Michael's Story | Open Line (1983) - Episode 1


In this SCETV documentary, Michael Tecklenburg, from Charleston, S.C., is a freshman at the University of South Carolina Honor’s College. He has been working to overcome his adversity, that being deafness, ever since before kindergarten. After attending a preparatory school in St. Louis, Missouri, Michael has come to be accepted at USC.

Michael Tecklenburg faced numerous hardships with his deafness growing up, but after being tested at the Central Institute for the Deaf, in St. Louis, experts were able to pinpoint the problem, and his family sent Michael to the St. Joseph School For The Deaf, where he learned how to lip read, and get an education specially-suited for students with the same disability.