Homeless Radio Announcer: Is Fame Too Much?

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Has the bright lights of the media attention for once-homeless radio announcer Ted Williams proven to be too bright?

Williams became an overnight sensation in early January thanks to a YouTube video that captured him using his radio voice to solicit cash on the streets of Columbus, Ohio.

He was quickly offered high-profile jobs and big money. Network producers couldn't wait to tell his rags-to-riches story.

But his star quickly faded.

Now, Williams has entered rehab for the alcohol addiction that has plagued him for years.

So many are asking what happened to him?

"Some of us believe that fame and its frequent companion, fortune, are enough to get the job done." Miami Herald columnist, Leonard Pitts, wrote. "It solves all problems, fixes all shortcomings, makes all things OK."

"Except that fame actually does none of those things," he continued. "Fame does not change what you are; it only magnifies it."

What can be learned from Williams' sudden fall from fame? CBN News anchor Lee Webb spoke with Bishop Harry Jackson, chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, for insight, on CBN Newswatch program Thursday, Jan. 20.

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