Buffalo makes impression on Mo Rocca

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – CBS Correspondent Mo Rocca was in western New York last week, learning a little more about our presidential history. News 4’s Teresa Weakley got the chance to talk with him about the impression Buffalo made on him.

A simple tweet, “Who’s the coolest person living in Buffalo?” created quite the firestorm for Rocca.

Rocca said, “Ya know I was overwhelmed and frankly a little stressed out by the response.”

He was looking for someone to eat wings with and ended up finding out just what Buffalo is all about.

Rocca said, “People here really love their town they really care about it, which is great, which frankly makes me want to come back here and do a profile on the whole city.”

Besides the wings, Rocca also spent time learning about our 13th president, Millard Fillmore, who had a home in East Aurora.

Rocca told us about the home. “They have this birthday party there every year and it is hilarious, people get into all sorts of costumes. One of the main people there does drag at Millard Fillmore’s house which I don’t know how well that would have gone over with people in the 1850’s, but they do singing and dancing and I thought, that doesn’t happen at Hyde Park or Monticello you know, at the marquee president homes like Mount Vernon there’s a real sense of ceremony. But I think I might prefer the way they roll at the Millard Fillmore house because they have a good time.”

After spending a little time here, Rocca sent out another tweet, this time about buffalove, which had me asking him if we can expect to see that special feature on the city itself.

Rocca said, “I’m telling you now that i’m gonna pitch it, you know I don’t run the network, yet, but I would do that.”

If he does, Rocca can expect the same warm, uniquely Buffalo welcome.

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