The New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hits a home run at the Polo Grounds to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in their playoff game, Oct. 3, 1951. It remains a painful memory for Harvey Sherman. AP hide caption

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The 'Shot Heard 'Round The World' Echoes Once More
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After a patient told neurosurgeon Lee Buono to thank the teacher who inspired him, he called up Al Siedlecki. StoryCorps hide caption

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Al Siedlecki (left) and Lee Buono speak at the launch of StoryCorps' National Teachers Initiative at the White House. AJ Chavar /StoryCorps hide caption

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Life Lessons Learned: The National Teachers Initiative
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Earl B. Reynolds spoke with his daughter, Ashley Reynolds, in Roanoke, Va., about how a chance encounter with singer James Brown helped prod him into a new plan for his life. StoryCorps hide caption

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Soul Singer Helps Shoeshiner 'Get On The Good Foot'
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Ellaraino (right), spoke about her late grandmother with her friend Baki AnNur at StoryCorps in Los Angeles. StoryCorps hide caption

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Memories Of Grandma Silvia, And Slavery's Legacy
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A mortally injured Father Mychal Judge is carried out of the World Trade Center by first responders, including Bill Cosgrove (in white shirt). Cosgrove says, "everybody you see in that picture was saved" from the North Tower's collapse, moments later. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Slain Priest: 'Bury His Heart, But Not His Love'
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"It's like the only thing on his mind was to tell the kids that he loved them, and I tell the kids this every day," Monique Ferrer says of her ex-husband. Harriet Jones/NPR hide caption

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Saving The Stories Of Loved Ones Lost On Sept. 11
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A Father Reflects On Strength And Meeting His Match
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Robin Weems' son Jason (left) teaches kindergarten across the hall from his parents' first-grade class in Baltimore. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Family That Teaches Together Talks Shop
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The Kovac Planetarium is dedicated to Frank's father, Frank Kovac Sr., seen in the inset photo on the sign, who inspired his son to gaze at the stars. StoryCorps hide caption

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Homemade Planetarium Reflects One Man's Dream
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In Meeting His Dad, A Son Finds 'Another Part Of Me'
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A Love Story That Started With A Song
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Mort Segal and Joan Feldman remembered their dad at StoryCorps in New York City. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Man Behind The Lilliputian Stripper
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Nan Graham spoke with her son, Howell, about his recovery from lung-transplant surgery in Wilmington, N.C. StoryCorps hide caption

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Surviving A Double-Lung Transplant: 'Life Is Good'
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Julian Walker and his daughter Julia Walker Jewell visited StoryCorps in North Carolina. StoryCorps hide caption

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Visit Provides A Peek Into A Father's Painful Past
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