Dad Finds Kids, With TV's Help

"The Bus" -- Malone (Anthony LaPaglia) and the team search for a hijacked school bus carrying 13 students on the way to their first day of school, on the second-season premiere of WITHOUT A TRACE, Thursday, Sept. 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. CBS

An overjoyed father from Oklahoma has been reunited with his young son and daughter, who vanished more than two years ago. They were finally found with a little help from the CBS show, "Without a Trace," and some viewers who decided to get involved.

The father, Nick Candela, says: "Without CBS, and without the courage of the people... It just takes one person... Without their courage, you know, it wouldn't have happened."

Call it a "Without a Trace" miracle.

Says the show's star, actor Anthony LaPaglia, "I always used to say if they find one kid, it would be worth, you know, the ordeal of making TV."

There was an emotional family reunion in New York, as Candella was reunited with his two children.

"The Insider" spoke exclusively with the father and his kids on Tuesday. That show's host, Pat O'Brien, filled in viewers of The Early Show Wednesday.

"I knew," Candela said to "The Insider, "when it was the FBI at 7 o'clock in the morning, that they had found the kids."
  • Brian Dakss

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