February 9, 2011 The homeless man who skyrocketed to national fame thanks to an Internet video isn't in rehab anymore — but says he is living in a "clean and sober" facility and working again.
Ted Williams as he recorded voice-over promos for MSNBC's "Lean Foward" campaign on Jan. 6, 2011.
January 13, 2011 This news comes after he and some family members were taped yesterday for a Dr. Phil show appearance that airs today. And it follows the reports of a "disturbance" this week involving Williams and one of his adult daughters at a Los Angeles hotel.
January 11, 2011 No arrests were made, but Los Angeles police did bring him in for questioning Monday night after he got into a loud argument with his adult daughter. Williams has gone from living on the streets to national fame because of his deep voice.
Ted Williams and his mother, Julia, on The Today Show; Jan. 7, 2011.
January 7, 2011 "I felt like I brought so much disgrace to this woman," Williams said on The Today Show. "Don't disappoint me" again, mother Julia asks.
Ted Williams sees his mother, Julia, for the first time in about 20 years.
January 6, 2011 Williams, who in just a couple days has gone from living on the streets in Columbus, Ohio, to national fame for his radio-perfect voice, saw his mother today for the first time in about 20 years.
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, on NBC-TV's The Today Show, Jan. 6, 2011. At left: Meredith Vieira. Center: Matt Lauer.
January 6, 2011 His life has quickly turned around, and the Columbus, Ohio, man says he's going to take advantage of the new chances he's been given.
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice.
January 5, 2011 Ted Williams lives on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. But thanks to a video showcasing his radio-perfect voice, his life has suddenly changed.
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