Undepravity: The Homeless Man With the Golden Voice
Doral Chenoweth, a photographer/videographer shot this piece for The Columbus Dispatch about a homeless man named Ted Williams roaming the streets of Columbus, OH, looking for his second chance.
The response to this video has been amazing: an anonymous listener offered a morning talk show in Columbus $15,000 to hire him: WBNS-TV asked Williams to narrate promotional spots for its “One Day to End Homelessness” telethon; the Ohio Credit Union League presented him with $10,000 in exchange for voice-over work; and the Cleveland Cavaliers offered the Brooklyn native a full-time job and a free house.
This reddit page has a bunch of updates on Ted and the many people who are covering his story, or are trying to help him.
And today Ted made his on-air debut today courtesy of Dave & Jimmy and WNCI 97.9.
UPDATE: follow-up to the story from the Columbus Dispatch