Thanks to my Twitter friend, Bill Voth who brought this to my attention. On CBS’ pregame program for today’s NCAA Men’s Basketball National Semifinals, The Final Four Show, it aired this feature on Chardon, Ohio and its attempts to get back to normal after a horrific shooting at the High School that took the lives of three students and injured two others.
Basketball gave them that sense of normalcy and inspiration. This is a 9 minute piece of pure emotion. We get to meet the football coach who saved lives plus the basketball team that took the first event after the shooting and made sure the town would be brought together.
Pete Radovich produced the feature and I can see this being nominated for a Sports Emmy next year. Very well done.
CBS Sports Network will air a half-hour special on Chardon, OH called “One Heartbeat” tonight at 10 ET.