HIS third grader to be featured on national TV show April 2018

Published 11:11 am Tuesday, September 12, 2017

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–After making his trip to New York to be featured on the national TV show the “Harry Connick Jr. Show,” Helena Intermediate School third grader Brodie Powell now knows when his segment will air.

Powell flew to New York City with his family the week of Aug. 28, where he was featured on the show because of his unique talent using his strong memory.

Powell has the ability to recite every single U.S. president in order with lightning speed. In addition to this ability, he can also name several facts about many of the U.S. presidents.

Powell and his mom Rachael Starnes spent several days in New York and visited the TV studio on Aug. 30. Starnes said Powell got the opportunity after submitting a video reciting all the presidents in order to producers of the show.

Once producers saw the tape, they conducted a face time interview with Powell and subsequently chose him to come be on the show.

Powell became interested in history and the U.S. president’s during his time at Helena Elementary School.

“He was Abraham Lincoln last year for the living president’s day at Helena Elementary School and ever since then he’s been so interested,” Starnes said. “He catches on so quickly and his memory is incredible.”

Powell’s segment on the show will air on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

The Harry Connick Jr. show can be seen in the Birmingham market on ABC on weekdays at 3 p.m. and midnight.

For more information on the show, visit Harrytv.com.