Jewish Journal

The videographer who captured Ted Williams’ golden voice

by Brad A. Greenberg

January 7, 2011 | 11:33 am

If you haven’t heard Ted Williams’ voice by now, then you haven’t been visiting YouTube, watching videos on your friends’ Facebook walls or checking out the morning network shows during the past three days.

When this week started, Williams was homeless and begging for a buck. Now he’s famous and making an apparent radio comeback. John Blake, one of my favorite religion reporters, has the story for CNN about how faith fueled the discovery Williams’ golden voice.

It turns out that Doral Chenoweth III, the man who filmed Williams, has a story of his own.


the reason Chenoweth stopped goes deeper than his job.

It’s “standard operating procedure” for him, he said, to stop and talk to people who are homeless, whether he’s carrying a camera or not.

“It’s part of my faith,” he said after some prodding about his motivations. “You may not be able to help someone with money, but you can at least say hello, how you doing, and look at them.”

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