Words That Inspire Byron Pitts

Here are three books that uplift the 60 Minutes newsman.

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- Posted on Jun 28, 2010

60 Minutes' Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts' story of overcoming illiteracy has inspired millions, but what stories inspire him?

Here are three books that have guided him on the road to success and continue to help him conquer obstacles today:

1. The Bible

Its truth provides strength, comfort and correction.

2. The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr Norman Vincent Peale

Next to the Bible, it was my mother's guide to living a good and honorable life.

3. Before the Mayflower by Lerone Bennett Jr.

His great work on journey of African Americans from slavery to freedom taught me that history is both alive and personal. We are all connected.

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