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WTOL Editorial: Byron Pitts

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By WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon - email
Posted by Nicole Grzecki - email

Byron Pitts, the CBS News Correspondent, was in town this week as the guest speaker for Read for Literacy and Authors! Authors! I had a chance to meet him since I provided the introduction to his presentation. 

His new book, "Step Out on Nothing", is the remarkable story of how faith and family helped him conquer life's challenges.  Raised by a single mom in the south, Pitts was called mentally retarded as a young child and was functionally illiterate at 12  and he is a stutterer. 

Pitts refused to accept those labels and limitations.  His inspirational story should serve as a guide for us all.  Get the book.  Read it.  Read it to your kids.  His is a message of hope, perseverance and faith.  I think we could use some of that right now.

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