Character

Found! Profiles in Character

But not where you think!

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As reported by CBS Evening News Anchor Jeff Glor.

John Siciliano, a federal corrections officer in New Jersey, hasn’t received a paycheck since December 29, 2018 “and is about to miss a mortgage payment. The bank told … Read More

“To be courageous… requires no exceptional qualifications, no magic formula… whatever arena of life one may meet the challenge of courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces, if he follows his conscience – the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the Read More

Colman McCarthy is always a supportive friend but he’s much more.

From the pulpit: Colman McCarthy preaching the gospel of peace, justice and humanity.

The former Washington Post columnist retired to start The Center for Teaching Peace, a radical little group that has the … Read More

Homeless but Not Helpless

In a time of domestic chaos and conflict, CBS On the Road correspondent Steve Hartman updates his yearly story about Secret Santa… with twist, (Dec. 14).

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“A lot of people ignore the homeless, but folks rushing past Moses Elder might regret … Read More

$2 Million, $100 at a Time

Repeated every year by CBS News’ reporter Steve Hartman, this is one story of character and compassion I never get tired of.

One very wealthy and very grateful gentleman travels the country and hands out $100 to individuals in need.

CBS News cameras capture the … Read More

P.M. Forni, the early Italian Literature professor who asked all of us to choose civility, died earlier this month at his Maryland home.

As a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, Forni help found The Civility Project whose aim was to examine the importance of … Read More

Looking back on his life and presidency, George H. W. Bush made decisions consistent with specific ethical values. Here are seven illustrations.

1: Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last (Respect, Compassion) – Bush was always respectful. Even in the political fray, he never ridiculed or berated … Read More