Remembering those who lost the war

On the Fourth of July we always celebrate the winners, the people who won our independence and set up our country, but what happened to the losers? No, not...

From bad hair day to pay day

Today’s American Story with Bob Dotson comes from Williamstown, N.J., where a teenager thinks she’s found the key to success. It’s not a question of being dealt...

‘Young’ senior citizens rock out

Today's American Story with Bob Dotson comes from Northampton, Mass., home to a group of the most unlikely movie stars. “Eyeeeeee feel Good!” Dora Morrow...

A master of music and medicine

Today's American Story with Bob Dotson comes from Los Angeles, where I found a young man who climbed the ladder of success and found it leaning against the...

Spring break for the homeless

Today's American Story with Bob Dotson comes from Wilmington, Delaware, where I happened upon a man who is taking some of his homeless neighbors on a Florida...

Remembering a soulful singer

Sometimes it feels as if I started in this business back when the earth was cooling. When I was a young storyteller, we shot film. Spliced pictures together...

Art for hospitality

Few of us willingly go out beyond the limits of our settled lives. Certainly, most would be reluctant to do what Jim Mott does. The successful, middle-aged...

An inspiring autistic artist

One of my favorite stories last year was about a son who had not said a sentence to his mother in two decades. He could not express a complex thought. But hope...

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