Since then he’s travelled the world hosting and reporting for radio and television He’s written for newspapers and magazines. He’s won four Emmys and four Peabodys. He’s authored two books. And he’s become a prominent figure in the disability rights movement.
At age 19 Hockenberry was hitch-hiking when the driver of the car fell asleep and crashed. Hockenberry suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down. In this TED Talk he tells his story:
What would you like to ask John Hockenberry?
- John Hockenberry, host of The Takeaway
Editor’s Note: The Takeaway is here to do a special program in partnership with the OPB News series Gun Stories.