Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: February 12, 2014

IMG_0501The 21st annual Champion of Children event this year at the Southern Theatre featured former WOSU radio host Fred Andrle in conversation with Paul Tough, author and provocateur.  His book, How Children Succeed, has been on the NY Times Best Sellers List.  The story we usually tell about childhood and success is one of intelligence, but Tough believes the qualities that matter most have to do with character and skills like perseverance, curiosity and self-control.

Watch WOSU TV this Sunday, February 16 for this special interview taped live at the Southern Theatre Tuesday night.  We’re very proud to partner with the United Way of Central Ohio to bring our audience this program. Our congratulations to this year’s Champions — Dr. Kelly Kelleher of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and City Year Columbus run by friend Todd Tuney.