He was an addict and a drug dealer profiting off of a business that destroys so many life. But he is living a much different life today. Things only turned around when a dog came into his life. Tom Foreman has his American Journey.
Anderson takes a look at a remarkable documentary called "American Promise." Two African American boys literally grow up in front of the camera over the course of the film. It follows them in painful detail as they struggle to navigate a new school, where blending in is virtually impossible.
Anderson spoke with filmmakers Dr. Joe Brewster and Michele Stevenson, who are also the parents of one of the boys featured in "American Promise."
What would you do if you found out you had a terminal illness? How would you spend your remaining days? For one high school English teacher, the answer was to set off on a quest that ended up being even more gratifying than he ever expected.Tom Foreman has the story of his American Journey.
Bao Bao the giant panda cub was born at the National Zoo back in August. She quickly became a star of the zoo's popular pandacam. Just days from now, Bao Bao will make her public debut in front of zoo visitors. Tom Foreman looks at how this panda is playing a key role in the fight to revive her species.
Maya Angelou is a poet, author and a civil rights pioneer. She wrote and recited a tribute to Nelson Mandela on behalf of the American people. It was posted online by the State Department. She has also known Mandela for decades and spoke to Anderson about his enduring impact.
As the nation pauses to remember President John F. Kennedy today, there was another killing in Dallas on that horrible day. A 39-year-old Dallas police officer named J.D. Tippit was killed by the man who shot John F Kennedy. Officer Tippit died in the line of duty and became part of history. We remember him in tonight's American Journey.
In the days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, survivors in hard hit areas had no way to communicate with the outside. That left loved ones around the world wondering whether their relatives were still alive. Anderson tells the story of one California family's long distance reunion.
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