CBS: On the Road
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ALS Patient Devotes Life to Random Acts of Kindness (OTR)
Steve Hartman reconnects with Chris Rosati, a man who has devoted the rest of his life to encouraging others to commit acts of kindness.
ALS Patient Continues Random Acts of Kindness (OTR)
As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman reconnects with Chris Rosati, whose charitable initiative BIGG - Big Ideas for the Greater Good - is encouraging random acts of kindness towards strangers. Rosati, who suffers from ALS, recently held a red carpet premiere, where videos celebrating the BIGG way of life were on display for all to see.
America's Oldest Teacher has No Plans to Retire (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Agnes Zhelesnik, America's oldest living teacher. Zhelesnik's husband didn't approve of her working, so she didn't start her career until the age of 81. Now closing in on her 100th birthday, she still has no plans to leave the classroom.
Basketball Team Gets Miracle Assist (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets a basketball team whose junior guard dedicated a crucial game to a friend he lost to cancer. When the game came down to the wire, something remarkable happened.
Basketball Team Manager Gets His Big Shot (OTR)
Steve Hartman reports on an incredible act of sportsmanship and kindness that brought a mother to tears.
Blind HS Teacher’s Remarkable Success (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman reports on Jim Hughes, a blind high school history teacher who has developed an uncanny ability to verbalize information to his students.
A Chef on a Highway to Heaven (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman profiles Bruno Serato, a restaurant owner in Anaheim, Calif., who has made exceptional sacrifices to feed his gourmet meals to poor children.
Conn. Man Restores Dignity "with a little off the top" (OTR)
In our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Joe Cymerys, 83, who left launched a second career bringing the human touch to homeless people who need it the most.
Cop Gives No Excuses For Record # of Complaints (OTR)
This beat Cop gives the perfect example of how to do a tough job and actually gets positive reactions from the people he writes tickets to.
The Custodian Who Became a Counselor (OTR)
Steve Hartman tells the story of Charles Clark, custodian at Trinity High School, in Euless, TX. Over the years, Clark became a mentor to many of the school's kids, while still taking pride in his custodial work.
Disabled Man Finds Home at Michigan Firehouse (OTR)
A firehouse is a special place, where the crew becomes one big family. Steve Hartman reports from Lansing, Mich., where the members of Fire Station One have made welcome a mentally-handicapped man for almost 60 years.
A Father's Gift to His Daughters (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Chris Rosati who after receiving a diagnosis for a terminal illness, made a conscious decision to spread as much kindness as he could, serving as a lasting lesson for his daughters. Steve Hartman reports.
The Gainesville Tornadoes Thank Their Unexpected Fans (OTR)
At a Gainesville, Texas, juvenile correction facility for felony offenders, one of the few perks, for very good behavior, is a chance to leave the prison a few times a year to play basketball. Steve Hartman reports on the surprise awaiting the Gainesville Tornadoes, who usually have no cheering fans, when they visited Vanguard College Prep in Waco.
Grand Theft Donut (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Chris Rosati, a man with Lou Gehrig's Disease who cooked up a plan to steal a Krispy Kreme truck and give away its contents.
Kids Earn Their Keep, One Pedal at a Time (OTR)
As part of our continuing series, "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets 11-year-old America Rice, who works as a bike mechanic at a non-profit on the Jersey shore where kids are rewarded with a free bicycle for their work.
Letters To Teen Show the Kindness of Strangers (OTR)
Steve Hartman meets Noah Brocklebank, a 7th grader from Baltimore whose life was saved by strong words of encouragement.
The Lost Art of Thank You Notes (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman learns how putting pen to paper and sending thank you notes can improve your personal life.
Medal of Friendship (OTR)
As part of the series "On The Road," Steve Hartman meets a young woman in Matawan, N.J., determined to help her elderly co-worker recover his stolen World War II medals.
Meet a Superhero with a Soft Touch (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets Jonathan Stoklosa, who has the power to lift your spirits and just about anything else.
Meet the Team That Moved Their Game (OTR)
In the opening seconds of her first college basketball game, Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill made the shot heard 'round the world. The story of her terminal brain cancer and her celebration in spite of it has been told all over the globe. But while most news cameras were focused on the celebration at center court, or the crowd of 10,000 cheering fans, our cameraman noticed something else remarkable. Steve Hartman reports.
Middle School Football Players Secret Play (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets the Olivet Eagles, a middle school football team who took a fledgling player under their wing and executed what may be the most successful play of all time.
