Joe Liles’ “Walk Of A Lifetime” from The Today Show

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Joe Liles’ “Walk Of A Lifetime” from The Today Show
At 59, a retired art teacher fulfills his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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Joe on “THE TODAY SHOW” Nov 10th


Dear friends,

A new development has come into my life that I wanted to share with you. I am going to be on the Today Show on Wednesday, November 10! I will be the guest on a short taped segment called “Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley,” airing between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. I’ve been told that the chances are good it will be aired in a tighter window of time between 8:30 and 8:45, but live TV can be tricky. They have already changed the date once on me. “Your Life Calling” is sponsored by AARP and features people older than 50 who are re-inventing their lives. Hiking the Appalachian Trail certainly did this for me! After the show airs, a longer version will be posted on the AARP website, Additionally, at noon on November 10, I will be joining Jane Pauley and a representative of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy for a “Live Chat” on You can log into this website and join in the on-line conversation if you like. Everybody wants to know how the Today Show found out about me. It was through one of my former students at my old school, NCSSM, that it all happened. I hope you are able to catch the show and join me for the chat on the internet.

All my best,

Braid, AKA Joe Liles

New website for Joe Liles’ art


Joe, with the help of his son, has created a new website for his artwork.

Check it out at