Mitch Albom attended college at Brandeis. His favorite professor there was Morrie Schwartz, a sociology teacher. Albom went back to school to get a Masters in Journalism. Years later, he saw his old professor on the television show "Nightline", which was when he learned about Morrie's disease. This prompted Albom to get in touch with Morrie, which led to their final class together, documented in the book Tuesdays With Morrie.