Beth Bailey Says:

    Thank you! Your story is so rewarding. I wish I had a teacher like Mr. Cohen. I think everyone class should be required to see this movie to learn how different everyone are and maybe everyone can learn how to treat each other.

  4. Jill Proehl Says:

    Hi Brad!

    Just finished watching the movie, and I was moved…to tears. Not only because of your great attitude, but because you have endured some of the same experiences I have also had as a teacher! You are a bit younger than I am, so I never had the pleasure of sitting in Dr. Kasambira’s classes or Dr. Penelton’s classes with you, but I, too, went to Bradley and was an education major. And I teach at Ladue Middle – right near your old stomping grounds. Just wanted to stop by your blog and thank you for a nice February pick-up – you know how motivation can wane in February for us educators. Love the movie, and I loved the homage you paid Bradley! 🙂 Keep on keepin’ on!

  5. Sue Irving Says:

    I just finished watching this movie and I cant tell you how much I loved it! I cried the last 45 minutes but they were happy tears!! This is one of the BEST movies I have seen in a very very long time, I did not even leave the room once! BRAVO!!

  6. harvey mccormick Says:

    I learned I had tourettes when I was 31yrs old I am now 60. this is the 2nd time to see it and i cry because its me. And all the things we go through. WE just have to keep thinkng positive.
    our tourettes is what controls us. somtmes I just cant control It. thanks for airing this movie
    It just reminds me of what i have accomplished and to be grateful for what I have done
    Harvey mccormick

  7. Judy Harvey Says:

    I loved the movie. As a teacher, I respect your creativity in gaining and holding the students’ attention. Outstanding story. We need outstanding educators, and you certainly are one.

  8. Leslie Says:

    I happened to be flipping through channels and caught this movie. It was a Godsend. My son is 8 years old. He has always had small tics that haven’t really affected his life since the age of three. He is extremely bright. He taught himself to read at the age of 4 and is a math whiz. Last October, the tics became extremely severe and his life became a challenge. It was taking us hours to get through books that would have normally taken him 10 minutes to read before. His body was in constant motion and he had aches from all of it. He was even twitching in his sleep. It was then that we started going to Doctors and researching and we realized that he may have TS. We are very scared of what the future holds, as this is new to us. But this movie really helped me to realize that life will be okay for him. We just need to learn as a family how to cope and give him the skills he needs to succeed. In the past month, his tics have become manageable again. He has his first appointment with a ped neurologist on March 3rd.

    As an educator myself, in 11 years of teaching I have never had a TS child. I have had almost every other imaginable label, but not TS. It is hard to be on the other side of the table as the parent in the situation!!!!

    Thank you so much for helping children like mine. I am looking forward to reading your book.

  9. Kimberly Says:

    Hi Brad:

    From one elementary teacher to another – what an inspiring movie! It was just the movitation I needed tonight as I sit considering lesson plans for next week. Thanks and keep on teaching.

  10. JCR Says:

    To Hallmark your movie topics are always appropriate and set out to educate in an entertaining way – a way we will relate to and remember. Working in the education system I have seen the attitude change and other benefits of the greater public being educated on issues of difference. Thank you for this making this movie.

  11. Lindsey Says:

    I caught this in the late night encore presentation because my DVR was trying to tune to CSI. I am so glad it did, and not in the least sorry to have missed my favorite procedural! I am a teacher, and a fairly new one. I teach much older students than Mr. Cohen, but I see some who struggle with a variety of differences, and helping them be their best selves can be a real struggle. Watching someone with as much passion as he has is a true inspiration to teachers of all ages. I’ve never had a student with Tourette’s, though I teach science, so I am familiar with the disorder. However, I think Brad’s story is a much bigger picture than one disorder or one family. It is the job of teachers to help every student succeed with their own strengths and weaknesses…not in spite of them. I work on this every day, and don’t succeed as much as I would like. Thank you for the inspiration to keep on trying.

  12. Shelley Says:


    I watched the movie last night and want to thank you for sharing such an inspirational story. I have ordered the book and I am searching for a copy of the DVD to add to my library.

    I enjoying mentoring children who have difficulty fitting in, as I was one myself. Right now I am working with an autistic child bringing her into the dog show world as an outlet. Her parents have purchased two dogs from me as they have the steady temperament to handle the situation when she acts out.

    Your book will go right into my library along with the others who have touched me in an honest way.

    Thank you again,


  13. Amy Says:

    I just wanted to say that I found this show on last night before going to bed. I could take my eyes off of it. I stayed up until 1:00 pm just to see the end of it! What a great story!! I loved it. I’m inspired by it. Thank you for telling your story! Your a great person!

  14. Donna Says:

    Brad Just wanted to say I loved your story this past weekend. hope all is well and thanks for being an inspiration. I grew up with a guy in my high school that has TS. I ran into him a while back Sammy Rosenburg. He is using his Torrette as a DJ outlet. Brilliant I told him. Now I have my own heart in this matter as I have Central Auditory Processing Disorder. No job and unemployment vocational rehabilitation doesn’t seem to help me get a good matching job for my needs to be able to live. Any advice would bed wonderful. thanks

  15. Karl Says:

    Hi Brad–What a great movie. I was really moved by what I saw and think about some of the struggles my own 2nd graders face. I am looking into working your movie into our classroom for a character counts week. I think it would be great!

