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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - You've watched and looked forward to his stories on the Today Show for years.

Reporter Bob Dotson is quite simply one of the best storytellers in the news business, and gives us inspiring glimpses into the lives of ordinary people.

Now he's giving us a closer look at his work and travels across the country in his new book "American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things."

Bob Dotson joined us Tuesday on First @ 4. Click the video player above to hear what it is about the ordinary person that inspires him and if he has a favorite interview from over the years.