Posted at 12:01 PM on June 25, 2009
by Sanden Totten
Michael Kinsell had a dream. He wanted to be the next Mr. Rogers.
But there were a few problems. No top tier Hollywood stars had agreed to come. No performances were lined up and Michael Kinsell was not about to host a show on PBS. But some how, this optimistic 18 year old entrepreneur managed to string along a handful of people, promoters and reporters . . . at least for a little while.
Dru Sefton spoke with Kinsell a number of times over the last few months. She covered the story for Current.org. I spoke with her the other day to get her take on what motivated Kinsell. Was he running a scam? Did he believe his own story? Sefton says she still doesn't know. In her 30 years of reporting she has never met a man like Kinsell: