The Singing Bus Driver - NYC Transit Authority Bus Hero Richard Teel [Video]

Many years have passed since Richard Teel was profiled on The 51st State, a long-forgotten local interest program about New York City. Here’s the story of a real-life, everyday hero. May he be an inspiration to you, too.

This program aired from 1972 to 1976 on the local New York City Public Broadcasting Station, channel 13. There was no fixed length to each program. Rather, the journalist was allowed to let the content determine it.


The 51st State

In short, we’re going to try to capture the experience of a situation. And that takes time; to do that, you have to live with a story…It’s not ‘what happened today,’ because given the Day Book list of pseudo events, very little really happened today that is vitally or ultimately important. Our philosophy is rather: How do we live today? This is where the timeless quality comes in.1

A man of Christian faith

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. -Matthew 5.16

Mr. Teel, thank you for your heart-felt desire to overcome all darkness through the power of God’s love. May your example inspire countless others now and in time to come.

Dear Lord, make me a blessing today. In Jesus' precious name. Amen

  1. From the history of the 51st State ↩︎

Alec Satin
Alec Satin

Your editor is a Bible-believing Christian with no illusions about our darkening age. Keep reading your KJV. If you don’t have one, get a printed copy with good type and read it every day. May God bless you, keep you, and protect you.