OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Journalists are essential to providing citizens fair and thorough coverage of events across our nation and throughout the globe.

Mike Boettcher, an NBC war correspondent who now teaches at Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma, said one of his teachers from Ponca City High School set an example that continues inspiring him.

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Mike Boettcher, courtesy NBC News

This edition of ShapED My Life tells the story of Boettcher and the teacher who was a large influence upon his life. Watch the above video for the full story.

‘ShapED My Life’ is sponsored by True Sky Credit Union and the Oklahoma Department of Education.