Many ties, mugs, tools, and electronics will be given to Dads this year for Father's Day. All fine gifts, but since people are calling 2012 "The Year of Dad," we thought we would ask for something more meaningful than the latest universal remote.
In thinking about fatherhood on Fathers Day, I thank all those men, biological or adoptive dads or father figures, who through their involvement have been lifting up new generations of young people so they can grow into the kind of responsible and interesting adults I see in my sons.
Former Knick Allen Houston, the father of six children, sat down with me to talk about his dad and fatherhood. Allen remembers growing up in "a total family environment," and says his dad never raised his voice to his mother.
Geraldo Rivera sat down with me for an emotional interview to talk about his late father. Geraldo remembers his dad as a sweet and kind-hearted man who was a relentless dreamer affectionately called "Papi" by all who knew him.