Sunday, October 15, 2017

Twenty years ago, Shon Hopwood's future did not look as promising as it does today.  
Over the course of two decades, Hopwood has transformed himself from a convicted bank robber into a highly accomplished associate professor of law at Georgetown Law School. Steve Kroft spoke with 60 Minutes Overtime about what drew him to the story.
"I think it's one of the most compelling stories I've ever covered," says Kroft. "Shon was one of the best characters." That's no small statement from Kroft, who has covered hundreds of stories since his tenure at 60 Minutes began in 1989.
Kroft's story is titled "Redemption," but he says Hopwood's life isn't "your typical redemption story."