  16. Terry Says:

    What a great movie!I was just speaking with my daughter who is seeking a teaching position and was telling her what an inspirational story I saw on tv.It is a must see for every student, parent,and teacher.There are so many lessons to be learned for those who are open to receive.Perseverance, for the struggling student, acceptance and understanding and the excitement of teaching and learning for all.There are so much to glean from this movie.Hats off!
    I will be purchasing this DVD from the Hallmark website and have a movie night for all my family to see.
    Thank you and God Bless you.

  17. Tabitha Says:

    Thank you for sharing your life! It made me feel there are many more who understand my dear brother who has TS. Thank you for not letting TS controll your life and being an inspiration to others!

  18. Jason Kaplan Says:


    This is the only Hallmark movie I have ever seen. It was a brilliant portrayl of a TSer. No copralalia thank G-d. The movie’s angle is also what makes it great. It doesn’t deal with the disorder itself and what causes it – it deals with the heart of the matter – the emotions, the outcasting, the self-esteem rollercoaster, the constant ridicule that a child with TS goes through – and how it affects you on into adulthood.

    It also deals with how adults are even less willing to be educated about it than kids are – and how set in their ways and mean they can be. This part is what affected me the most. I actually wasn’t allowed to be friends with certain kids I got along with because their parents thought I was annoying.

    Quick story to go along with your countless stories – Couple of times, I went to bday parties at friend’s houses and their parents yanked me from the party and didn’t tell me why. They brought me to the front door where I found my mother waiting for me. My mom would be mad, convinced that I did something bad like fight or swear – for my friend’s mom to have asked me to leave. When my mom called the other mom to find out what it was that I did, she said it was because I was intentionally making noises and twitching. My mother felt horrible and apologized to me – the only time she’s ever done it 🙂 – and told the other mom what my deal was. Well, she didn’t care and I was never invited over again.

    The point here is: Whatever makes ignorant people tick (no pun intended), I sure don’t want to know.

    My wife made the comment that during watching the movie, my tics were non-existent…ironic, huh? Also

  19. Razvan Says:


    I’ve just finished watching the movie and was very impressed. It really moved me. I haven’t met anyone with Tourette, but I first heard about it when a soccer goalie (Tim Howard) transferred to the English club Manchester United. After reading about the syndrome I thought that it took a lot of will power to get to the US national team and play for Man U.
    Your story was moving and it touched a sensible part of my soul. Keep doing the things you do. I just happened to stumble upon the movie about you and something dragged me towards the TV set and kept watching until the end. After that I decided to look for information about you and the movie on the net and found this blog. Just wanted to say hi form thousands of miles away.
    Best of wishes,
    Razvan Michael, ROMANIA

  20. Tonya Says:

    My husband and I watched the Front of the Class on television. We both laughed and cried at several different scenes. It is amazing what you have accomplished! Your attitude, love for teaching and love for kids touched my heart! I also have shown the movie to my junior and senior classes, who loved the movie. My male students even teared up! We had just completed the nervous system in my senior class, so the movie was applicable to our content and yet it accomplished much more than any lecture I could have ever given. Thanks for sharing your story, for it has changed my life and the lives of my students forever… I received several emails from students to that effect! God bless you for all you are doing!
    Tonya, OHIO

  21. Angela Fitzpatrick Says:

    I enjoyed watching your movie. It is so inspiring to see how you never gave up. I have been teaching now for 5 years and is an aspiring administrator. I will be attending the TEPSA conference in a couple of weeks and look forward to hearing you speak. When I saw you were a speaker I was really excited because I was in the movie. 🙂 Well I was filmed but my portion was not used, but my truck was. What an inspiration you are to me and many others! May God continue to bless you and all the lives you touch!

  22. Angela Fitzpatrick Says:

    What an inspiration you are to me!

  23. ozzlen Says:

    i watched this book at school about four days ago and i know that if i had a teaher with this i would havae probly laughed intill i watched this i cryed adn cryed because this is such inspiration to mee . i love yuu

  24. lidiana Says:


    Para o:

    Traduzir texto ou página da webBrad,,,é com muito prazer que estou te escrevendo ,assisti o seu filme e chorei do começo até ao fim…uma lição de vida… maravilhoso… sou professora e muito me serviu…jpa tenho a fama de trabalhar com crianças especiais…e e sua historia só veio a reforçar a minha garra e força nesta luto… memso poruqe meu filho de TDH…;E estou aprendendo a trabalhar crianças com estas diferenças vc é lindoooooooooooooo maravilhosooooooooo apaixonate… meu irmaozinho em deus… muita luz sou brasileira..escrevi sua carta no google que faz a tradução por mim. desculpe pelos erros.. sua amiga e irmã eternamente lidiana favaretro marques
    Digite um texto ou endereço de um site ou traduza um documento.
    Tradução do português para inglês
    Brad, it is with great pleasure that I’m writing you, I watched your movie and I cried from beginning to end … one life lesson …
    wonderful …
    I am a teacher and has served me very … jpa have a reputation for working with special kids … and he and his story only came to strengthen my grip and strength in this fight …
    plumb ’cause my son … TDH, and I’m learning to work with children these differences
    vc is lindoooooooooooooo
    apaixonate …
    my little brother in god …
    ‘m from Brazil .. I wrote the letter on google who translates for me.
    sorry for the mistakes ..
    her friend and sister forever
    Lidiana favareto marques

  25. Betty Says:

    I watched the movie with tears and tissue.It’s pretty inspiring and enlightening

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