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Liberty’s own barefoot bandit on the TODAY Show

December 3, 2010 : Marcelo A. Quarantotto

Well, not so much a bandit in the sense that he gets into legal trouble, but he does tend to cause a stir in many public places. Liberty University associate professor of biology Dr. Daniel Howell was interviewed by Kathy Lee Gifford and rocker Sheryl Crow this morning on MSNBC’s The TODAY Show about his recent publication, “The Barefoot Book.”

Howell regaled Gifford and Crow with a story about how he was on the way to film the show and a flight attendant in Roanoke, Va., made him leave the plane and purchase flip-flops before allowing him to fly. Howell also baffled them by talking about his shoeless lifestyle and his encouragement of others to do the same.

“You’re a very unusual man,” said Gifford, “but I like that.”

  • View the interview and read more about Howell's book here.