Noah’s Dream Catcher Network (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman tells the story of a 12-year-old named Noah who raised enough money to keep his grandmother from going into foreclosure.
Ohio Boy Pays it Forward (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets an 8-year-old boy who found $20 in a parking lot and was thinking of spending it on a new video game. That changed when he saw the man in uniform.
Pass it Forward (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman tells the story of Bob Hoffman and his "Pass it Forward" mission to inspire Americans to perform random acts of kindness.
Paying it Forward, Jayden Style (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman visits a Michigan couple whose loss of a child has inspired a thousand acts of kindness.
Principal has Something to Smile About (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets an elementary school principal in Port Barre, La., whose road to success started in an unexpected place.
Prisoners Get the Granny Treatment (OTR)
As part of our continuing series, "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets an 81-year-old woman from Kansas who brings her sweet, soft touch to the razor wire world of Lansing Correctional.
Pittsburgh Detective Thinks Outside the Box (OTR)
Jack Mook, a Pittsburgh police detective, took unusual steps when he discovered a troubling truth about two foster children. Steve Hartman reports.
Rich Without Money (OTR)
Dr. Bob Paeglow is a big-hearted doctor who makes no salary. He treats his patience for little or nothing. He tells Steve Hartman that he wanted to make a difference and is not doing it for the money.
Routine Taps Performance Brings Town to a Halt (OTR)
As part of the series "On The Road," Steve Hartman visited the Pacific Northwest where something happens every day that brings an entire neighborhood to a stop.
Saying Goodbye to a Local Legend (OTR)
As part of the series "On The Road," Steve Hartman revisits Woody Davis of Corbett, Oregon, who touched his local community with his generosity. Residents were able to return the favor during Davis' final months as he battled Lou Gehrig's disease.
Simple Act of Kindness Continues to Pay Dividends for Ohio Boy (OTR)
When Myles Eckert gave his $20 windfall to a soldier at an Ohio Cracker Barrel, he never imagined what would happen next. Steve Hartman follows up with one boy who has inspired so many to pay it forward.
Social Worker Takes Client as Her Son (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets one woman who has dedicated her life to making sure every child has a home. But Taylor presented a particular challenge -- until she realized he belonged with her.
Sowing the Seeds of Kindness (OTR)
Thomas Weller has two gardens: One in his backyard, where he grows morning glories -- and one on the highway, where he sows the seeds of kindness.
Spending a Fortune on the Less Fortunate (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman tells the story of Sal Dimicelli, a philanthropic real estate broker who has given away millions of his own personal fortune to the less fortunate.
Star Football Player Steps Out of His Comfort Zone (OTR)
As part of our continuing series “On the Road,” Steve Hartman meets Kathy Rackley who had a chance encounter with Malcolm Mitchell at a Barnes & Noble. She had no idea he was a star football player for the University of Georgia Bulldogs when she told him about her book club. And she had no idea what would happen next.
Teen Repays Father’s Debt (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets 15-year-old Christian Lunsford, who took it upon himself to repay 78-year-old widow Tona Herndon after his father robbed her during her most vulnerable moment.
Terminally Ill Basketball Player Gets Her Wish (OTR)
Every basketball player is up against the clock, but none more so than the brave young woman Steve Hartman and thousands of others watched in action.
A Tough Teacher's Alter Ego (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets the students of St. Francis High School near Los Angeles who thought they knew everything about their math teacher, Jim O'Connor. But what they found out at a local hospital taught them a life lesson.
An Unlikely Prom Coronation (OTR)
As part of our continuing series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets two Texas teens at opposite ends of the high school popularity spectrum who are nominated for prom king. The result was stunning.
Virginia man commutes 220 miles a day (OTR)
As part of our continuing "On the Road" series, Steve Hartman meets Thurmond Alford, who loves his D.C. job, and his family in Richmond so much that he commutes, round trip, 220 miles a day.
When Love Becomes an Instinct (OTR)
Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here. Steve Hartman reports.
With 4-Year Losing Streak, Hoops Team Goes For It (OTR)
It's not often a team is recognized for its losses. But in Minnesota, the Climax-Fisher High School Lady Knights have earned a reputation for losing 84 straight games. After years of losing, they got a chance to turn their fortunes around, only to get into serious foul trouble. With the game on the line, and only three players on the court, Steve Hartman brings us the story of a must-see ending.
Wrestling Cancer Away (OTR)
As part of the series "On the Road," Steve Hartman meets a high school wrestler whose dad was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer. The teen took it upon himself to try to make the disease disappear -- if only for a moment.