From Illiteracy and Stuttering to ’60 Minutes’

Step_Out_on_NothingI read a terrific book while flying to the Middle East this week.

CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts, who is on the School of Communications Advisory Board at Elon, is the author of “Step Out on Nothing.”

The book tells the story of his functional illiteracy and stuttering problems that went deep into his schooling years, and how faith, family and friends helped him overcome enormous obstacles to become a correspondent for the nation’s premier news show “60 Minutes.”

Pitts writes about how his love for words is the result of his long struggle with literacy, and he tells about his broadcast journalism career leading to CBS News assignments in Afghanistan and Iraq and ultimately to “60 Minutes.”

His advice?  “Never say you’ll try. Say you will.”

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