YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ed O’Neill is supporting an effort to raise funds to complete a documentary about a colorful congressman in his native northeast Ohio.
Filmmaker Eric Murphy says he has a crowdfunding campaign to raise $17,500 to finish production and add a new ending to “Traficant: Congressman of Crimetown.”
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Former Congressman James A. Traficant Jr. died last month at age 73 following a tractor accident on his family’s farm near Youngstown.
O’Neill was interviewed for the documentary and added a narrative voice.
Depending on the amount pledged, backers can get anything from a free copy of the documentary and a “Beam me up” T-shirt to their names included in the credits and private screenings.
Backers who pledge at least $2,500 get lunch with O’Neill, the veteran actor who currently stars in the TV comedy series “Modern Family.”
O’Neill has signed books, artwork and other items for $1,000 pledges.
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