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Archie Manning tells all on Peyton Manning, Eli and more in a special Houston dinner

Archie Manning tells all on Peyton Manning, Eli and more at dinner

Susan Krohn, from left, Archie Manning and DeeDee and Wallis Marsh at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Susan Krohn, from left, Archie Manning and DeeDee and Wallis Marsh at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Stuart and Gaye Lynn Zarrow at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Stuart and Gaye Lynn Zarrow at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Spencer Tillman at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Spencer Tillman at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Soraya and Scott McClelland at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Soraya and Scott McClelland at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Monsour Taghdisi, left, and Henry Richardson at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Monsour Taghdisi, left, and Henry Richardson at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Mike and Mary Yenik at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Mike and Mary Yenik at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Lady Lorraine Palmer, from left, Ernie Manouse and Joanne King Herring at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Lady Lorraine Palmer, from left, Ernie Manouse and Joanne King Herring at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Kelly Krohn, from left, Susan Krohn and Lori Krohn at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Kelly Krohn, from left, Susan Krohn and Lori Krohn at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Kelly and Mary Lynn Rushing at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Kelly and Mary Lynn Rushing at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Gina and Mario Elie at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Gina and Mario Elie at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Elizabeth and Alan Stein at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Elizabeth and Alan Stein at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Diane Lokey Farb, from left, John Havens and Judith Oudt at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Diane Lokey Farb, from left, John Havens and Judith Oudt at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Cyndy and Thomas Roberts at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Cyndy and Thomas Roberts at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Photo by Kim Coffman
Susan Krohn, from left, Archie Manning and DeeDee and Wallis Marsh at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Stuart and Gaye Lynn Zarrow at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Spencer Tillman at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Soraya and Scott McClelland at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Monsour Taghdisi, left, and Henry Richardson at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Mike and Mary Yenik at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Lady Lorraine Palmer, from left, Ernie Manouse and Joanne King Herring at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Kelly Krohn, from left, Susan Krohn and Lori Krohn at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Kelly and Mary Lynn Rushing at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Gina and Mario Elie at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Elizabeth and Alan Stein at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Diane Lokey Farb, from left, John Havens and Judith Oudt at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013
Cyndy and Thomas Roberts at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner November 2013

It was SRO at Hotel ZaZa when NFL great Archie Manning took the spotlight, and charmed most if not all of the 470 guests, as keynote speaker at the Knowledge Arts Foundation dinner. Interviewed by CBS Sports' Spencer Tillman, Manning spilled the beans on what it was like raising three sons — Cooper, Peyton and Eli.  He also shared his thoughts on children in sports, education, the SEC and football today.

KAF founders Susan Krohn and Mary Yenik joined dinner chairs DeeDee and Wallis Marsh in high-fiving the evening's success. Close to $350,000 was raised for the program that helps teachers develop practical skills to manage their classrooms and their schools. It was a big night for foundation executive director Kelly Krohn.

Supporters in the mix included John Havens, Elizabeth and Alan Stein, Laurie and Tracy Krohn, Lori Krohn, Diane Lokey Farb, Donna Vallone, Lora Clemmons, Soraya and Scott McClelland, Sandy and Dr. Barney Barrett, Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, Denise Monteleone and Joanne King Herring.