Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011

The Homeless Man with the Golden Voice

When a journalist filmed a panhandler who held a sign touting his "golden radio voice," a homeless man was thrust into an adoring, but ultimately harsh, spotlight. Ted Williams, a former radio announcer whose career dreams were dashed by drugs and alcohol, took his smooth baritone to countless morning talk shows and was given job offers from companies like the Cleveland Cavaliers. But Williams' redemption was sadly short-lived; the media glare resurfaced his criminal record and past family conflicts, and he checked into rehab twice this year.